ICEHOTEL is the best experience in Sweden. This according to French, German, British, Dutch and Italian tour operators who rewarded ICEHOTEL with the "Best Experience in Sweden" award on 23 October. ICEHOTEL has over 80 rooms built each year from snow and crystal clear ice, taken from the waters of the local river Torne. The Icehotel® is available from mid-December to mid-April. For departures before early January, you can still watch some of the ice sculptures and artists at work, finishing off their creations and other aspects of the hotel, whilst you stay in a snow room. After that time you can see the completed hotel in all its glory and if you wish, upgrade to one of their stunning art suites, each individual designed and hand crafted by one of many artists who travel there from all over the world, to help create the Icehotel each year.