The Ice Hotel in Kiruna (Swedish Lapland) was the first and biggest hotel made of ice and snow in the world. This year was the 25th edition of the Ice Hotel. Each suite is unique and the architecture of the hotel is changed each year, as it is rebuilt from scratch. In the rooms, there is no heating or bathrooms, and the ambient temperature is around -5°C.
You can visit the hotel before 6 pm (before the guests check-in) but you have to pay more than 30 euros per person in order to have a look at the rooms. We didn’t want to spend so much money for that, instead, we decided to go and have a drink in the Ice Bar nearby :-)
In the Ice Bar, everything is made of ice, from the bar, to the tables and chairs, and the atmosphere is very great. We sipped a delicious cocktail in a glass also made of ice ! Prices are not so bad for a non-alcoholic cocktails (around 5 euros) but more pricey for alcoholic cocktails (around 11 euros). Eccentricity has a price :-(
We spent about 1 hour and half over there, and I had fun going to the Ice bar… it was an unique experience. It’s something you can do if you go to Kiruna during winter, as the Ice Hotel is only 17 km away from the town :-)
I wish you a Merry Christmas, I hope you had a great time ! We are in Lapland right now, the daylight is very limited and temperatures are so cold ! We had heavy snowfalls this afternoon, that was crazy, I’ve never seen so much snow in my whole life :-)