A hotel in Sweden is making it easier than ever to channel 007.
The world’s first year-round ice hotel, Icehotel 365 in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, opened its doors last week. Featuring 20 luxury suites constructed of snow and ice from the nearby Torne River, the property could give the Ice Palace frequented by James Bond in 2002's Die Another Day a run for its money.
Throughout their stay, guests at the real-life ice palace can enjoy a cocktail from the hotel’s ice bar or take in the property’s many whimsical ice sculptures and designs created by artists in nine countries, ranging from underwater worlds to dancing figurines.
The hotel’s walls, floors and ceilings are covered in ice and snow, and its interior temperature sits around minus five degrees Celsius.
The hotel’s rooms come in “cold” and “warm” varieties. Cold suites come equipped with a sauna, shower and en-suite bathroom, and the warm suites sit in either wooden single floor houses or within trendy Nordic apartments.
The plan is to have a solar-powered refrigerating plant keep the property cold during the summer months, while activities like dog sledding and aurora borealis tours entertain guests in the winter.
Thankfully, you don’t need spy status to stay at the swanky new lodge - just a credit card. You can book a night at Icehotel 365 here.
Banner image: facebook.com/icehotel.sweden (Photo: Asaf Kliger)