Ever wonder what it would be like to live in an igloo? Ice hotels sprang into existence in the 1980′s and have been built annually ever since. Let’s hope that the temperatures across the globe allow the existence of these ice beauties to continue.
Ice hotel located in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden is the original ice hotel. The igloo was originally built as the home for a local art exhibit, but was later suddenly used by a group of travelers in search of overnight accommodations. They loved the unique experience and the concept of the ice hotel was formed.
Temperatures inside the ice hotel are always between 17 and 23 degrees to avoid melting. All pieces of furniture, including the beds, couches, and bar are made of ice. They’re covered with fur, skins, and sleeping bags for warmth and comfort. For those that are concerned, the bathrooms are located in a separate building with heat.
The hotel has to be rebuilt every year. Artists, architects, and architecture students all contribute to the planning and building; the concept and design is different every year.
Ice Hotel in Sweden is not the only odd hotel in the world. Such ice hotels are also built in Alaska, Canada, Norway.
Alta Igloo Hotel in Alta, Norway is described as a rustic hotel. These rooms are designed for those looking to sleep in an igloo and are perfect for just that if you don’t mind a small room and a low ceiling. The hotel maintains a separate, heated building where you can store your luggage, shower, and change comfortably. The hotel is designed with a different theme in mind each and every year.