2017 ICEHOTEL - Art suite Queen of the North Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva. Photo by - Photo by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL.

2017 ICEHOTEL – Art suite “Queen of the North” by Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva – All photos by by Asaf Kliger, © ICEHOTEL.

Interior Design – Every winter the coziest temporary hotel is casted from ice at the Jukkasjärvi village in Swedish Lapland. The 2017 IceHotel features 35 uniquely designed art-and-deluxe suites, an ice bar, ice chapel and ice gallery. Each suite is doomed to turn into water when spring kicks in.


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2017 ICEHOTEL - Art suite "King Kong" by Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva. >Photo by - Photo by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL.

Art suite “King Kong” by Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva.

Thousands of huge ice blocks were harvested from the Torne river to create the 2017 Ice Hotel main structure while 500 tons of crystal clear natural ice have been used to create the art, ice glasses and ice bars.

Art suite "Follow the White Rabbit" by AnnaSofia Mååg & Niklas Byman - Photo by Asaf Kliger ©ICEHOTEL 28.

Art suite “Follow the White Rabbit” by AnnaSofia Mååg & Niklas Byman.

AnnaSofia Mååg & Niklas Byman brougth Alice’s White Rabbit into the room while Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren imagined King Kong hugging the bed.

Art suite "Space Room" by Adrian Bois
Pablo Lopez. c ICEHOTEL 28, Photo by - Asaf Kliger.

Art suite “Space Room” by Adrian Bois
 and Pablo Lopez.

An ancient Nordic goddess whith louminous eyes inspired Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva while Adrian Bois & Pablo Lopez carved ice to shape astronauts figures and sci-fi details.

Art suite: SLEEPING INSIDE A THOUGHT by Lisa Lindqvist & Katarina Rose - Photo by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL.

Art suite: SLEEPING INSIDE A THOUGHT by Lisa Lindqvist & Katarina Rose.

Nature is one of the main themes. Giant snails, desert wilderness, a frozen jungle and an icy cloudscapes inspired designers to shape some of the suites.


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Art suite "Ground Rules" by Carl Wellander & Ulrika Tallving - Photo by by Asaf Kliger, ©ICEHOTEL.

Art suite “Ground Rules” by Carl Wellander & Ulrika Tallving.

Every year since 1989, when Torne River turns to ice, frozen water is turned into design and architecture at the ICEHOTEL, an art project and the world’s first, and largest hotel built of snow and ice.

Art suite "Radiance". Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito- © ICEHOTEL 28 Photo by - Asaf Kliger.

Art suite “Radiance”. Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito.

But ICEHOTEL thrives 365 days a year. Guests are welcome to sleep in rooms created by ice and snow all year long in the permanent part. You can cycle, river raft and fish during the summer; bundle up and get ready to sky, husky-sled and enjoy the northern lights during winter.

Art suite: ACANTHUS by Tomasz Czajkowski & Eryk Marks - Photo by Asaf Kliger, © ICEHOTEL.

Art suite: ACANTHUS by Tomasz Czajkowski & Eryk Marks.

All images by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL.


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Art suite "White Desert" by Timsam Harding & Fabián Jacquet Casado - ©ICEHOTEL 28, Photo by Asaf Kliger.

Art suite “White Desert” by Timsam Harding & Fabián Jacquet Casado.

Art suite: MELTDOWN Rob Harding & Fabian Jacquet Casado - Photo by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL.

Art suite: MELTDOWN Rob Harding & Fabian Jacquet Casado

Art Suite "Daily Travellers" by Alem Teklu & Anne Karin Krogevoll - Photo by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL.

Art Suite “Daily Travellers” by Alem Teklu & Anne Karin Krogevoll – Photo by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL.