Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi - Part One

I've been doing a lot of travel the past two days to go to the Ice Hotel: from Malmö-Stockholm-Kiruna-Jukkasjärvi yesterday and back again today. I'm finally back "home" at Malmö base camp!

SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Malmö Airport

But it was totally worth it - it was an amazing experience.

Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

Front door, Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

Reception, Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

Icebar, Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

The Ice Hotel looks great but it also tastes great!

Martini in Ice Glass, Icebar, Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

Ice Menu, Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

Ice Menu, Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

And after such a lovely introduction to the Ice Hotel, I snuggled up in a nice warm bed - the cold accommodation was not available for the time frame I went up, but to be honest I prefer to be warm and not fall asleep shivering in minus five degree weather to the smell of reindeer skins.

Room 56 warm accommodation, Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

Speaking of reindeer, yep, I ate reindeer along with bunny, fish eggs, and arctic char. The reindeer was someone said on my Facebook page, ew, but at least I didn't eat Santa! But I totally would have if he'd been on the Ice Hotel menu; guaranteed they would have done something nice with him! I did feel a little guilty about eating the reindeer since I'd just come back from the Sami Museum and Reindeer Camp just up the road where I met and fed two lovely male reindeer...more about that in another post.

In the meantime, you can see a few Ice Hotel photos here. I'll post more photos to this set when I have a bit more time.

Room 302, Frozen Love, Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi


Holyriver said...

Very nice blog.
Happy new year from Italy.

Ice Hotel said...

I like your blog.
I also write an article about the Ice Hotel in Sweden.
Very very nice blog..:-)