Founded in 1989, ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, has been offering a unique experience for its guests – An hotel entirely made of natural ice and snow, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.

The 26th hotel just opened its doors, and it is a work of art! It has unique rooms artistically carved by artists such as AnnaSofia Mååg, Luc Voisin, Marjolein Vonk and AnnaKatrin Kraus, among others. It took 5000 tonnes of ice and 48,000 hours of labour to complete. The hand-cut ice crystals, frozen arches, sculptures, chandeliers, furniture, etc. will all melt away in the spring…

Fun fact: The amount of material used to build the Icehotel is enough to make 700 million snowballs!

A stay at the ICEHOTEL is up there on my bucket list. Such a unique experience, don’t you think?

 

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Photos: Asaf kliger