Written by Joana Gouveia

For nearly three decades, the Sweden’s Famous Icehotel used to be rebuilt every year after melting during the summer. But thanks to a new solar-powered refrigeration system, the Jukkasjärvi property will keep one section frozen through the warm season. Isn’t that amazing?

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For nearly the last 30 years, the renowned Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, has been rebuilt every winter after melting in warm weather.

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But thanks to a new solar-powered refrigeration system, nine deluxe suites (complete with private saunas and baths), 11 art suites, an ice bar, and an ice art gallery will remain open year-round.

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Thanks to nearly 24 hours of sunlight a day during the summer, the frigid structure can be kept around 23 degrees Fahrenheit even in the warmer months.

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While the interiors are made from ice blocks, the exterior is constructed from concrete to help keep the cooler atmosphere, much like a thermos.

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“We estimate that by using solar panels and harnessing the near-constant daylight of the summer months, Icehotel will reduce its overall energy requirements,” said hotel founder Yngve Bergqvist in a statement. “We will produce around 75 kW between April and September, leaving an energy surplus that we can use to run existing buildings such as a restaurant, offices, and warm guest rooms.”

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This year-round property sits adjacent to the site of the winter-only hotel, whose 2016 edition is already open since December 16. From $630/night;

Book now: www.icehotel.com

Address: Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

And have an enjoyable stay!

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