12 August 2008

sleeping with dragons

Suite 319 - ICEHOTEL / Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Where else but 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle can you sleep with dragons. The ICEHOTEL, constructed from huge ice blocks harvested from the Torne River, is a living art museum by day and a fully functioning hotel by night .. for 4 months every year. By mid-April, the last guests depart and the meltdown begins with the arctic sun blazing overhead. The cycle repeats itself year after year, with each new winter bringing a compelling new design pulled together from the contributions of talented artists around the world. And yes, it's cold - the hotel maintains a constant minus 5-7 °C inside. But to be woken up in the morning and served warm lingonberry juice bedside chases any lingering chills away. Truly unforgettable.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great futuristic stuff
Regards, Holger.
http://www.stahlseite.de/

exfactor said...

Thanks - it was very dreamlike being there with every room a different fantasy frozen in ice and snow.