Icehotel 2016 Opens in Lapland with Suites Themed around Animals and Films

  • 2015-12-16
  • Dezeen

Custom suites at the 26th Icehotel in the Arctic Circle include a life-sized ice elephant and a recreation of a 1920s cult horror film.

Located near the town of Jukkasjärvi, in Swedish Lapland, the 55-room Icehotel is built annually from ice and snow sourced from a nearby river.

This year's temporary structure opened on 11 December 2015, and includes 19 uniquely crafted Art Suites as well as a bar and a church.

The suites were all created by different artists, working either individually, in pairs or in groups. They include a room full of flying sheep and a 1970s love capsule.

Image Credit: Laplandish / Wikimedia Commons