This year marks the 25th iteration of the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, about 17km outside Kiruna, located in Lapland. The venue is constructed by master ice carvers as a global vacation destination. The Ice Hotel is a seasonal destination open typically between November and March, the coldest time of the year above the Arctic Circle; it is rebuilt annually as it is composed mainly of ice and snow or "snice" used to bond the solid blocks together. Themed rooms and spaces are booked in advance for a unique and truly once in a lifetime experience. While the hotel is geared to those adventurous travelers that can put up with the (sub-zero degree celsius) interior temperature, the rooms are supplied with furs, animal skins and extreme-cold sleeping bags. It also has many amenities of a traditional hotel, including a chapel, the ICE BAR a sauna and a restaurant.
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