Tuesday, 09. December 2008
Ice HotelTen thousand years ago, glaciers carved a riverbed and the Torne River was born. Since then, the crystal-clear, pure water of the Torne River has flowed freely along its 600-kilometer path through Lapland out to the sea in the southeast.
The entire Ice Hotel is on loan from the mighty Torne River and is a place where time stands still. When the spring comes and then finally the summer, the entire creation will once again become part of the rushing rapids coursing toward the sea.
If it is possible to build a hotel of ice in a small village 200km inside the Arctic Circle, which strikes the whole world with amazement, then anything is possible. The story of Ice Hotel is indeed a fairy tale come true.
Sweden's no 1 destination: Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi.
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MegaStructures: Ice Hotel
A film by by National Geographic, 2004 - Duration 47 minutes
And don't miss to tune in live art work!
Between the 5th and 20th of December, you can follow the artist Benny Ekman crafting his Art suite "Get bad" in ICEHOTEL. Each day, Benny will switch on the web cam in his suite to share his art project with the whole world. So tune in the Benny cam, and watch ice and snow being chiseled into beautiful art.
To the Benny cam