The first thing that comes into our minds when we think of unique commercial properties is skyscrapers standing tall in bustling cities, coming in all manner of shapes and sizes. What we sometimes miss are those wonderfully obtuse structures that are situated in locations you least expect. Which brings us to Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden and the luxurious Ice Hotel.
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Founded in 1989, this hotel and art exhibition is made entirely of natural ice and snow from one of Europe’s last wild rivers, found north of the Arctic Circle. As you enter one of the many stylish rooms, you are welcomed with a minimalistic and glacial haven that creates an excitingly different atmosphere to your regular hotel getaways. It has around 65 rooms that are divided into deluxe suits, ice rooms, snow rooms, group rooms and art suites. While you are there, there is a great opportunity to witness one of the greatest natural sights in the world, the Northern lights by staying in the Northern Lights Room. However, if this sounds too cold for your tastes, then there is always the warm room which is a standard design.
The hotel provides you with the basic clothing needed, like boots, snowsuit, mittens and balaclava. Then when night comes and sleep is on the agenda, you will be comforted into your slumber with quality furs.
You can also enjoy a plethora of leisurely activities, including an Icebar, Icehotel restaurant and guided tours. It’s also a breathtaking place to have that fairytale wedding, exciting banquets, reception dinners and a way of breaking the ice at mingling events. There is something here to keep you occupied for your night stay.
To stay for one night it is around £800 and with that you will get to enjoy a unique experience that you don’t have every day.
It’s one of the most unique and awe inspiring properties that we have covered so far. Amazingly, due to the changing of the seasons, it has to be rebuilt.
It just shows you how you can make something from the simplest of foundations.
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