Winter is here and that can only mean one thing: a new Ice Hotel!
The 25th hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland, has opened its doors for the 2014/2015 season, and the establishment has released a video showing the building of the central bar.
Titled "Booom!", the ice bar features a central block of crystal designed to look like it has created splashes of snow on the walls. Designed by Italian sculptor Maurizio Perron, Bulgarian architect Viktor Tsarsk and Dutch designer Wouter Biegelaar, the bar forms the centerpiece of the hotel.
This year's Ice Hotel displays hand-carved rooms by 42 artists from 11 different countries, in addition to an ice church, the bar and a majestic Aurora hall theater.
The 5,500-square-meter hotel is constructed every year from 1,000 tonnes of Torne River ice and remains open until mid-April, when it melts into its surroundings.
For more information see http://www.icehotel.com/