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.