Sketch-Stephanie Knoedler and Martina Eriksson House-of-cards--2017 Photograph by: Stephanie Knoedler and Martina Eriksson

ICEHOTEL 2016/2017 artwork revealed…

24.08.16 - By Oliver

Each year Sweden’s famous ICEHOTEL is re-built with unique Art Suites designed by ice artists from around the world, and this year two British artists have been chosen to create their own unique room!

We have been specialising in arranging holidays to Sweden’s ICEHOTEL for neatly 10 years, members of our team have visited and can create the perfect ICEHOTEL holiday tailored to your needs and requirements, perfect for a surprise or special occasion!

If you haven’t already heard – the amazing news this year is also that the ICEHOTEL will be offering you the chance to sleep on ice ALL YEAR ROUND! You heard us right, from this winter you will have the chance to sleep in their specially created ICEHOTEL 365 building which is currently under construction and due to open in November. Once the traditional Ice building melts next Spring you can still visit in the specially solar panelled powered 365 building and take advantage of special Summer time excursions. Bookings are being taken now for late Spring / early summer so do contact us…

A house of cards made from snow and ice as well as an exotic palace taking inspiration from Casablanca, and a cherry tree made to last all winter by the British brothers Henry and Hugh Miller, are  just a few of the amazing designs that guests will encounter at Sweden’s famous ICEHOTEL based in Jukkasjärvi, Northern Sweden this winter.

Also in this year’s specially designed suites is an Art Deco style suite designed by Luc Voisin and Mathieu Brison. The “Lapland Waves” suite by Luca Roncoroni reflects the open sea in the heart of Swedish Lapland. The waves of the ocean have frozen into ice with the bed beautifully floats as if buoyed by the gentle touch of the wide open ocean.

Sketch: Katarina Rose- sleeping inside a passionate thought (ICEHOTEL, Sweden)

Sketch: Katarina Rose- sleeping inside a passionate thought (ICEHOTEL, Sweden)

Still one of the world’s most unique marvels, the ICEHOTEL is made from ice and snow in Jukkasjärvi, Northern Sweden. It is the world’s first and most magnificent ice hotel according to the Sunday Times, which positioned it amongst the most memorable hotel experiences in the whole world, quite an achievement. It is amazing how much snow is used to build the ICE HOTEL’S 55 rooms, it is equal to 700 million snowballs! There really is no expense spared…the chandeliers alone have over 1000 hand polished ice crystals and are made each year.

Sketch: Hugh and howard MillerIkebana room (ICEHOTEL, Sweden)

Sketch: Hugh and howard MillerIkebana room (ICEHOTEL, Sweden)

5,000 tons of ice from the Torne River are used in March each year to build the hotel from scratch, with a huge amount of dedication from the ice hotel team. The ice is stored until October when the building starts. About 40 artists from every corner of the world gather a few weeks before opening in Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden to create the 35 unique suites from snow and ice. They also create the amazing guest suites, ICEBAR, the ice chapel, gallery and main hall.

Sketch: Nicolas Triboulot and Ferdinand Manzi (ICEHOTEL, Sweden)

Sketch: Nicolas Triboulot and Ferdinand Manzi (ICEHOTEL, Sweden)

Contact RB Collection to book your holiday to the world-famous Ice Hotel in Sweden on 01543 258631.