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I know we just made it through this holiday season… but if you’re already starting your list for next year, put me down for a visit to see this stunning hotel. That is, unless, we can travel there right now:

Photo from the 25th IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, taken by Paulina Holmgren

Photo from the 25th IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, taken by Paulina Holmgren

The IceHotel, located 200 km above the Arctic Circle in the small village Jukkasjärvi in Northern Sweden, is built from ice every winter and melts to nothing in the Spring.

From their website:
“Creativity is our lifeblood. Every winter for almost 25 years ICEHOTEL rises again and every time with brand new art and design. It’s about being inspired by ice as a material – our imagination is constantly challenged and so is our vision of art.

Our hotel is more than rooms and beds; it is an art project made of snow and ice that is totally unique.

At ICEHOTEL we work with frozen water from Torne River. Rising from the lake Torneträsk, Torne River is one of the few rivers in Europe that has not been used for industrial purposes and is therefore a unique source. Its natural beauty and special history is an inspiration to us and is something we believe can never be found in artificial ice.”

Keep in mind that they also offer survival courses to their guests staying in the cold accommodations, and guarantee that the rooms are never colder than -7 degrees.

Visit the IceHotel website to learn more and see the spectacular pictures of their art.

Photo from the 25th IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, taken by Paulina Holmgren

Photo from the 25th IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, taken by Paulina Holmgren

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