It's surprising that anyone manages to get any sleep with Escorted Tours to the Icehotel increasing in popularity. At the Icehotel, guests staying for the evening have the resort entirely to themselves when they check into their individually sculpted suites.
A team of artists descends on the tiny village of Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland to start the process of building this unique structure every winter. Great tunnels of snow are made and allowed to harden in arches before blocks of ice harvested from the nearby Torne River are brought in to be the basis of the sculptures. From early December to mid January the Icehotel accepts guests while it is in the process of being built. The hotel opens one section at a time with the highlight being the opening of the ice church and main hall on December 23rd.
After a night spent in an art suite during Escorted Tours to the Icehotel, we recommend continuing your stay in a Northern Lights chalet with a specially converted roof giving you a clear view of the sky all the way through the long Arctic night.