Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival to be launched on Jan 6

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival will be held for 23 days from January 6 until 28.

With PyeongChang 2018 coming soon, Hwacheon-gun decided to add even more benefits for international tourists visiting the Sancheoneo Ice Festival. With Korea’s first duty-free shop inside the festival area, visitors can buy local specialties as well as festival and PyeongChang 2018 souvenirs all in one place. Moreover, various festival programs are ready for international visitors to enjoy. With exclusive ice fishing zone and cooking area for international visitors, you don’t have to wait in a long line to try the trout that you caught. And for the Olympic fans, there is a special experience zone prepared. You can test your skills with sports VR experience, or partake in events with PyeongChang 2018 mascots Soohorang and Bandabi. Also during the festival period, a direct bus from Seoul to the festival area is available for your convenience, departing from Hongik Univ. Station, Myeong-dong Station, and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station.

Fall in love with snow and ice in winter! Don’t miss all the excitement at Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival!

More Info

Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

Period: January 06-28, 2018
※ Please check the website for program details, ticket prices, and festival time
Address: 137, Sancheoneo-gil, Hwacheon-eup, Hwacheon-gun, Gangwon-do
☞ Directions
Intercity Bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal
Dong Seoul Bus Terminal → Hwacheon Bus Terminal: First bus 06:45, Last bus 19:35 (Approx. 2 hrs. 40 min.)
Hwacheon Bus Terminal → festival grounds: From Hwacheon Bus Terminal Bus Stop, take bus No. 15 to Sin-Apartment Bus Stop. Cross the street and walk approx. 7 min. to festival grounds.
Shuttle Bus from Seoul to Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival
– Period: January 06-28, 2018
– Bus fee: Round-trip 10,000 won
– How to use: Make a reservation via website
– Departure schedule
(Seoul→ Festival grounds): 08:00 Hongik Univ. Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Gyeongui Jungang Line, Airport Railroad), Exit 8 / 08:30 Myeong-dong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 2 / 08:40 Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4, 5), Exit 12
(Festival grounds→Seoul): 17:00 / Scheduled departure time subject to change; refer to announcement at the venue.
– Inquiries: +82-10-7235-2688 (Korean, English) / +82-2-558-2606 (Korean, English, Chinese)
– Bus reservation website:, Chinese)
☞ Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival website:, English, Japanese, Chinese, German, French, Spanish)
☞ Hwacheon Tourism website: (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)