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ICEHOTEL - Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

The lobby changes every year -- here's a glimpse in 2002.
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We've heard of hotels giving guests a frosty reception, but the chilly atmosphere at Sweden's ICEHOTEL is just part of its charm. The ICEHOTEL is the first, largest and most famous ice hotel in the world, and though guests are provided with heated bathrooms and changing areas, everything else, from the bed to the glasses served at the bar, is made of -- you guessed it -- ice.

Returning guests can look forward to a different experience every year, because, like Frosty the Snowman, the hotel melts away every spring and is rebuilt in the winter. But Frosty would be out of his league here, as the ICEHOTEL undergoes a fundamental reinvention every time it's rebuilt and is never constructed the same way. An elaborately chiseled entryway, finely carved beds and intricately detailed chandeliers change every year, though the temperature is always the same: freezing!

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