414. Icehotel, Trip to an Enchanted World…

414. Icehotel, Trip to an Enchanted World...414. Icehotel, Trip to an Enchanted World…

How did you start the New Year? What are your resolutions for 2016?

2016 will be a great year, I’m sure, I can feel it…

I wanted to say goodbye to 2015 and start 2016 in a different way by going to an Enchanted World, a world at 30 degrees below zero…!

Our journey begins with a helicopter transfer from Cavalli Island to the nearby Stockholm airport and then a short flight to the northern tip of Sweden.

The last part of our trip to the Icehotel is by dog sleigh.   We are now surrounded by snow, ice and absolute silence. A silence broken only by the sound of the sleigh gliding over the snow…

The cold is absolute but it is a dry cold… almost pleasant!  We are equipped with a thermos of mulled wine that helps fortify us against the harsh climate…

The dogs do not show signs of fatigue. Our guide explains that they have incredible strength and stamina despite their small size.   Their weight varies from 15 to 30 Kg. They can reach the respectable speed of 45 kph.  Sledge dogs have been used by man for the past 3000 years!  What fantastic animals…

We arrive at our destination and the landscape that greets us is like a fairy tale… we have arrived in a world sparkling with icy enchantment!!

We enter the long corridor that takes us inside the Icehotel where we are entirely surrounded by ice, from floor to ceiling… the entire Icehotel is a sculpted work of art. The walls, the vault, the statues… the lighting shows off every detail to perfection… an incredible sight made through the fine art of the artists who created it and by nature itself that has transformed the water into a magical material easy to mold into every possible form.

Skillfully placed lighting creates incredible effects thanks to the natural translucency of ice.

In the Spring the Icehotel will melt completely, returning to nature the water borrowed for such a brief season… only to present us next winter with the gift and wonder of ice to be sculpted once again by loving, creative hands into a new Winter Wonderland… a new Icehotel!

I LOVE YOU

Roberto Cavalli Blog

414. Icehotel, Trip to an Enchanted World...

414. Icehotel, Trip to an Enchanted World...

414. Icehotel, Trip to an Enchanted World...

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