In The News: Spectacular ICEHOTEL Opens in Sweden

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In The News: Spectacular ICEHOTEL Opens in Sweden

Each year, artists from around the world converge upon the village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle, to create the ICEHOTEL. The hotel is built from about 30,000 cubic meters of snow and ice, and since its first year in 1989, has been visited by more than 1 million people.

This year, the facility opened on Dec. 14 and will remain so until March 7, 2020. The icy spectacle features everything from a series of bars, a theater, an observation deck and hand sculpted chandeliers, which contain 1,000 ice crystals each. For those interested in staying, there are three-night packages available, but for a pretty penny: $1,413 to be exact. has all of the details, and photos that you’re going to want to see.

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