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ICEHOTEL® 2018 is open for the winter!

When the first plans for the ICEHOTEL® 2018 were revealed in August, we couldn’t wait to see the finished suites. Now, the wait is over and the ICEHOTEL® is officially open!

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This is the 29th annual rendition of the hotel which saw 34 artists from 13 countries help to create the structure made completely of snow and ice. Nature is the inspiration behind many of the suites this year and we’re excited to show you the photos from the grand reveal.  

Scroll to see the meticulously crafted suites including ‘Spruce Woods’ designed by Canadians Christopher Pancoe and Jennie O’Keefe where guests can spend the night in an ice suite made to feel like camping in a forest. There’s also the ‘Living Ocean Suite’ created by Jonathon Green and his daughter Marnie from England. The suite is inspired by climate change and how overfishing severely affects our oceans.

Experience the ICEHOTEL® for yourself during one of our holidays to Sweden.

Dancing Auroras by Emelie Steele Sebastian DellUva

‘Dancing Auroras’ by Emelie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva


Flock by Lisa Lindqvist Ulrika Tallving

‘Flock’ by Lisa Lindqvist & Ulrika Tallving


The Living Ocean by Marnie Green Jonathon Paul Green

‘The Living Ocean’ by Marnie Green & Jonathon Paul Green


Spruce Woods by Jennie OKeefe Chris Pancoe

‘Spruce Woods’ by Jennie O’Keefe & Chris Pancoe


Reception and Main Hall by Marjolein Vonk Maurizio Perron

Reception and Main Hall by Marjolein Vonk & Maurizio Perron


The ICEHOTEL® is a spectacular way to complete your winter holiday. There’s plenty happening over Christmas and New Year but no matter when you visit, you’re sure to have an unforgettable night’s stay. 

View our holidays to the ICEHOTEL® here.

Image credits: ICEHOTEL®, Emelie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva, Lisa Lindqvist & Ulrika Tallving, Marnie Green & Jonathon Paul Green, Jennie O’Keefe & Chris Pancoe, Marjolein Vonk & Maurizio Perron, Asaf Kliger

Read 2022 times Last modified on Monday, 07 January 2019

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