I stayed here with a friend in December 2009 just before Christmas. What was good about timing our stay then was that the weather was quite good and not everything had been built so we got to see the icehotel under construction. Would definately recommend a stay in the cold accommodation on your first night then moving to the warm. Do shower the night before so you don't have to queue up in the mornings and don't worry too much about the cold. If you wear layers you'll be fine. The boots they provide are also super comfortable.
We flew in from London and saved some money flying in to Stockholm with BA, spending the day sight seeing in Stockholm and then flying up to Kiruna with Norweigian airlines in the evening. Direct flights can be a bit pricey so this was a good way to save some cash if you have the time and get to see the sights of Gamla Stan which is beautiful at Christmas time.
Don't plan too many activities while there, you'll want some time to just appreciate your surroundings. Enjoy the torne river water, it's incredibly clean and refreshing. Recommend the old mime stead for dinner, delicious smorgasbord, everything was amazing and it's a nice walk home to the icehotel in the evening if the weather holds out. The church in jukkasjarvi is very pretty also.
Planning to head back here in 2013 with my husband.
- Also Known As:
- Icehotel Hotel Jukkasjarvi
- Icehotel Sweden/Jukkasjarvi
- Ice Hotel Sweden