Sweden’s ICEHOTEL is a world-famous venue that stands as the first of its kind. At first glance it looks spectacular. Inside the ICEHOTEL you will find there’s much more than just a pretty appearance. It also features its own chapel and bar. You will be hard-pressed to find a more unique wedding venue than when you tie the knot surrounded by snow-clad walls and artistically carved ice furnishings.
A One-of-a-Kind Winter Wedding
Located in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, the ICEHOTEL is a luxury that can only be enjoyed for a few months of each year. The whole ICEHOTEL is carved from solid blocks of ice that are extracted from the nearby Torne River. Each spring the hotel harvests ice from the frozen river and stores it for production for the hotel later in the year. The ice is used to create the icebar designs and ice sculptures that the ICEHOTEL is famous for – even the glasses are crafted ice. The structure itself is crafted from densely compacted snow that is compressed to create strong walls and ceilings.
This yearly production cycle is what makes the ICEHOTEL so special. By rebuilding the hotel and its rooms every year, they can redesigned with new themes and sculptures. Currently on its 26th rendition, this year’s iteration includes 19 individually themed and hand-crafted art suites whose designs have been chosen from over 100 submissions by prestigious artists from across the world. With all this in mind, it is little wonder that the ICEHOTEL is such a popular wedding destination, especially since it is also in the perfect position to experience Sweden’s fantastic view of the Northern Lights.
Visit the ICEHOTEL and see the Northern Lights
While you and your wedding guests are staying at the ICEHOTEL, you will find that there is no shortage of things to do. We have a variety of Northern Lights holiday packages that include lots of exciting experiences that can be enjoyed together with your trip. Snowmobiling is one popular will let you to explore the hills, frozen lakes and wilderness of the Arctic, followed by traditional Swedish Fika (coffee break) by an open fire. Other options include dog sledding, winter driving, ice sculpting and horse riding. It goes without saying that throughout all of this there are also plenty of opportunities to see the Northern Lights.
To start planning your holiday to the ICEHOTEL, we recommend you visit our ICEHOTEL page, where you will find even more information and images of everything it has to offer. You can even view a sample itinerary of what an example holiday might look like, although do keep in mind that all of our packages are tailor-made to each customer’s exact requirements – this is just an example. There’s so much to choose from, so don’t be surprised if you come back for a second trip. The first thing to do is get in touch!