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.
RELATED STORIES: Discover more frozen architecture and design on Archipanic…
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.
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.
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.
RELATED STORIES: Discover more Swedish architecture and design on Archipanic…
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.
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.
All images by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL.
RELATED STORIES: Discover more eclectic hotels across the globe on Archipanic…