The World’s First Ice Hotel Opens In Sweden (IMAGES)

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By Jess Murray Truth Theory

Following the huge success of icebars, a new hotel made completely of ice has just opened in Swedish Lapland, just in time for Christmas.

Named Icehotel 365, this is the world’s first permanent ice hotel, which remains all year round, as the name suggests, unlike others such as its neighbour, the Ice Hotel, which melts away in Spring.

The hotel was created through the collaboration of more than 40 artists, designers and architects from nine different countries.

Containing 10 luxury suites, each with their own en-suite bathroom, and 12 art suites, guests get to experience the -5C temperatures during their icy stay, whilst also getting to explore the contained ice sculpture gallery and art displays.

Entering into the inconspicuous from afar entrance to the innovative hotel, guests will be able to experience a chilling experience like no other; with a pure ice winding staircase, which leads straight to a ‘floating’ frozen bed made of ice, whilst admiring the ice artwork encasing the rooms.

During the winter months, the entrance to the hotel will be completely covered in thick snow, whilst the summer months will require the aid of solar power from the midnight sun to keep the surface cool, whilst it is covered in turf and arctic flowers.

The location in Jukkasjärvi, which is 200km north of the Arctic Circle, is the perfect location for the Icehotel 365, which provides a midnight sun for 100 days without setting, and helps to produce a great amount of electricity through solar power.

Whilst the hotel is the first of its kind due to the fact that it is open all year round, the idea has been talked about for years, although it is only recent technological advancements which have made the idea a recent reality.

Swedish solar power pioneers Solkompaniet are partners in this project, and advancements in sustainable energy renders helped the ice company to achieve their aspiring goals.

A three-night stay in the Icehotel 365 will cost around £1,105 per person, based on two guests sharing, and includes a stay in the cold art suite and slightly warmer accommodation for the remaining two nights, including flights. For more info visit: http://www.icehotel.com/art-design/icehotel-to-open-year-round/

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Sculpture credit :ARNE BERGH/ERIK FANKKI

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Design Credit :EDITH MARIA VAN DE WETERING/WILFRED STIJGER

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Architecture Credit :ELIN JULIN/JENS THOMS IVARSSON

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Sculpture Credit :SHINGO SAITO/NATSUKI SAITO

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Design Credit: MARJOLEIN VONK/MAURIZIO PERRON

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Architecture Credit: MATT CHAN/MEI CHAN

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Cesare’s Wake design by Petros Dermatas (Greece) Ellie Souti (Greece)

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Design Credit: NICOLAS TRIBOULOT/CEDRIC ALIZARD

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Design Credit: ANJA KILIAN/WOLFGANG A LUCHOW

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Design Credit: TJASA GUSFORS/DAVID ANDREN

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Design Credit: KRISTIN BORG/CLARA LINDENCRONA

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Design Credit: ANNASOFIA MAAG

Once Upon a Time

Design Credit: LUC VOISIN/MATHIEU

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Design Credit: TJASA GUSFORS/PATRICK DALLARD

Dancers in the dark,

Design Credit: TJASA GUSFORS/PATRICK DALLARD

Don't Get Lost

Design Credit: TOMMY ALATALO

Don't Get Lost

Design Credit: TOMMY ALATALO

The Victorian Apartment

Design Credit: LUCA RONCORONI

You are my type

Design Credit: JOHN BARK/CHARLI KASSELBACK

Oh Deer

Design Credit: ULRIKA TALLVING/CARL WELLANDER

IMAGE CREDIT: ASAF KLINGER

About The Author

Jess Murray is a wildlife filmmaker and conservation blogger, having recently returned from studying wildlife and conservation in South Africa, she is now striving to spread awareness about the truth behind faux conservation facilities throughout the world. You can follow Jess on Facebook Here

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