This year's Icehotel in Sweden is ready to welcome guests and some of the incredible icy rooms have been revealed. Every winter the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland is designed by artists with custom-made suites, and activities for guests like cross-country skiing and ice-plunge baths.

The Icehotel in Sweden is fashioned every year out of ice from the Torne River in Jukkasjärvi with 27 artists from around the world invited to design this year's Icehotel 32 (the 32nd edition), as well as three new art suites for the year-round Icehotel 365.

The hexagonal-shaped Great Gatsby-style suite of this year's Icehotel
To bed with the chickens by Edith Van de Wetering & Wilfred Stijger © Asar Kliger/Icehotel

It took six weeks to build this year's project from start to finish, using 25,000 cubic mixtures (about the size of 10 Olympic swimming pools) of snow and ice, as well as 200 hand-made ice crystals to create the chandeliers.

A highlight of the new hotel is the suite designed by British father and daughter duo Jonathan and Marnie Green called Dickensian Street that looks like a Victorian London neighbourhood, complete with ice-made shops, houses, cobblestone streets and even a pub intricately carved out of ice.

The hexagonal-shaped Great Gatsby-style suite of this year's Icehotel
Great Gatsby suite by Tomasz Czajkowski & Tomasz Jastrzebski © Asar Kliger/Icehotel

There's also the hexagonal Art Deco interior of the Great Gatsby suite, and a suite filled with ice-sculpted chickens in the To bed with the chickens suite, created by Edith Van de Wetering and Wilfred Stijger from the Netherlands, where the phrase "go to bed with the chickens" means going to bed early.

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The Sacred Giant suite with an ice-sculpted altar for a bed
Sacred Giants suite by AnnaSofia Mååg & Emilia Elisson © Asar Kliger/Icehotel

Icehotel 32 can be experienced until April 2022 and the permanent part of the hotel, Icehotel 365, remains open and offers ice and snow experiences all year round.

In addition to the art, guests can enjoy experiences like dog-sledding to view the Northern Lights, ice-plunge baths, snowmobile adventures, and enjoy award-winning cuisine at the Icehotel Restaurant.

Two women in bathing suits and robes prepare to enjoy an ice-plunge pool
There are many on-site activities for guests to enjoy © Asar Kliger/Icehotel

Further information can be found by visiting Icehotel here and Visit Lapland here. Check out the AR experience here.

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This article was first published Dec 15, 2020 and updated Dec 14, 2021.

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