Check Out Sweden’s ICEHOTEL

ICEHOTEL 

Now’s the time for the adventurous to take off to Sweden – that is if you love freezing temperatures, ice bars, and ice beds covered with reindeer skin.

Every year in the village of Jukkasjärvi, near the river of Torne, a magnificent ice hotel is erected for the winter spectator to experience an exceptionally “cool” spectacle.

It is named ICEHOTEL, and it measures 64,600 sq ft.  It is the biggest ice hotel in the world, featuring a church, a main hall, a reception, and an ice bar (named “ICEBAR”) complete with ice-sculpted glasses.

An ICEBAR glass
Besides these features, ICEHOTEL offers rooms and suites for over 100 guests.

The rooms feature sculpted furniture made of ice, including beds covered with deerskin to keep guests cozy at night.

An ice bed

Each suite is specially designed with a unique theme. Past themes have included “The Banished Dragon”, “Coming Out”, and “Blue Marine”.

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The Banished Dragon

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Coming Out

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Blue Marine

Art work and other sculptures within the hotel are created from ice blocks harvested from the Torne River.

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Harvesting ice blocks

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ICEHOTEL’s main hall

So if you’re into dancing on snow in ice-sculpted halls, take a trip to Jukkasjärvi before it is too late – the attraction is only open between the months of December and April!

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ICEHOTEL’s main hall

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Sources:

http://travel.cnn.com/gallery-how-build-ice-hotel-sweden-435341 – harvesting ice

http://travel.cnn.com/gallery-how-build-ice-hotel-sweden-435341 – ICEHOTEL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icehotel_(Jukkasj%C3%A4rvi) – ICEHOTEL

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One response to “Check Out Sweden’s ICEHOTEL”

  1. Dragons rise of berk free Runes says :

    I’m really enjoying the design and layout of your site.
    It’s a very easy on the eyes which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often.
    Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
    Great work!

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