Jukkasjärvi

Jukkasjärvi

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How to dress for winter in Swedish Lapland

I'm travelling to Swedish Lapland this winter, how should I dress for the cold climate? Check out this guide for dressing for winter in Swedish Lapland.

Visut – a story of the reindeer

Our home, Swedish Lapland, has been formed by the Ice Age, the seasons and the reindeer. And we, too, have lived our lives in the shadow of the forces of nature.

The Chef’s Table at Icehotel

Are you a fan of cooking shows on TV? So is Maria, a food enthusiast from Swedish Lapland, who finally got a chance to participate behind the scenes. That's what Chef's Table at Icehotel is all about – inviting the guest into the kitchen.

It’s time for harvest! Ice harvest, that is.

It’s mid-March and people are gathering on the frozen Torne River in Jukkasjärvi. Behind us, the world-famed ICEHOTEL. But our eyes are fixated on the tractors hoisting up giant blocks of ice from the river. We’re looking at the next year’s hotel, yet to be carved out from the crystal clear ice. It’s harvest time.

A unique wedding for you, and you, and you, and you

Weddings. They can be lavish, intimate, fun, boring, and all of the above. No wedding is alike, as no people are alike. Some like barefoot weddings on beaches, some prefer getting married in a church made of ice and snow - 200 km above the Arctic Circle in Swedish Lapland.

A night in -5 °C – how does it work?

It takes no little amount of courage to commit to spending a night on ice. Some have already planned a spot on the mantelpiece for the diploma that says you survived a night in minus five before boarding the plane to Kiruna. Others are more hesitant about the idea to sleep in a hotel made of ice and snow.

ICEHOTEL, a frozen icon

ICEHOTEL has been reincarnated in a new rendition every winter for the last 26 seasons and there's more to come. First, let's take a walk down memory lane to find out how this frozen art project came about.