Winter 2015-16: Plans for the next Icehotel revealed!

Wednesday, 19th August 2015

Destination Specialist

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With only three months to go until the grand opening of the Icehotel, details of this year’s plans have been released today! Alongside the launch of our Icehotel collection, we give you the low-down on why this winter’s designs are simply sublime.

With every new edition of the Icehotel comes a collection of unique art suites, designed by artists from across the globe. This year, the 19 uniquely crafted suites include ‘Elephant in the Room’ by AnnaSofia Maag – featuring a four-metre-tall ice sculpture of an African elephant overlooking an ice framed bed; ‘Counting Sheep’ by Luca Roncoroni – sporting intricate carvings of a herd of sheep and creating a comforting haven for anyone wishing to count sheep until they fall asleep; and ‘Love Capsule’ by Luc Voisin and Mathieu Brison – where iconic 1970’s fashion, design and disco lifestyle is fused into a groovy sleeping experience.

Elephant in the Room' by AnnaSofia Maag

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'Live Your Time' by Jose Carlos Cabello Millan and Javier Colomino

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Counting Sheep' by Luca Roncoroni

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The amount of snow taken to create Icehotel’s 55 rooms, church and bar is enough to make a staggering 700 million snowballs, with its frozen chandeliers made from 1000 hand cut ice crystals. The attention to detail comes not only in the hotel’s design, but also in the service: in fact, each year around 11,000 warm cups of complimentary lingonberry juice are served to those waking up after a night sleeping on ice. For those wishing to capture the aurora whilst staying at the Icehotel, you can even request a complimentary Northern Lights Wake-Up Service to make the most of your stay. And, for those looking for an extra-special experience – there’s even a magical Ice Chapel for a truly unique wedding!

Situated 200km north of the Arctic Circle, the Icehotel is the world’s first hotel built entirely of ice and snow and can be found in the small village of Jukkasjaarvi. Each year, artists are carefully selected to design each suite using frozen water from the nearby Torne River to create the structure. No two designs are ever the same, ensuring visitors get a totally unique experience. The ‘pop up’ hotel opens in early December and is left to melt back into the river the following spring.

Feeling inspired?

At Discover the World, we offer a huge variety of ways to experience the iconic Icehotel as well as the UK’s only direct flight from London – be there in just 3½ hours! View our full range of Icehotel holidays, enquire online or speak to a Travel Specialist today!

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NB: Images shown are computer generated.

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