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Sweden’s ICEHOTEL opens for 2015/2016 season

18.12.15 - By Oliver

The ICEHOTEL in Northern Sweden has opened for 2015/2016, its 26th season. Featuring an amazing array of individually designed Art Suites featuring a three metre tall African elephant, a 1970’s Love Capsule inspired by the 1970’s a Labyrinth Saga and a Russian-Inspired theatre set – all designed by art specialists from around the world.

It is an enormous task every year to creating the ICEHOTEL with some 4,000 tons of natural ice being harvested from the nearby river Torne earlier in the year.  The ice is harvested in March, stored in a cold warehouse over the summer and when the temperatures drop below zero, the construction of the ICEHOTEL begins. It takes two months to construct the ICEHOTEL.

ICE HOTEL Sweden Art Suite 2016, Elephant in the Room design by AnnaSofia Mååg (Sweden)

ICE HOTEL Sweden Art Suite 2016, Elephant in the Room design by AnnaSofia Mååg (Sweden)

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Each year the ICEHOTEL in Sweden doesn’t disappoint with the rooms changing design and offering a completely new take on the art of sculpting ice.

Other highlights at the ICEHOTEL in the village of Jukkasjarvi near Kiruna in Northern Sweden include a new Swedish sauna ritual with a chilling experience ending in the freezing river water for those who dare!  The menu at the ICEHOTEL restaurant has been upgraded by Michelin trained head chef Alexander Meier focussing on reinventing local delicacies in a new style including sea buckthorn, cloudberries and sprout shoots.  A new steakhouse menu is being added to the ICEHOTEL’S Homestead restaurant flavoured by a special charcoal oven.

ICEHOTEL Sweden Art Suite 2016, Under the Arctic Skin design by Rob Harding (Spain), Timsam Harding (Spain)

ICEHOTEL Sweden Art Suite 2016, Under the Arctic Skin design by Rob Harding (Spain), Timsam Harding (Spain)

Many dates for the 2015/2016 season at the ICEHOTEL in Sweden are already booked up however we have access to allocation and offer a flexible service.  Call one of our ICEHOTEL experts today on 01543 258631 or email vip@rbcollection.com, click here to browse our suggested ICEHOTEL breaks.