The 2018 Icehotel in Sweden

Located in frigid Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, the Icehotel is reborn every winter and lives out an extravagant few months, before slowly melting back into the earth. Started in 1989, the Icehotel has several competitors, but none can match the artistry and creativity of the original, with 35 deluxe rooms that are entirely carved, shaped, and formed by skilled artisans. This year is Icehotel 28. In addition to the “cold rooms”, the Icehotel features nearby dwelling that are traditionally and tastefully appointed. But if you’re making the journey to northern Sweden, near the arctic circle, you’d be crazy not to stay in one of these truly one-of-a-kind rooms. The detail is stunning, with elaborate carved walls and ceilings, custom lighting, and beds made entirely out of the frozen Torne river. An exercise in creativity and artistry, The Icehotel might not be practical. But it’s undeniably imaginative and wonderful. Via DesignBoom:

Icehotel 2018

‘Cumulus’ art suite, design by Annakatrin Kraus and Hans Aescht

Icehotel 2018

‘Queen of the North’ art suite, design by Emilie Steele and Sebastian Dell’uva

Icehotel 2018

‘Daily Travellers’ art suite, design by Alem Teklu and Anne Karin Krogevoll

Icehotel 2018

‘King Kong’ art suite, design by Ikhagvadorj Dorjsuren

Icehotel 2018

‘Livoq’ Art Suite, design by Fabien Champeval and Friederike

Icehotel 2018

‘Last Fabergé Egg’ art suite, design by Tomasz Czajkowski and Eryk Marks

Icehotel 2018

‘White Desert’ art suite, design by Timsam Harding and Fabián Jacquet Casado

Icehotel 2018

‘Wandering Cloud’ art suite, design by Lisa Lindqvist

Icehotel 2018

‘Hang in There’ art suite, design by Marjolein Vonk and Maurizio Perron

Icehotel 2018

‘Monstera’ art suite, design by Nina Kauppi and Johan Kauppi

Icehotel 2018

‘Space Room’ art suite, design by Adrian Bois
 and Pablo Lopez

Icehotel 2018

‘Radiance’ art suite, design by Natsuki Saito and Shingo Saito

Icehotel 2018

‘The Invisible (invincible) Army’ deluxe suite, design by Nina Hedman and Lena Kriström

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