Around 1000 km south of the famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Stockholm has its own little igloo, open all year round. The Icebar is built from crystal-clear ice from the Torne River in Lappland, and the drinks glasses are also made of ice. Stockholmers and tourists alike come here to experience the Arctic cold, right in the city centre.
The Icebar is part of the Hotel C Stockholm and is the world's first permanent ice bar. The temperature inside is a constant -5°C and all visitors are given a thermo cape and gloves to wear, both to keep them warm and protect the ice from their body warmth.
Each year the bar is dismantled and recreated by ice artists to a new theme; past designs have included tributes to Swedish inventions and 19th century Swedish emigrants to American. If you'd like to try your hand at ice sculpture, you can book this as a team activity lead by experienced ice sculptors.