Monday, August 17, 2009

Leave the Hair Dryer at Home - Icehotel

So by now you've probably heard about the original Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden - a hotel carved out of ice and snow, furniture and all. But did you know that the hotel only exists from December through April, after which the whole place melts down and turns into the Torne river? Then the following December, the hotel is rebuilt with a whole new layout. Is it me, or are the Swedes sickeningly handy, with their annually reconstructed icehotels and their chain store of inexpensive, build-it-yourself furniture?

I'm not a big fan of freezing, but I would stay in the Icehotel for the chance to live in a temporary work of art. The hotel is even considered one of the Seven Wonders of Sweden. Yes, there is such a thing. I hope lingonberry juice and those yummy little meatballs made the list. Which reminds me, my Blërg end table has collapsed on itself and I need to make an Ikea run this weekend...

1 comment:

  1. i was just in stockholm and gotland, and hit up 2 of the 7 wonders: Visby Walls and The Warship Vasa. I also visited the Ice-Bar by Smirnoff - it was cool but so gimicky and touristy and i'm not sure I could handle more than 40 min in the ice!!


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