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Thread: The World's Coolest Ice Hotels
02-20-2009, 08:36 AM #1
The World's Coolest Ice Hotels
ICEHOTEL, Sweden: Need to chill out? Unlike other hotel stays, a night in an ice hotel — a temporary structure made entirely of ice and snow — may leave you frigid. An igloo in the village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, eventually became the world's first, and perhaps its most famous, ice hotel. Crystal-clear ice harvested from the nearby Torne River is used to build the ICEHOTEL, which is newly created each year as a unique work of art.
Hôtel de Glace, Quebec, Canada: North American adventurers can experience the freeze at Hôtel de Glace, Quebec's ice hotel. It takes approximately one month each year to build the structure, which opens in early January and disappears at the end of March. Construction requires 15,000 tons of snow and 500 tons of ice held together, in place of traditional mortar, with a substance known as snice.
Lumilinna SnowCastle, Kemi, Finland: Standing as tall as three stories high, Lumilinna SnowCastle in northern Finland is touted as the world's largest edifice built entirely out of snow. You can explore the SnowCastle's arctic adventure land for kids, visit the ice art gallery, restaurant or snow chapel, or spend a frosty night in the snow hotel.
Snow Hotel, Kirkenes, Norway: For people who never get tired of playing in the snow, Norway is a perfect winter retreat. Kirkenes Snow Hotel, located in Gabba Reindeer Park in a remote corner of Northern Europe, can provide the ultimate Arctic experience. Take a winter wilderness safari via snowmobile or Husky-powered sled. Fish for your lunch of fresh king crab. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see the Northern Lights.
02-20-2009, 09:13 AM #2
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those are sooo cool!
thanks for sharing
02-20-2009, 11:40 AM #3
02-20-2009, 12:29 PM #4
wow cool Thank you very much for sharing with us,
02-20-2009, 01:26 PM #5
One thing's for sure - you wont need to order scotch on the rocks!
02-20-2009, 03:34 PM #6
hmmm i wonder what will happen if someone turns a heater on