THESE are the coolest bedrooms on the planet – and not just because they’re in Sweden’s iconic ice hotel, where the rooms are carved from snow and ice.
Art Suites at the hotel, in the village of Jukkasjarvi, 125 miles north of the Arctic Circle, have been designed by internationally acclaimed artists and no two look the same.
Just now, guests can stay amid work from 27 artists from all over the world in a magical medley of styles ranging from art deco to fairytale fantasy. It is a unique getaway break.
They include a Dickensian Street suite by British father and daughter duo Jonathan and Marnie Green, and the Art Deco Great Gatsby suite, by Polish artist and designer Tomasz Czajkowski and architect Tomasz Jastrzebski.
The Art Suites can accommodate up to three people. Beds are made out of snow and ice, insulated by a mattress and topped with reindeer skins. Guests are provided with a sub-zero sleeping bag.
It’s now the 32nd year that the hotel has been open. Each winter a unique and breathtaking sculpture takes shape on the banks of the River Torne – and everything is made from ice.
The chairs you sit on, the beds you sleep on, and the glass in your hand have all been made using carefully harvested, crystal-clear ice from the neighbouring river.
And if you want to visit out of winter season, then next door’s ICEHOTEL 365 allows guests to experience sleeping on ice all year round in a specially designed permanent building.
Specialists Sunvil are offering a late break, departing on March 10, including a three-night B&B stay (one night in an Art Suite and two nights in an Arctic Hotel Chalet) from £1,908 a head (two sharing).
The price includes flights from Heathrow, via Stockholm, transfers and three excursions – a Trapline dog sled tour, a Raidu encounter with the reindeer and a Northern Lights snowmobile tour with dinner.
To book, call Sunvil on 020 8758 4722, or visit www.sunvil.co.uk. For more on ICEHOTEL click here. All room images by Asaf Kilger and courtesy Sunvil.
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