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New wonders at the ICEHOTEL©

Amy Hope

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The ICEHOTEL© has opened its door for another year and we believe that it is more impressive than ever. 

Founded in 1989, the ICEHOTEL© has developed into an internationally recognised brand, especially known for its incredible artwork. Each year at the start of winter the hotel is designed and built from scratch from thousands of huge ice blocks harvested from the Torne River which is then carefully sculpted into an amazing architectural building.

medium art suite hang in there icehotel 28 Design Marjolein Vonk Maurizio Perron. Photo Asaf Kliger 2

 

"Hang in there" designed Design Marjolein Vonk & Maurizio Perron.

Now in its 28th year, every room has a stunning new feature. There are 35 uniquely designed art and deluxe suites, an ice bar, ice chapel and ice gallery.

This year, 36 artists from 17 different countries have designed a completely unique world made from ice and we have to say the art incredible with rooms ranging from giant snails to King Kong, space travel to Faberge eggs. 

Here are just some of our favourites:

medium art suite queen of the north icehotel 28 Design Emilie Steele Sebastian DellUva. Photo Asaf Kliger. 2

“Queen of the North” designed by Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva

medium art suite last faberge egg icehotel 28 Design Tomasz Czajkowski Eryk Marks. Photo Asaf Kliger. 2

“Last Faberge egg” designed by Tomasz Czajkowski & Eryk Marks 

medium art suite daily travellers icehotel 28 Design Alem Teklu Anne Karin Krogevoll. Photo Asaf Kliger. 2

“Daily travellers” designed by Alem Teklu & Anne Karin Krogevoll

medium art suite ground rules icehotel 28 Design Carl Wellander Ulrika Tallving. Photo Asaf Kliger. 2

“Ground Rules” designed by Carl Wellander & Ulrika Tallving 

medium art suite king kong icehotel 28 Design Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren. Photo Asaf Kliger. 2

“King Kong” designed by Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren 

medium art suite white desert icehotel 28 Design Timsam Harding Fabián Jacquet Casado. Photo Asaf Kliger. 2

‘White Desert’ designed by Timsam Harding and Fabian Jacquet Casado

ICEHOTEL 28 2017 2018 Art Suite Space Room. Design Adrian Bois Pablo Lopez. Photo Asaf Kliger. 2

‘Space Room’ designed by Adrian Bos and Pablo Lopez

If you want to experience the original ICEHOTEL© you had better hurry! The 28th edition of the ICEHOTEL© can only be experienced between December 15 and April 15 2018, because by summer it will have slowly melted back into the Torne River.

Alternatively, you can stay all year round in the newly built ICEHOTEL365© here you can enjoy the marvel of an ice hotel during the season of the Midnight Sun. 

To find out more about the ICEHOTEL© click here.


Photography by Asaf Kliger, ICEHOTEL

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