In the village of Jukkasjarvi, 17 km from Kiruna in northern Sweden you will find a unique place in the world. it`s Icehotel a place build just from a snow and ice. But there is one thing that you need to know. This attraction is visible and you can visit just from December to April every year.
It`s started in 1989 when Japanese artists made and exhibition of ice art in this place. Jannot Derid, a French artist held an exhibition in the same area in a cylinder-shaped igloo. It`s happened that in the town were no rooms available and some visitors wanted to spend one night in the igloo. They were first guests who slept in sleeping bags in igloo on the top of reindeer skins.
Icehotel is a unique every year
Icehotel is made out of ice blocks and snow. Builders take ice blocks from the Torne River. If you look more you will see that glasses in the bar are made from the same ice. Every year in March Icehotel takes tons of frozen water and stores in the production hall. From a snow people build a strong structure of building.
When is completed Icehotel features church, a bar, reception area, main hall and suites and rooms for over 100 guests. Inside hotel you have also an ice restaurant. All chairs and beds are sculptured from ice. Thick walls, decorations and fittings are carved from ice. Every place, where you need to sit and beds for sleeping are covered with reindeer furs.
People who like to sleep in Icehotel are given special equipment while sleeping in a hotel. All visitors are sleeping in polar tested sleeping bags. That`s because the bedrooms temperatures are around -5C. Anyway if you like warm room you can make a reservation for those rooms. If you go through Icehotel you will notice that each bedroom is unique.
Indeed, all hotel and everything inside is unique every year. For all these things, Icehotel is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Sweden. Maybe Icehotel look cold place for you but if you visit him you will see that even ice and snow can have elegance and everything what you need for one romantic holiday for you and your partner.