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!
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- Also Known As:
- Icehotel Hotel Jukkasjarvi
- Icehotel Sweden/Jukkasjarvi
- Ice Hotel Sweden