Saturday, December 29, 2007

Kiruna Day 1 - Ice Hotel

Kiruna, a small city in sweden located at the north part of the country. It is famous with Ice Hotel which is one and the only hotel in the world built with ICE! You will get to stay in ice hotel during the winter or else the hotel will melt if the temperature is too high,haha..

Travel Log
11.30am - Flight from Arlanda airport to Kiruna airport.
1.30pm - Reach Kiruna airport and took a coach to Ice hotel.
2.00pm - checked in ice hotel and start visit around ice hotel.
5.30pm - Riding ice mobile 20km away from the city to the jungle for northern light trip.
10.30pm - Back to ice hotel and take a rest.
12.15am - Chill out at the Absolute Ice Bar.

At Arlanda airport, waiting FlyNordic flight to Kiruna.

Met the other group who going to Kiruna as well.

Arlanda airport is well decorated. I snapped this picture during 5am.

Cool right? sign board made by ice.

View inside the coach, on my way to ice hotel.

The absolute ice bar. There are 5 ice bar around the world but i cant remember where they are.

Nice vodka but it taste more like orange juice to me. Should add more vodka to make it nicer.

Ice bar of course the glass is made of ICE!! woohoo!! yeng le..

The seat inside the ice bar. The seat is covered with reindeer fur so it wont freeze ur buttock.

The bar. Yeng right? all made of ice! The bar tender not la ok.

Picture with the bar tender. I like the hat, damn nice.

There 2 types of accomodation, the warm room and cold room. The warm room is the normal room while cold room is like you are sleeping inside an igloo with all the things made of ice. We are staying in normal cold room. There are also Art suite in cold accomodation, meaning the room have different design by each artist. Take a look at more pictures below.

Ice mobile.
I am not so 'tall' compare to Su Jian,ish!

Our nice tour guide.

The northern light. We are so lucky to encounter it. The chances to see is around 40% but i think is even lower. The sky must be clear and it happen by chance.

Ice suite. There aremore than 20 ice suite inside ice hotel.

Check out the design of the room.

Another design.

Cool right?

This is how i sleep inside the ice room. The temperature inside the -3 degree celcius. All your luggage have to put at the reception or else everything will be frozen. It was a wonderful experiencing sleeping inside 'igloo'. I have to wear 2 t shirt with one jacket to sleep inside the sleeping bag. You know la, we asian cannot stand the coldness. I saw some ang moh sleep with one thin layer of long john only -.-''.

Up Next, dog sledding to lappish camp side.


ti3nD said...

damn cool!!!!

jian looks extremely big in that pic!!

icy feelings...............
dreaming nw...

huiyen said...

whoa..thats soooo freaking coolllll..i want to stay in an ice hotel too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lim Wei Meng said...

Tien : Damn freaking cold over there.

Huiyen : You must go there next year. Very special place. Hopefully global warming wont melt the hotel down,hahaha!!

~Christine~Leng said...

so cool!!! must visit lar! ;P
Happy New Year Wei Meng!! :)

Lim Wei Meng said...

yea..must visit when u r here :)