This year famous Icehotel marks the 25th anniversary. Unveiled on December 12, 2014 in the Swedish region of Jukkasjärvi, this year Icehotel hosted 42 artists from 11 different countries for designing the interiors of the suites.
Arne Bergh, Creative Director, says they did consider making the 25th anniversary a “best-of” rendition of previous years. “We discussed it, but in the end we decided that we should stick with our original line; we never do the same thing twice, it takes all the fun out of it.” Bergh continues: “Every year, we think ‘this has to be the best hotel we’ve ever made’, and I’m sure this year will be no different – we’re really excited about the ideas that were submitted for the 25th hotel.”
The hotel is constructed from 1,600 tonnes of ice and 30,000 tonnes of “snice” – a mixture of snow and ice taken from the nearby Torne River. Have you ever stayed at an Icehotel? Let us know in the comments below. For more information, head over to Icehotel’s official website right here.
Photography is by Paulina Holmgren.