The Icehotel was set in the Sweden village of Jukkasjärvi in 1989 to give new shape to ice and winters. It gets its ice from the Torne River in winter and the water gets back to its source when it melts in summer. This way there is always a different design of the hotel every winter. The hotel is all about ice and creativity. It is a really unique experience to enjoy your stay.
A piece of craft
The suites are designed and crafted from artists all around the globe. Since its establishment, 546 artists have worked on it and given it an amazing look with their work. The chandeliers beautifying the main hall are made from 1000 hand-cut ice crystals. 35,000 m³ of snow and ice is used to build this giant palace which equals 700 million snowballs.
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At an average, the temperature inside the Icehotel, is -5°C/ 21° F due to the insulating effect of the snow. Outside, the temperature stays -40°C/-40°F in the month of January. They have everything within this wonderful compound. You can enjoy your evening at the Icebar or get married at the Ice Church. They have it all for you.
The palace of ice includes two heated restaurants, lounge, four meeting rooms and two wilderness camps. It has around 300 beds; 150 warm and 150 cold beds. The rooms are designed with different themes; from the Flying Buttress to the Eye Suite, the guests will be at utmost comfort and have really different experience while they stay at the Icehotel. If you are a person who loves nature, then you will love the specifically designed rooms.
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Not only the palace is made of ice, but there is lot more that will impress you. Ice stage sets, marvelous sculptures, TV ads, drinking ice glasses, bars, classy dishes and magnificent ice blocks are all designed and made by Arctic snow and ice. Everything you can imagine made of ice is turned into reality here and presented in the perfect possible way. Ice nerds leave no stone unturned when it comes to perfection in their skill with ice creativity.
The ice is used as tableware which is designed by the artists and in the yummy apple juice drinks, rhubarb nectar and raspberry desserts which are served to the guests. The crystal clear ice has health benefits and enhances the amazing presentation of the food. Ice dishes are something you must try once in your lifetime. Have an enchanting cocktail or champagne in the ice bar in glasses made of ice.