This year's Icehotel in Sweden is ready to welcome guests and some of the incredible icy rooms have been revealed. Every winter the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland is designed by artists with custom-made suites, and activities for guests like cross-country skiing and ice-plunge baths.
The Icehotel in Sweden is fashioned every year out of ice from the Torne River in Jukkasjärvi with 27 artists from around the world invited to design this year's Icehotel 32 (the 32nd edition), as well as three new art suites for the year-round Icehotel 365.
It took six weeks to build this year's project from start to finish, using 25,000 cubic mixtures (about the size of 10 Olympic swimming pools) of snow and ice, as well as 200 hand-made ice crystals to create the chandeliers.
A highlight of the new hotel is the suite designed by British father and daughter duo Jonathan and Marnie Green called Dickensian Street that looks like a Victorian London neighbourhood, complete with ice-made shops, houses, cobblestone streets and even a pub intricately carved out of ice.
There's also the hexagonal Art Deco interior of the Great Gatsby suite, and a suite filled with ice-sculpted chickens in the To bed with the chickens suite, created by Edith Van de Wetering and Wilfred Stijger from the Netherlands, where the phrase "go to bed with the chickens" means going to bed early.
Icehotel 32 can be experienced until April 2022 and the permanent part of the hotel, Icehotel 365, remains open and offers ice and snow experiences all year round.
In addition to the art, guests can enjoy experiences like dog-sledding to view the Northern Lights, ice-plunge baths, snowmobile adventures, and enjoy award-winning cuisine at the Icehotel Restaurant.
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