WRITTEN BY: JESSICA BEUKER
The Swedish town, Jukkasjarvi, lays 200 km north of the Arctic Circle and is home to the Ice Hotel – the 26th version opened on Dec. 11, 2015.
The very first Ice Hotel was founded in 1989, and since then there have been 26 different versions, a new one being built each year.
Notable has laid out the details of the beautiful 5,500 sq. ft. ice palace, which took 100 people 50,000 hours, over 12 weeks to complete.
There are 55 rooms, all of which sit at minus 5 degrees Celsius (21 degrees Fahrenheit). The amount of snow used for the hotel is equivalent to the amount needed to construct 700 million snowballs. That’s a lot of ammo.
The chandeliers are made from 1,000 hand-cut ice crystals, and the details in the ice carvings are absolutely insane.
The hotel also offers ice bar services, Swedish sauna rituals and incredible Northern Lights wake-up calls – which, if you ask me, is a wake-up call worth getting excited about.
Rooms start at $400 per night, which is pricey, but also not any worse that a suite at a Marriott hotel.
If you’re a winter enthusiast, or if you just like trying new things, the Ice Hotel sounds like the perfect getaway into a sparkling winter wonderland.