World’s First Ice Hotel Reopens For Winters And It’s Already Giving Us Chills

Ice Hotel
by Yogita Chainani
by Yogita Chainani727

Ever, dreamt of living in an ice world? If yes, then now you can fulfil that dream of yours. How so, you ask? Well, the Icehotel 31 has reopened for winter. Combining the work of 24 artists and building it with 1,300 blocks of ice, Icehotel is all set to welcome you again. Nestled 200 km north of the Arctic Circle in Jukkasjarvi is this magnificent hotel. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Rooms In Icehotel 31 Has Been Designed By Artists From Sweden

Icehotel will let you sleep in frozen beds on top of reindeer hides, in suites where temperatures drop below freezing. What’s more? Well, this year each room in Icehotel 31 has been designed by artists from Sweden. International artists couldn’t take part in designing, thanks to the pandemic. For the rooms, these rooms are completely different and have never been created before, nor will they exist again once the ice harvested from the River Torne melts in springtime and returns to its origins.

Rooms Differ Every Year, And This Year Too, The Rooms Are Standing Out 

The rooms are different every year, and this year, the rooms are standing out and how. This year the hotel has a frozen forest ceremony hall, a composer suite paired with curated classical music, an angled typography room, a strawberry suite with an ice sculpture of a fruit seller and an ice-covered hotdog stand. In total 12-rooms are ready for now and are waiting for their guests to arrive. Not only the rooms but the Ceremony hall is also sculpted to host small winter ceremonies. Well, by the description of it, the results are impressive, and it’s noted that the art teams took months of sculpting, shaving and chiselling snow and ice to try to replicate each artist’s vision. 

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Rooms Are Maintained Daily With Touch-ups To Any Melting Decor

The production of this massive hotel took place on a grand scale. The entire production involved harvesting teams, builders, art support staff and lighting crew. Work first began in spring 2020, when the teams harvested thousands of kilograms of ice from the river, using special machinery to extract each of the glass-like blocks.

With the hotel open for the season, rooms are maintained daily, with housekeeping services accompanied by a morning resh snow and touch-ups to any melting decor. If you are already looking forward to booking a stay at the Icehotel, the owners recommend spending one night in ice, usually at the start or end of your trip. The rest of the time, there’s popular Scandinavian-style hotel rooms or chalets available. For the price, the Ice room starts from $686 per night for three people. For more details, you can visit www.icehotel.com

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