Sweden’s Ice Hotel Reveals This Year’s Incredible Art Suites Carved from Ice and Snow

The iconic ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, just 200km north of the Arctic Circle, has once again unveiled its annual art suites. As well as being the world’s first and largest hotel made from ice, the frozen kingdom has become famous for exhibiting incredible, fully functional art suites every winter, carved from thousands of tons of ice.

At the first sign of snow, artists come together from all over the world to take part in creating the hotel’s annual art exhibition. “The energy released here when creative people from a wide variety of backgrounds and places meet the ice is almost tangible,” says Arne Bergh, a partner sculptor who’s been part of ICEHOTEL since the beginning. After several months of planning, the selected designs are then made into reality once the nearby Torne River freezes over to supply the ice. This year, 26 artists from 11 countries helped to build the 28th exhibition, which officially opened its doors on December 15, 2017. From a Fabergé egg themed bedroom, to a room of giant snow-snails, the dream-like suites include some of the most elaborate designs to date.

Previously, the entire hotel and it’s sculptural rooms would sadly melt away each spring. However, 2017 is the first year that the rooms will stay intact year-round—thanks to the hotel’s newly implemented sustainability plans, allowing the hotel to stay cool using solar panels. The permanent structure—aptly named ICEHOTEL 365—houses this year’s highly anticipated sculpted art suites. They’re so good, we’re already looking forward to next year’s designs!

Find out more about the ICEHOTEL via their website.

Sweden’s iconic ICEHOTEL has recently revealed their latest sculptural art suite exhibition.

Ice Hotel Sweden
Ice Hotel Sweden

Each fully-functional room was carved from ice and snow and designed by artists from around the world.

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The “Monstera” Art Suite, designed by Nina Kauppi & Johan Kauppi. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Livoq” Art Suite, designed by Fabien Champeval & Friederike Schroth. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Queen of the North” Art Suite, designed by Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Radiance” Art Suite, designed by Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

“The invisible (invincible) army” Deluxe Art Suite, designed by Nina Hedman & Lena Kriström. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Danger Thin Ice” Art Suite, designed by Franziska Agrawal. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Thanks to the hotel’s newly implemented sustainability plans, this year’s art suites will stay open all year-round.

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Daily Travellers” Art Suite, designed by Alem Teklu & Anne Karin Krogevoll. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Follow the White Rabbit” Art Suite, designed by AnnaSofia Mååg & Niklas Byman. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Ground Rules” Art Suite, designed by Carl Wellander & Ulrika Tallving. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “King Kong” Art Suite, designed by Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Last Fabergé Egg” Art Suite, designed by Tomasz Czajkowski and Eryk Marks. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Wandering Cloud” Art Suite, designed by Lisa Lindqvist. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “White Desert” Art Suite, designed by Timsam Harding & Fabián Jacquet Casado. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “Hang in There” Art Suite, designed by Marjolein Vonk and Maurizio Perron. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

Ice Hotel Sweden

The “34 Meters” Deluxe Suite, designed by Luca Roncoroni & Dave Ruane. (Photo: Asaf Kliger / ICEHOTEL)

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h/t: [Contemporist]

All photos via Asaf Kliger and ICEHOTEL.

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