Wondrous Ice Structures From Around the World

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How I see it is – the only way to get through winter is to embrace the cold, snow, ice, and short daylight hours. Might as well look forward to the bundling up and the long nights because if you live up north, they are coming for you whether you like it or not. And after a few fine-tuned mental gymnastics, I am now leaning in to all things winter. Bring on the elaborate ice sculptures, castles, museums, and hotels! Atlas Obscura has a fun list of ice structures here. The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel located in Alta Norway sounds particularly enchanting.

Situated 20 kilometers outside the nearest town of Alta, alongside a river of the same name, the Igloo Hotel at Sorrisniva holds the title of “world’s northernmost ice hotel.” Constructed in a t-shape, the hotel consists of 30 rooms, a restaurant, and an ice bar. Everything about the place, from its walls to the interior — even down to its bed frames and the glasses in its bar — are constructed from pure, frozen Scandinavian water.

See the full list here.


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