step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30

step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30

33 artists from 16 countries have spent two weeks creating the 30th incarnation of ICEHOTEL — an ephemeral art exhibition made entirely of snow and ice from sweden’s torne river. together with the hotel’s building team, the artists have created 15 art suites for guests as well as a ceremony hall for weddings and other celebrations, and a main hall complete with columns and chandeliers. ICEHOTEL #30 can be experienced until april 14, 2020, after which it melts and returns to the river. the permanent part of the hotel, ‘ICEHOTEL 365’, remains to offer ice and snow experiences all year round.

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white santorini – icehotel
design: haemee han & jae yual lee | photo: asaf kliger



in spring 2019, 1,300 blocks of ice were harvested from the river and kept cold until it was time for them to be used to create this year’s art. the ice was also used to make glasses, plates, and to deliver orders in the shape of sculptures, blocks, or whole environments for events around the world. ‘we have planned ICEHOTEL #30 since early spring when the ICEHOTEL jury decided which art suites would become reality,’ says luca roncoroni, creative director at ICEHOTEL. ‘luckily the arctic weather greeted us with perfect conditions for the construction period. there is something special creating art and design in collaboration with the river, the sky, and the air.’

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golden ice – icehotel
design: nicolas triboulot & jean-marie guitera | photo: asaf kliger



30 years ago, ICEHOTEL founder yngve bergqvist started a journey that would lead to the world’s first hotel of ice and snow in jukkasjärvi in the north of sweden. today, the hotel has had over a million visitors from all over the world. ‘this year ICEHOTEL is celebrating 30 years and the hotel is really something special. we are happy to finally be able to welcome the guests into this glittering world,’ says the CEO of ICEHOTEL, malin franck. see continued photography of the art suites below.

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bone room – icehotel
design: rob harding | photo: asaf kliger

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feline lair – icehotel
design: brian alvin mcarthur & dawn marie detarando | photo: asaf kliger

step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30
subterranean – icehotel
design: daniel rosenbaum & jörgen westin | photo: asaf kliger

step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30
warm up – icehotel
design: aleksandra pasek & tomasz czajkowski | photo: asaf kliger

step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30
ginkgo – icehotel
design: nina kauppi & johan kauppi | photo: asaf kliger

step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30
cabinet in the woods – icehotel
design: hugh miller & howard miller | photo: asaf kliger

step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30
kaleidoscope – icehotel
design: natsuki saito & shingo saito | photo: asaf kliger

step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30
echos of the torne river – icehotel
design: francisco javier cortés zamudio | photo: asaf kliger

step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30
crescents – icehotel
design: elin julin & ida mangsbo | photo: asaf kliger

step inside the art suites at ICEHOTEL #30
torneland – icehotel
design: luc voisin & mathieu brison | photo: asaf kliger



project info:


name: ICEHOTEL #30
location: jukkasjärvi, sweden
open until: april 14, 2020
photography: asaf kliger

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