If it is possible to build a hotel of ice in a small village 200km inside the Arctic Circle, which strikes the whole world with amazement, then anything is possible. The story of Ice Hotel is indeed a fairy tale come true. As soon as winter begins, a team of snow builders, architects, designers and artists from all over the world gather in the little town of Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. Under the direction of the Ice Hotel Art & Design Group, they create each year’s version of Ice Hotel.
You can stay amongst ice art in the shape of fantastic design and wonderful sculptures and sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a special bed of snow and ice, on reindeer skins. And now for the interesting part, Ice Hotel has now decided on selling Space Flights. Virgin Galactic will be offering trips from nearby Kiruna which is the northernmost city in Sweden. Visitors will be able to choose whether to go through the winter season’s aurora borealis or the midnight sun of Swedish summer. The space flights will commence from 2012 if all goes well. According to Virgin’s Web site, tickets for its first trips will start at US$200,000.