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Introducing ICEHOTEL 365

Dawn Rawlings

Thursday, 01 December 2016

The world’s first ICEHOTEL was founded in 1989, and for 27 years it has been constructed from ice taken from the frozen Torne River in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden - destined to melt away come spring for the process to be repeated the following year. This year welcomes an addition to this cycle with the construction of the fantastic new ICEHOTEL® 365- a year-round icy experience.

entrance icehotel 365 Photo Asaf Kliger www.icehotel2

The ICEHOTEL 365, a permanent fixture to the resort, which will allow guests to visit throughout the year and experience the magic and artistry of a unique ice structure, has finally opened its doors to guests. 


This 2,100 square metre hotel, complete with 20 beautiful suites, an ice bar and ice gallery has been created like the classic ICEHOTEL, where the inner walls have been made from ice blocks but with the addition of exterior walls made out of concrete and steel pipes. These pipes are drilled deep into the permafrost below to keep the indoor temperature at the ideal -5 degrees Celsius. The building is then thoroughly isolated so it won’t let the cold out or any heat in. In the warmer months of the year, the 875 square metres of solar panels will harness the power of the sun to give an energy surplus that ensures the temperature will remain at -5.

ICEHOTEL 365 Summer. Illustration by PinPin Studio.2

ICEHOTEL 365 Winter. Illustration by PinPin Studio22

Guests can now combine their bucket list experience of visiting the original ICEHOTEL with not only the likes of seeing the elusive Aurora Borealis and enjoying husky sledding but also allowing you to sample the wonders of the Midnight Sun.

Here is a sample of the art that you will discover at the new ICEHOTEL 365:

Art Suite 365 You Are My Type design by John Bark and Charli Kasselback Photography by Asaf Kliger and www.icehotel2

'You Are My Type' designed by John Bark and Charli Kasselback

Deluxe Suite 365 Wishful Thinking. Design Marjolein Vonk Maurizio Perron. Photo Asaf Kliger www.icehotel2

'Wishful Thinking' designed Marjolein Vonk & Maurizio Perron

Deluxe Suite 365 Dont get Lost. Design Tommy Alatalo. Photo Asaf Kliger www.icehotel2

'Don’t get Lost' designed by Tommy Alatalo

Deluxe Suite 365 Once upon a Time Design Luc Voisin Mathieu Brison Photo Asaf Kliger www.icehotel2

'Once upon a Time' designed by Luc Voisin & Mathieu Brison

Not to worry; for those who would still like to stay in a room that will only be around a few short months, the original ICEHOTEL will still be constructed alongside the year-round hotel.

To discover more about a reservation for ICEHOTEL 365, please contact our Travel Experts who will be thrilled to help. 

Click here to view our new holiday featuring the ICEHOTEL

Photography by Asaf Kliger and, Tommy Alatalo, Marjolein Vonk & Maurizio Perron, John Bark and Charli Kasselback, Pin Pin Studio

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