The incredible ICEHOTEL has pulled out all the stops for its 25th anniversary—including a terrific ice and snow room sculpture in the shape of square vortex. As the world’s first and largest hotel built of snow, the ICEHOTEL draws huge crowds to the village of Jukkasjärvi, in northern Sweden, where the hotel is rebuilt every year. While the ICEHOTEL always impresses with its creativity and might, this year’s edition takes on an extra-special, fantastical dimension. Click through to see photos of the amazing creations!
Constructed from 30,000 tonnes of snice, the ICEHOTEL features 61 hotel rooms, an ice bar, restaurant, main hall, reception area, and a special anniversary-edition ice theater. The most eye-catching rooms are the designated ‘Art Suites,’ which were individually designed by artists and completed in three weeks. These unique and temporary works of art range from a rainforest landscape with orangutan snow sculptures to the Icebar that features dynamic sculpted splashes of water that appear frozen in time and space.
Almost every part of the hotel, down to the glasses used in the bar, is made from ice. Although there is no heating or plumbing available for ICEHOTEL’s adventurous guests, all rooms come with polar-tested sleeping bags. There are also “warm rooms” available on site for booking. The ICEHOTEL is open from December to April; the northern lights are said to be visible during the winter months.
Images via ICEHOTEL