PHOTOS: Sweden just Unveiled Their New Ice Hotel and it’s a Stunning Crystal Wonderland

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The chandeliers are made from 1,000 hand-cut ice crystals, and the details in the ice carvings are absolutely insane.

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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.

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Rooms start at $400 per night, which is pricey, but also not any worse that a suite at a Marriott hotel.
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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.