Friday, May 27, 2016

Picture Day Friday: Ice Hotels

An ice hotel is a temporary hotel made up of snow and sculpted blocks of ice. Scandinavia is famous for its ice hotels, which are re-carved winter after winter. Now, China is getting into creating ice palaces, too. The ice buildings carved every winter aren't just hotels and castles. Some are even churches, like in eastern Europe and Canada.

The Absolut Icebar, serving Absolut Vodka and other drinks, is in the Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel near Kiruna in Sweden. It was the world's first ice hotel.

[From Wikipedia.]

The Kirkenes Snohotell is located in Finnmark, Norway.

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The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, in the outlying area of Alta, has been rebuilt yearly since 1999 in Finnmark, Norway.

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Frozen Ice Palace in China

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Ice Church of Romania

[From Wikipedia.]

Chapel in the Hôtel de Glace in Quebec, Canada

[From Wikipedia.]

More information on ice hotels is HERE on Wikipedia.