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Superman's bedroom? Nope, it's the ICEHOTEL!

Posted by hitsu On 2/07/2009 09:12:00 PM
ICEHOTEL

This is the world's coolest and one of the coldest hotel. Here’s a bit more about the hotel:

It has some permanent, heated rooms. But the really awesome rooms are cold rooms, which workers build each year using blocks of ice from the nearby River Torne. The rooms stay at temperatures from 28 to 40 degrees F.

Each room, had a “serene blue glow” from LEDs in the icy walls; the hotel’s silence added to the serenity. He slept on a bed made from ice covered in reindeer fur. The staff wakes guests up each day with a steaming cup of lingonberry juice, which is supposed to do wonders for keeping you warm.

There are some expeditions you can arrange from the hotel. Jukkasjärvi is pretty cold, though, so you really have to bundle up.

The cold rooms don’t have their own bathrooms. You have to get bundled up, tromp outside and go into the heated area.


via: Wandering Justin

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