Every winter for more than 20 years, an international group of intrepid architects and artists have headed over to a remote village in northern Sweden (Jukkasjärvi) to build a hotel out of ice and snow.
They call their sculpture (or should we say sculptures – they build the place from scratch every year) IceHotel. And we’re all invited to stay!
But a night in these luxurious, ornately carved frozen surroundings doesn’t come cheap. A double room costs anything between 1,450-7,000 Swedish Krona (SEK) per person per night – that works out as £137-660 or $220-1,060.
If sleeping on a bed of ice (literally) isn’t your kind of thing, it’s possible to take a guided tour. Adult tickets cost a whopping SEK 325 (£30.50 / $50)!
On the off chance you can’t afford to stay, or you’re not popping by Jukkasjärvi (which, by the way, lies 200 km north of the Arctic Circle) any time soon, we’ve put together this photo gallery of the IceHotel.
Jukkasjärvi’s a great place to catch the Northern Lights.
Reception – ice sculptures are found thoughout the building. Artists: Liliya Pobornikova & Viktor Tsarski.
IceHotel always features a chapel that can be booked for weddings. Artists Cindy Berg, Marjolein Vonk, Jan Willem van der Schoot and Marinus Vroom.
Every year there’s a new Absolut Vodka-sponsored bar (the people behind IceHotel also run IceBar in London).
Read more: https://www.momondo.com/discover/article/winter-wonderland-the-icehotel-sweden