We went to the ice hotel for Christmas 2005. As with most people, we spent one night in the ice hotel proper, followed by another night in one of the hotel rooms. We slept fairly well, not cold really, although if you get up to pee in the middle of the night, expect to have to put clothing/boots/etc. on. The ice suites are cute in design, but you don't get to spend much time in them.
For the money, I though the food was not worth it, certainly true on Christmas eve. The icebar was interesting and the sweet vodka drinks went down easy. People were friendly in the bar as well.
For activities, we went cross-country skiing, snow-mobiling, sweating
in the sauna and dog sledding. Other than the sauna, these were not cheap. We did have a blast though. Unfortunately we did not witness the Northern Lights.
We took the train to get up there from Stockholm in a sleeper car. It
was a pleasant enough ride.
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- Also Known As:
- Icehotel Hotel Jukkasjarvi
- Icehotel Sweden/Jukkasjarvi
- Ice Hotel Sweden