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Ice, Ice Baby

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There’s just something so romantic about being able to live somewhere so ephemeral, one day all that will be left of it are only your memories. Somewhere you will have to snuggle up on warm fur blankets after watching the awesome spectacle of the Northern Lights.


Snow Room at the Ice Hotel

Welcome to the IceHotel in Jukkasjärvi, Northern Sweden, the world’s first hotel built entirely out of  ice from the Torne River, one of the cleanest rivers in Europe.

When I first read about the IceHotel, I was immediately struck by its  beauty and simplicity, as well as its ingenious design the Scandinavians are famous for. Made from ice, it can be molded and shaped into anything its creators desire – and for the last 25 years, art and design has become an integral part of the IceHotel.

Photo by Paulina Holmgren

Dragon Room photo by Paulina Holmgren

Though the IceHotel is a focal point in the area, (it attracts over 50,000 visitors a year) there are so many interesting activities the Swedish Lapland has to offer – including the must-see in your lifetime, the Aurora Borealis.


Aurora Borealis by Markus Alatano

IceHotel’s availablity only runs from December until April, and then it will slowly melt back into from whence it came. For more about the Ice Hotel, check it out here

May your gypsetting dreams come true,


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