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Icehotel 25th Edition in Sweden

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Jan 15, 2015

Category: Living

Ready for some serious Mr. Freeze role-playing? Pack your glass helmet and ray gun, you’re headed to Sweden. The destination: Icehotel.

Nestled in the tiny northern village of Jukkasjärvi, this first and largest hotel built from snow is created with some 1,000 tons of ice that’s taken from the Torne River and about 30,000 tons of “snice,”which we just learned is a term for snow and ice. The hotel features a bar, restaurant, and some dazzling sculptures, especially in the Art Suites, rooms individually designed by artists. There’s no heating or plumbing, but each room comes with polar-tested sleeping bags. The Swedish landmark actually gets rebuilt every year by about 100 people, and this is year number 25. Roughly 50,000 ice-seekers visit each year, but being that there’s only 60-something rooms available, we imagine the body heat is put to good use. [Photos: Paulina Holmgren]

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