by Pish Dadivas in Cool Travel on Friday 20 September 2013

A cross between an igloo and psychedelic art installation, ICEHOTEL is a large-scale art exhibition and simultaneously a luxurious holiday lodge. Over 40 artists from around the world come together for the ICEHOTEL project to create several dozen ‘art suites’ — intricately carved rooms and pavilions made of pure ice and snow, each designed by a different artist or group.

The ICEHOTEL uses 1,000 tons of pure ice and 30,000 cubic meters of snow as the only building materials. Construction begins at the start of winter, usually at the end of November of every year.