The Original ICEBAR
ICEBAR Stockholm by ICEHOTEL is the world’s first permanent icebar. The interior is carved out of 40 tons of natural ice from the Torne River by ice sculptors from ICEHOTEL. ICEBAR has been a popular attraction in Stockholm since the opening in 2002 and attracts both tourists and locals who want a slice of the Arctic North in downtown Stockholm.
ICEBAR is centrally located inside Hotel C Stockholm. Take a short tour of what it looked like when the Promised Land theme was made by clicking the button below.
ICEBAR Stockholm is made of ice - and so is the glass that your drink is served in. The bar has has a constant temperature of -5°C (23°F) and room for up to 60 people. Your entry fee includes a drink from our menu and a 45 minute visit. Children are welcome, and are served a colorful non-alcoholic drink. All visitors borrow an ice cape and a pair of gloves to keep themselves warm and to protect the ice from their body heat. This is not just a drink in a bar in central Stockholm – it’s a slice of northern Sweden’s polar magic and a totally unique experience. You are greeted with cool crisp air, a beautiful and unique interior, artistic design and a memory for life.
The Promised Land
The ICEBAR is completely redone every year in April. This year's design is a tribute to all the people who have left their homes in the search for something better; inspired by the wave of Swedes migrating to the United States in the 19th century. Some of them were forced to leave for political, religious or economic reasons, and some of them left because they had a dream of creating a better life elsewhere. Here's to the brave ones; to the ones following their dreams; to the ones that had the courage to cross seas to find a new home – to find their Promised Land.
ICEBAR + dinner = true
Welcome to a delicious night with cold drinks and warm food. Bring your family, friends, colleagues or maybe a new acquaintance, and enjoy a night full of contrasts. You start with a cocktail and ice art in -5°C (23°F) in the coolest bar in town - ICEBAR Stockholm. After 45 minutes it's time to hit the food in our warm restaurant next door, Swede Hollow.
Ice Sculpting - the Coolest Activity in Town
Gather a group of friends or work colleagues and let your inner ice artist go crazy. This activity is done with blocks of ice from Torne River, and is guided by an experienced ice artist from ICEHOTEL.
The activity takes place on the terrace of Hotel C Stockholm and takes about 45–60 minutes. 10–40 people work in teams of two and the objective is to create an art piece out of ice. One team is the winner and inside the ICEBAR we raise our glasses made of ice to salute them.
ICEBAR Stockholm is rebuilt each year by skilled ice artists from ICEHOTEL – a world famous hotel and art exhibition made of ice and snow. Founded in 1989, it is reborn in a new shape every winter, in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi – 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The Torne River, the arts, and creating a setting for life-enriching moments are at the heart of it all.