ouples from all over the world come to Jukkasjärvi to pledge eternal fidelity to each other. Children from far and wide are baptized here. And already married couples can have their marriage blessed in the celestially beautiful Ice church.
The need to show respect, to focus on one’s own thoughts and reflect on the nature of things is a feeling you get from an encounter with ICEHOTEL. Many pieces of life’s puzzle seem to fall into place here, in the Ice church on the Torne River.
The ceremony and the unique experience of the place, the ice, the snow and the almost unreal environment leave no-one untouched. And perhaps the shared memories and experiences are stronger for the very reason that the church is impermanent. When no architectural memento exists, the memories and the vows exchanged are especially cherished.
The planning time for a wedding in the Ice church varies from a few months to a few years. We recommend that you contact us well in advance. Regarding clothing, everything from traditional bridal dress to a snowmobile suit will work. It is wise, however, to think in terms of warmth.
Wedding couples from countries outside of Sweden has to make a personal and formal visit to the local Tax Office in Kiruna and apply for a certificate regarding consideration of impediments to marriage (hindersprövning). For more information, please contact the Wedding Coordinator at ICEHOTEL.
The Ice Church only exisits between December 23rd until the end of April. Couples who wish to get married in the summer, bathed in the warmth and light of the midnight sun, may choose Jukkasjärvi Church, the oldest wooden chapel in Lapland – or why not an outdoor wedding in the countryside?