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A Place to Chill: Sweden's Ice Hotel

A Place to Chill: Sweden's Ice Hotel
Before the Big Bang Suite by artists Rob Harding & Timsam Harding. Image © Christopher Hauser
Before the Big Bang Suite by artists Rob Harding & Timsam Harding. Image © Christopher Hauser

The IceHotel, a hotel in Jukkasjärvi in Northern Sweden that melts back into the Torne River and is rebuilt each year, is currently in the design phase for next winter. But there's a new twist: next year guests are able to collaborate with artists to design a suite that is bespoke to their individual tastes. The price tag is admittedly rather steep, and those going for this option can expect "one of the most expensive hotel rooms in the world", according to the press release.

Is it worth it? Why don't you decide for yourself - images from this winter's hotel are after the break!

The It's Alive Suite by artists Karl-Johan Ekeroth & Christian Strömqvist. Image © Christopher Hauser The Bedtime Story Suite by artists Wilfred Stijge & Edith van de Wetering. Image © Paulina Holmgren The Blue Marine Suite, by artists William Blomstrand & Andrew Winch. Image © Paulina Holmgren The Dragon Residence Suite by artists Dorjsuren Lkhagvadorj & Bazarsad Bayarsaikhan. Image © Paulina Holmgren + 11

A Place to Chill: Sweden's Ice Hotel, 'Secret Garden' in the main hall of the ICEHOTEL, by artists AnnaSofia Mååg & Alessandro Falca. Image © Christopher Hauser
'Secret Garden' in the main hall of the ICEHOTEL, by artists AnnaSofia Mååg & Alessandro Falca. Image © Christopher Hauser
The Bedtime Story Suite by artists Wilfred Stijge & Edith van de Wetering. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Bedtime Story Suite by artists Wilfred Stijge & Edith van de Wetering. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Dragon Residence Suite by artists Dorjsuren Lkhagvadorj & Bazarsad Bayarsaikhan. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Dragon Residence Suite by artists Dorjsuren Lkhagvadorj & Bazarsad Bayarsaikhan. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Flower Suite by artists Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Flower Suite by artists Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The It's Alive Suite by artists Karl-Johan Ekeroth & Christian Strömqvist. Image © Christopher Hauser
The It's Alive Suite by artists Karl-Johan Ekeroth & Christian Strömqvist. Image © Christopher Hauser
The Whitewater Suite by artists Elin Julin & Ida Mangsbo. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Whitewater Suite by artists Elin Julin & Ida Mangsbo. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Absinthe Minded Suite by artists Tjåsa Gusfors & Ulrika Tallving. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Absinthe Minded Suite by artists Tjåsa Gusfors & Ulrika Tallving. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Up There Suite by artists Luc Voisin & Mathieu Brison. Image © Christopher Hauser
The Up There Suite by artists Luc Voisin & Mathieu Brison. Image © Christopher Hauser
The Blue Marine Suite, by artists William Blomstrand & Andrew Winch. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Blue Marine Suite, by artists William Blomstrand & Andrew Winch. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Northern Lights Suite, by ICEHOTEL Art & Design Group. Image © Paulina Holmgren
The Northern Lights Suite, by ICEHOTEL Art & Design Group. Image © Paulina Holmgren
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Cite: Rory Stott. "A Place to Chill: Sweden's Ice Hotel" 02 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/481446/a-place-to-chill-sweden-s-ice-hotel/> ISSN 0719-8884
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