Hotel Suites Let You Live in Soon-To-Melt Ice Sculptures
Sweden's ICEHOTEL commissioned 16 art suites to celebrate its 25th ephemeral edition
The ICEHOTEL, located in the small northern Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, has opened for its 25th season. Every winter, the hotel enlist submissions from artists around the world to create their vision in ice and snow. This year’s edition features rooms inspired by rainforests, typography and the inner working of clocks.
Rebuilt every year, the hotel is created from 30,000 cubic meters of “snice” – a combination of snow and ice that is sourced from the nearby Tornu River. Another 1,000 tons of ice is used to create all the furniture and interior fittings. Once the basic structure is set up, each artist is given three weeks to complete their Art Suite design.