Newest Edition of ICEHOTEL Opens Its Doors

by Andy SmithPosted on

Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren

Each year, hundreds of tons of ice from Sweden’s Torne River are used to create strange, art-filled experiences dubbed ICEHOTEL. This 28th edition of the temporary hotel, an idea founded in 1989, opened on December 15 and has rooms for guests until mid-April. The structure has 35 rooms, with contributions from 36 artists.

Emilie Steele and Sebastian Dell’Uva

Adrian Bois and Pablo Lopez

“Icehotel is all about ice and creativity – with art as the result,” says organizers behind the effort. “That’s why the artists invited to take part are not required to have worked with ice before – they’re selected from among those who send in their ideas based on originality and creating it in real natural ice would pose a new challenge. Each year some 40 artists are taking part in Icehotel. The notion that several weeks’ hard work and months of planning and preparation culminate in something that only exists for a few months is in some respects a bittersweet feeling.”

Carl Wellander and Ulrika Tallving

Franziska Agrawal

See more sights from ICEHOTEL #28 below.

AnnaSofia Maag and Niklas Byman

Tomasz Czajkowski and Eryk Marks

Nina Hedman and Lena Kristrom

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