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9th December 2013.
Thistle Hotel, London.
Here we are staying in an airport hotel overnight on our way to Sweden. Had a good flight over but am not happy that I had to take off my flat ankle boots and someone else with knee length, fur lined, high heeled boots didn't have to take their boots off.
Must sign off now as …
As promised, woken at 7:45 with some hot lingonberry juice. We are surprised at how well we slept through the night. We had both gone into the change room at just after 5 but had gone back to sleep. We had both slept through a night in an ice room on an ice bed.
Back in the warm hotel for a sauna and hot shower then up for a hearty …
After a hearty Swedish breakfast we leave part of our luggage behind and make our way to Kiruna, northern Sweden. Flight up on an old MD80 which obviously works well in this environment.
Land at Kiruna amid a vastness of white and grey. The occasional road is black and big water courses partly black.
Kiruna is a very small local …
Well today is our second day past the arctic circle, and as expected it was strange as hell trying to sleep with no darkness, helped a little by drinking a few Swedish beers, but definitely not helped by the fact that our little cabin doesn't have a curtain on the door window, and I think the fact that we had to share a childrens sized single bed …
After almost a decade of talking about it, we'd finally booked it. It took a significant birthday on my part to spur us into action, but at long last we'd bitten the bullet and plumped to mortgage the kids and spend the weekend in a walk in freezer.
The Icehotel had been a dream of ours for a while, but despite the big build up it really …
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Brilliant location and hotel - had great time in cold room and the warm room. Looks gorgeous.
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