nature, photography, travel, winter

Throwback Thursday: sleep well!?

This is one of the “standard” rooms of the Icehotel near Kiruna, Sweden. When walking around, strong memories of the first Man of Steel movies from the 1980s, where a gigantic crystalline fortress was made by the green crystal thrown by Clark Kent (the later Men of Steel) in the Canadian Arctic.

You can rent a room for a night made of ice. Sleep in a sleeping bag on a bed made of ice covered with reindeer furs set up in a room made completely of ice. They offer three different kinds of such rooms. Besides the “standard” rooms for 2, 3, or even 4 sleepers (the “bed” is broader for more sleepers), there are other rooms that were more individually decorated. You can find a few examples in my “I’m back, …” post. All of these are supposed to melt as soon as spring starts and return their water to the lake beside the hotel. According to the website, “the room holds a temperature of -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. The bed is covered with reindeer hides and you sleep in a thermal sleeping bag. Instead of doors, the hotel rooms have curtains that you draw to give you and your company privacy.“ So, I wish you a good night and sleep well 😁

The entrance fee for seeing these rooms as well as the premium, deluxe, and art rooms, is quite high but definitely worth the money. While I was expecting only a bar made of ice set up in a room made of ice and equipped with chairs and tables made of ice, I was visiting an art gallery where not only the rooms were made of ice, but also the pieces of art itself. Btw. they also have the bar 😁.

Take care!