October 27, 2012
Icehotel in Lapland, Sweden
Photograph by Ragnar Th Sigurdsson, Alamy
The northern lights flash above a guest outside the Icehotel, the largest frozen hotel in the world. First built more than 20 years ago, the Icehotel is constructed from 30,000 tons of “snis,” a mixture of snow and ice, in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, a small village outside Kiruna. Visitors don't have to brave the ice-block beds and stay the night—there's a restaurant and bar for shorter visits.
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