Jukkasjarvi

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Jukkasjarvi which includes a lake or waterhole
Travelers come from all over the world to see this small town’s unique hotel made of ice.

Known locally as “Jukkas,” Jukkasjärvi is a tiny town of around 600 permanent residents. The legendary Icehotel dominates the entrance to this unassuming town. Spend a night at the Icehotel and stick around to discover Jukkasjärvi’s other charms.

Jukkasjärvi’s iconic Icehotel is the main draw for many visitors. The world’s first hotel made of ice, the building is reconstructed each year after melting away into the adjacent Torneälven River every summer. Covering nearly 54,000 square feet (5,000 square meters), the hotel is comprised of a collection of igloos that house guest rooms, restaurants and a chapel where weddings often take place. Sleep on an ice block covered with reindeer hides in special high-tech sleeping bags. Relax in the sauna or sip cocktails in glasses made of ice at the hotel’s Icebar.

Stroll down the main street of Jukkasjärvi, Marknadsvägen, and admire the peaceful, snow-covered huts lining the road. At the end of the street, look for the red Jukkasjärvi Kyrka (Jukkasjärvi Church). Dating back to the early 17th century, this church is among the oldest in Swedish Lapland. The altarpiece is an interesting work of modern art by Bror Hjorth, depicting heroes from Lapland’s history. Look for the church’s organ, which is made of birch and reindeer horn. Notice a shaman’s drum featuring the Sami sun symbol and a Christian cross hanging above the organ.

Gain insight into traditional Sami life at the Nutti Sámi Siida reindeer yard. Learn about reindeer herding, try reindeer meat at the camp’s café and browse the reindeer-based products on display at its shop.

In winter, go snowmobiling or ride on a horse-drawn sleigh. In summer, enjoy hiking by the light of the midnight sun. Make a daytrip to the fascinating Esrange Space Center, which is located around 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Jukkasjärvi, to learn about space travel and research.

Jukkasjärvi is located 11 miles (17 kilometers) east of Kiruna, from where it’s accessible by bus. The closest airport is also located in Kiruna.

Visit this enchanting Swedish town and its legendary hotel.

Icehotel
Icehotel
3.5 out of 5
Marknadsvagen 63, Jukkasjarvi, 981 91
The price is £97 per night from 24 Aug to 25 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star ski hotel in Jukkasjarvi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a sauna. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (419 reviews)
Excellent hotel
"Excellent hotel! We stayed for one night only in one of the warm accommodations (Nordic chalet) and it was great. Amazing location, spotless and well equipped cabin and friendly staff. Breakfast was very good, but if you are travelling with a dog know that you are not allowed into the breakfast area ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2022

Icehotel
Camp Adventure
Camp Adventure
2.5 out of 5
Poikkijärvivägen 55, Jukkasjarvi, Norrbotten, 98192
Stay at this cabin in Jukkasjarvi. Enjoy a sauna, a 24-hour front desk and an airport shuttle. Popular attraction Jukkasjärvi Church is located nearby. Discover ...
3.8/5 Good! (8 reviews)
"No one there to check us in or out. Cabin had essentials but needs updating. Property grounds need tidying. Not very welcoming. Fine for an overnight stop."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2019

Camp Adventure
Arctic Light Holiday House
Arctic Light Holiday House
3.5 out of 5
2 Fotvägen, Jukkasjarvi, Norrbottens län, 981 91
Stay at this 3.5-star golf apartment in Jukkasjarvi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a sauna. Popular attraction Jukkasjärvi Church is located nearby. Discover ...
Arctic Light Holiday House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Camp Adventure
Camp Adventure
2.5 out of 5
Poikkijärvivägen 55, Jukkasjarvi, Norrbotten, 98192
Stay at this cabin in Jukkasjarvi. Enjoy a sauna, a 24-hour front desk and an airport shuttle. Popular attraction Jukkasjärvi Church is located nearby. Discover ...
3.8/5 Good! (8 reviews)
"No one there to check us in or out. Cabin had essentials but needs updating. Property grounds need tidying. Not very welcoming. Fine for an overnight stop."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2019

Camp Adventure
Arctic Light Holiday House
Arctic Light Holiday House
3.5 out of 5
2 Fotvägen, Jukkasjarvi, Norrbottens län, 981 91
Stay at this 3.5-star golf apartment in Jukkasjarvi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a sauna. Popular attraction Jukkasjärvi Church is located nearby. Discover ...
Arctic Light Holiday House
Arctic Light Guesthouse - Own house next door to world famous ICEHOTEL
Arctic Light Guesthouse - Own house next door to world famous ICEHOTEL
Kiruna N, Norrbottens län
Stay at this ski holiday home in Jukkasjarvi. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park and a fitness centre. Popular attraction Jukkasjärvi Church is located nearby. Discover ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (10 reviews)
Great experience
"Our host was always helpful and the communication was great. We really enjoyed our stay in this house! Thank you!"

Reviewed on 9 Nov 2021

Arctic Light Guesthouse - Own house next door to world famous ICEHOTEL
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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