Icehotel 365 in Swedish Lapland is now open for a year-round ice experience and here are the first pictures. Ice bar, ice gallery, ice sculptures – all created out of snow and ice by select artists from around the globe. If you’ve seen the 2016 Icehotel photos on Ecophiles, you know that we can expect something really cool.

Around 30,000 liters of water from Torne River has transformed into snow and several tons of ice has been harvested from the river to create both parts of Icehotel. On December 16, the 27th Icehotel will be completed on the riverbank. An imaginative way to experience Europe’s last wilderness – green travel at is best!

Fall asleep in a typographical pun, dance with the clowns in the suite Dancers in the dark or dive into a surreal underwater world at the bottom of the sea. Those are some of the creations that await in the newly opened Icehotel 365 in Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland.

Walls, floors and ceilings are covered with ice and snow and the temperature is minus five degrees Celsius, year-round, in the new building. The refrigerating plant that makes sure Icehotel 365 is cold during the summer is powered by energy from solar panels and since Jukkasjärvi is situated 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, the sun is shining a 100 consecutive days during the summer months.

Entrance, Icehotel 365. Photo: Asaf Kliger

Entrance of the Ice Art Hall. Photo: Asaf Kliger

icehotel 365 ice chandelier

Ice chandelier in Main Hall Photo: Asaf Kliger

icehotel 365 once upon a time suite

Once upon a time – deluxe suite. Design Luc Voisin & Mathieu Brison. Photo Asaf Kliger

icehotel 365 suite Kiss

Deluxe Suite 365 – Kiss. Design Kestutis & Vytautas Musteikis. Photo: Asaf Kliger

icehotel 365 Oh deer art suite

Art Suite 365 – Oh Deer. Ulrika Tallving & Carl Wellander. Photo Asaf Kliger

icehotel 365 don't get lost suite

Deluxe Suite 365 – Don’t get Lost. Design Tommy Alatalo. Photo Asaf Kliger

Icehotel 365 Wishful Thinking suite

Deluxe Suite 365 – Wishful Thinking. Design Marjolein Vonk & Maurizio Perron. Photo Asaf Kliger

icehotel 365 You are my type

Art Suite 365 – You Are My Type. Design John Bark & Charli Kasselbäck. Photo Asaf Kliger

icehotel 365 art suite

Art Suite 365 – Dancers in the Dark. Design Tjåsa Gusfors & Patrick Dallard. Photo Asaf Kliger


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