ICEBAR by ICEHOTEL Stockholm was built in 2002 as the world’s first permanent ice bar. Every year in April, the interior and design are renewed with masses of ice from Torne river in northern Sweden, and carved into art by skilled ice sculptors from ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi.
ICEBAR by ICEHOTEL Stockholm is open all year and has a constant temperature of -7 degrees celsius (19 degrees fahrenheit). The interior is made out of sculpted ice from the arctic Torne River, just like the glasses your drink is served out of. The bar has room for up to 60 people. The entry fee includes a cocktail and a visit lasts about 40 minutes. Children are welcome, and are served a colourful kids’ drink.
From the pulse and stress of downtown Stockholm, we welcome you into our arctic world. We help you into a warm coat and thick gloves, and then you step into a piece of art. You are greeted with cool, crisp air, a beautiful and unique interior, artistic light design and a cocktail served in a glass made of ice. This is not just a drink at a bar in central Stockholm – it’s a slice of northern Sweden’s polar magic and totally unique experience.
Right now and until April 2017 our art and interior theme is Wild Encounters. Hug a brown bear, look into the eyes of a wolf and walk in a forest made of ice. This is some of what you can do in this year’s design. The yearly ice change in ICEBAR Stockholm took six days to complete, and from May 2016 35 tons of ice blocks from Torne river have become wild animals. The drink list is renewed with the ice change, and reflects the art theme.
Throughout the year, we host temporary exhibitions and happenings in ICEBAR. At the moment there are no events planned. Please check back soon, or follow us in social media to get the latest updates.