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Icehotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marknadsvagen 63, Jukkasjarvi 981 91, Sweden   |  
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Llandudno Junction, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed over New Year 2012 and it was a fantastic experience. You're given all the kit to keep you warm for the duration of your stay...thermal suits, boots, gloves, hat, balaclava etc which makes a real difference. Slept one night on ice and with the thermal sleeping bags provided had a relatively good night's sleep - in a room that's -5 degrees! You can't choose which room you sleep in but whether you're in an artist's suite or standard room, the experience is the same...great fun. The Icehotel is open to the general public during the day and they are free to wander all the rooms but in the evening it's only open to residents. For those sleeping on ice there is an adjacent "warm" building where there are lockers (and small cubicles for those staying in Artist's Suites) where you can leave all your luggage overnight, and where showers, sauna etc are located. It's also a good meeting place with hot chocolate and hot lingonberry juice on tap. The rest of the resort is made up of "warm" accommodation which is very comfortable. Food's excellent and you can keep yourself occupied during the day snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice carving, snowshoeing etc, to work up an appetite! It's difficult to believe that the Icehotel is built from scratch every winter and is different every year...a good excuse to visit again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I didn't sleep in the hotel! But it is an amazing attraction! You can visit all bedrooms and go to the Ice Bar to grab a drink!
Everything is beautiful over there. The rooms are made and decorated by true artists. Each one is a beautiful and especific attraction!
There is a place where you can see a guy doing some ice sculptures.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed here in December 2012, and was an amazing experience, and the best holiday ever!

We stayed one night in the ice hotel, with a couple of days in stockholm and a night in the wilderness camp.

The icebar is fantastic, the design was amazing, hard to believe it was made from ice. The drinks are quite strong so you wont need many of them. They only sell vodka and I noticed a few people asking for other types of drinks. Its probably a good idea to take some thin gloves for the icebar as the ones the icehotel give you are too big to hold the ice glass.

Staying in the room at night is an experience, when you need to loo, go, don't wait around as you wont be able to sleep. Whilst its cold if you just have a thin layer on and use the sleeping bag correctly you will sleep fine. Tip for the toilet is get into your boots and out of your sleeping bag as quick as you can and you will be fine.

The loganberry juice is a nice touch in the morning and well recommended, as is having the certificate to say you stayed in the ice hotel and the temp was -20, remember inside its -5 and it does feel warm compared to outside. Dont forget to collect this!

Breakfast was fantastic. They had everything you could wish for and is a buffet service. hot and cold food and really good coffee!

They have mobile phone lockers so you can charge your phone overnight or whilst you wait in the lobby which is a good touch, as you find that your battery dies given the cold outside. There is also a computer with internet access in case you need to check weather etc. Unless you have a prebooked activity then you may find yourself waiting around, wifi exists in the lobby and many people either read or used their ipads etc. There is loganberry juice on tap in the lobby, which I took advantage of :)

Well recommended and the best holiday I have been on!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

so awesome! loved it.beds and bathroom just omg defintley staying again.the resturaunt serves cold starters in ice dishes.there is no other hotel like this one!its a good cool place to stay.the one in sweeden is amazing!but if it wasn't for my childs social studie teacher I would of never of knew it even existed. so hope you enjoy your stay

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ludham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Utterly extraordinary. There is nothing like this on the planet; it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing to do.

I love that you get a certificate in the morning congratulating you on surviving the night!!

The restaurant serves cold starters in ice dishes to keep the feeling of the place.

The IceBar is very expensive, with a shot of Vodka over £10 each. You don't want to offer to get a round in!

The Northern Lights viewed over the hotel is a natural wonder.

Just wonderful.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Whilst travelling in Sweden and Lapland it appears our choice of the Ice Hotel was one which will ensure memories for a lifetime. This place is stunning and certainly worthy of a visit if you are seeking something out of the ordinary and not luxurious. I say that because when staying in the "cold" part of the hotel, (the Ice rooms) you don't have much more than a bed and some stunning ice sculptures etc, but that said, i'd go back in a heartbeat and we had a most memorable 3 days there. Set at a nice 5 or 10 below zero, these rooms are all different as a design sculpture has created each room on its own and no two rooms repeat. Walking around and see ing the variations and differences took us just under 1.5 hours as it is truly amazing to see the finished product they have. A drink at the Ice Bar is mandatory (in ice glasses) as is the view from the rooftop which give stunning views across to the horizon, which we saw at sunrise - and it was truly stunning. Day trips from the hotel are easy and this is another great stop point on any trip around Sweden for those who love getting into the climate and conditions of this arctic region. Service was great, rooms great and location stunning. Do the dog sleds whilst your there. Whilst they are not as "sensational" as the ones we did at Greenland, they are all the same a wonderful experience for those who partake.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We went in February and stayed both in Kiruna and Yukasyarvi where the Ice Hotel built each year in order to spend more time in the area and to keep the overall cost down.
We slept in a basic room which are further away from the changing room, showers and toilets but they are reasonably priced. The first night was spent in an ice room with three nights in a chalet allowing time to go on the excursions which are a must do.
We went on the night husky sleigh ride, the night motor sled excursion with supper in a hunting hut and reindeer racing all of which were great fun.
We were given a tour of the hotel when we arrived which included all the art rooms.
All in all an experience.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marknadsvagen 63, Jukkasjarvi 981 91, Sweden
Location: Sweden > Norrbotten County > Jukkasjarvi
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Jukkasjarvi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Icehotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Icehotel Hotel Jukkasjarvi
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Ice Hotel Sweden

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