Riksgränsen, the northernmost ski resort of Sweden

19 July 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  4 minutes

© Johannes Jansson/norden.org/cc-by-2.5-dk

© Johannes Jansson/norden.org/cc-by-2.5-dk

Riksgränsen, The National Border in Swedish, is a ski-resort in Kiruna Municipality in Lappland, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The skiing season is from February to June. From end of May the lifts operate under the midnight sun.   read more…

Icehotel Jukkasjärvi in Sweden

22 August 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels Reading Time:  8 minutes

Icehotel © Tom Corser - www.tomcorser.com/cc-by-sa-3.0-uk

Icehotel © Tom Corser – www.tomcorser.com/cc-by-sa-3.0-uk

The Icehotel (styled as ICEHOTEL) is a hotel built each year with snow and ice in the village of Jukkasjärvi, in northern Sweden, about 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Kiruna. It is the world’s first ice hotel. After its first opening in 1990, the hotel has been built each year from December to April. The hotel, including the chairs and beds, is constructed from snow and ice blocks taken from the nearby Torne River. Artists are invited to create different rooms and decorations made by ice. Besides bedrooms, there is a bar, with glasses made of ice and an ice chapel that is popular with marrying couples. The structure remains below freezing, around −5 °C (23 °F).   read more…

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