We had a late start today due to the celebrations for the season’s ‘kick off’ last night which saw the entire ice hotel staff at a local place near Jukkasjärvihaving a great meal, a great band but some shocking dancing ! Haha!
Temperature is back down to -22c which is good for the completion of the build, the snow is of good quality and has helped with the finishing ‘Snis-ing’. We have very nearly finished now, with just some details to complete in the entrance. We also had a moment today to reflect on what we’ve achieved in almost unheard of time. A suite consisting of over 60 square metres of 100mm thick ice, that’s almost six tonnes. 160 linear metres of electroluminescent wire, routed out, sandwiched and then ‘snised’. As well as complex geometric forms which are hard to achieve in a very organic material.
We will spend tomorrow getting some photography of the completed suite. And will post the final shots then.
It was a big breakthrough to get the bed in place, reindeer skins et al