The Ice Hotel,Colouring Your
entire hotel is made out of snow and ice blocks from the Torne River,
even the glasses in the bar are made of ice. Each spring, around March,
Icehotel harvests tons of ice from the frozen Torne River and stores it
in a nearby production hall with room for over 10,000 short tons (9,100
t) of ice and 30,000 short tons (27,200 t) of snow. The ice is used for
creating Icebar designs and ice glasses, which are used for ice
sculpting classes, events and product launches all over the world while
the snow is used for building a strong structure for the building.
About 1,000 short tons (900 t) of what is left is used in the
construction of the next Icehotel.
completed, the hotel features a bar, church, main hall, reception area,
plus rooms and suites for over 100 guests. The hotel hosts also an ice
restaurant.The furniture is sculpted blocks of ice in the form of
chairs and beds. The thick walls, floor and ceiling are made of ice.
Even the beds, the fittings and decoration are carved from ice. No two
rooms are the same; the rooms are unique works of art. At the Icehotel
the beds are bedded with reindeer furs and people are given special
equipment to use while sleeping in the hotel. The guests sleep in
polar-tested sleeping bags. There is no heating and the bedroom
temperatures are constantly around 23F (-5C). There’s no plumbing at
the hotel, but there's a sauna that is run on the premises of the
Icehotel with hot tub outdoors