Another grueling day over with, we made some great progress and finally got rid of the scaffold tower thats been clogging up the suite for the last few days, it feels good to have a clear space to work in !
We are really on the home stretch now, and feel good that we’ve made such huge headway, its almost unheard of here at the ice hotel to finish early, and days early, so we are pleased. we want to dedicate the time left over to helping out our camera team with getting the very best footage we can.
This evening we were invited to take some traditional swedish drink; Glögg beside a bonfire on the river. A floating candle lantern was lit in memory of a fellow ice artist Sakai who sadly passed away last year. It was such a wonderful experience and testament to the intense camaraderie here at the hotel. Each and every person who contributes is here for the same reason, to put their all into making the ice hotel a truly special place. This year is the twenty first year, and in the the owners words a celebration of 21 years of “life enriching moments”. The moment shared on that river as well as the whole experience of being here is truly life enriching.
We are really looking forward to tomorrow, it will be our first day off so we’ll spend it visiting the ES-range; Arctic Sweden’s Space station and home to Richard Bransons Virgin Galactic. In the afternoon we’ll go on snow mobile safari… a real chance to let our hair down, and tear it up through the snow, fun fun fun !