The Ice Bar Stockholm – the coolest place ever?

Ice Bar Stockholm

Ice bar Stockholm

We’re back talking about my trip to Stockholm, and today’s post is about the Ice Bar Stockholm.

My sister spotted this when we first booked our trip to Stockholm, and it was pretty high up her list. As someone who doesn’t drink, I wasn’t too fussed about it, but I’m glad I went because it was so much better than I expected it to be.

Ice Bar Stockholm is kept at a constant temperature of -7C, which makes it, literally, the coolest place I’ve ever been. (Yep, getting the puns in early here.)

Ice Bar Stockholm

The ice bar Stockholm

The Ice Bar Stockholm

Everything is made from ice – the bar, the glasses, walls, and the tables. Obviously the floor isn’t made from ice, but your shoes do stick to it slightly.

Ice glasses at the Ice Bar Stockholm

Ice glass at the Ice Bar Stockholm

The glasses were awesome, and it was pretty exciting getting to drink out of something made of frozen water. When we left, we spotted a couple broken on the floor, so someone had tried to take their ice glass back with them…

Ice Bar Stockholm

Ice Bar Stockholm

Ice Bar Stockholm

The walls have got some really cool artwork in it, including carvings of animals, a map of Stockholm, and the story of Nils Holgersson.

As part of your ticket, you get a nice, big, warm cape, a pair of gloves, and your first drink. I tried lingonberry juice, which I thought tasted quite similar to cranberry juice. My Mum, sister, and her friend all had something alcoholic and said their drinks were all really nice.

You get around 40 minutes in the ice bar, which is just enough time to enjoy your drink, and look at everything.

At the Ice Bar Stockholm

Reading Magonia in the Ice Bar Stockholm

I was reading Magonia at the time, so I even got in a spot of reading. This means that Ice Bar Stockholm is officially top of my list of coolest places to read a book.

I’m glad we went to the Ice Bar, because it was much better than I was expecting it to be. It was a really fun experience, and it’s something I’ve never done before. It turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip, though pretty much everything I did in Stockholm was a highlight.

 

How much does it cost?

If you reserve online, it cost 195SEK, which is about £15.30 per person*. Depending on how you look at it, that’s an expensive drink (especially if, like me, you don’t even drink alcohol), but it’s the experience you pay for it and it is more than worth it.

If you rock up on the day, it’s 205SEK, which is about £16.13*.

*Prices correct at time of writing.

Have you ever been to an ice bar? If not, would you go?

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  • Such a cool place (following your pun there, but so true)!
    Our of pure curiosity, do you drink out of a straw or directly from the glass? Because that would be cold against the lips, right?

    • *High five for puns*

      No it was straight from the glass, and weirdly it wasn’t that cold. It was obviously cold, but there was no danger of your tongue / face sticking to the glass. (I did try, though.)

  • Sarah Albertson

    Man that place looks incredible! I would definitely check out an ice bar if I had the chance!

    • It was so fun and novel. I would love to stay in one of those ice hotels they have, or an igloo, I think I’d like to stay in an igloo.

  • I love this! Sounds incredible and how amazing is it that you get a cape! You are rocking the cape/cloak thing at the moment. It sounds like good value for money too, you are definitely paying for the experience because going to an ice bar is not an everyday thing.

    • The cape was awesome! If they’d sold them in the shop, I’d have been tempted to buy one and wear it in winter.

      Exactly, its something I’ve never done before, so it was worth it.

  • Samantha Pinkie

    Wow looks so cool! I love all the artwork on the ice it looks so pretty. I think there is one now open in Leeds which I need to go check out. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

    • Is there? Oooh. I thought we just had one in London. Didn’t know that. You should go 🙂 it’s really fun.

      • Samantha Pinkie

        Turns out it was a pop up shop which closed last weekend, gutted. Hopefully they bring it back next summer. =^-^=

  • Holy crap, this is so cool!! You’re like in Elsa’s ice castle, but better because it’s a bar!!
    ~Sara

  • This looks amazing, I went to a pop up one in Manchester but it wasn’t as good, cant believe even your glasses were made of ice.

    xxx
    Lyndsey
    http://www.labeau.co.uk

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