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... it is working (hopefully is and that I get some photos from it). At least I can get more photos of the Ice Hotel as I have a couple more memory cards with me.
I will sign off now so I can get more photos of the hotel before getting ready to sleep in my ice room.
12th December 2013.
Ice Hotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden (Kaamos / Warm Room).
Survived the night in the Ice Room and ...
... Billy and Buddy were our favourites) but once we were sledding through the most beautifual scenery you could imagine the silence kicked in and all you could hear was the odd pant from the boys and a random moose or reindeer in the distance. It was just awesome. Cold, sure, but an incredible experience.
Back to the hotel for the afternoon, and after a quick trip to a Sami camp nearby (a taste of local culture, and the chance for The Current ...
... to drive her. She then walks in the opposite direction away from our house, but luckily I managed to rescue her. I estimate our house was at least 2km away from the campsite. The good thing came out of this adventure was I got to see a faint Aurora happening in the sky. For dinner I ate a delicious pork chop. It is possible to see northern light from the backyard of our house so I periodically check outside. While C was sleeping (this is her favorite activity) ...
... its 25th anniversary in the winter of 2014-2015, is made out of ice and snow each year. Ice blocks are harvested from a local river in March, and these are stored in chilled warehouses until the following winter. Each hotel suite is unique, as they are designed by different artists.
While it was about 10 AM when we started wandering around, all the overnight guests had left their suites already. ...
We were told that we will be woken up by cheery staff at 8 am in the morning to make sure that we didn't freeze during the night. Hopefully we'll make it. Now time for dinner at the ice hotel's restaurant.
We are eating arctic lobster for an appetizer and elk with lingonberries and pear for main. They have lovely drinks that come with an ice crystal. Everything is ice in the ice hotel :)
Equipped in double sleeping bag ...