Photographer's Note

The adventure of a visit to the Ice Hotel starts even before getting there. It starts from the moment that you land on the "white" Kiruna airport. People from the hotel are waiting for you and they take you to some dressing rooms, right outside the airport where they give you a special "uniform" that will help you to stand the cold. Just imagine something like the uniform of an astronaut preparing for the first step on the most inhospitable place of the universe. Then they give you a snowmobile and guide you through the forests for the next 16 km until you reach the hotel. Halfway, there is a stop in some traditional wooden huts where you can taste some "Sami" cuisine. Then you take the last part of the road, which is not a road exactly, its the frozen surface of Torne river, a landscape in white. White, did I say? Well sometimes the sun paints it all orange.

TWO PHOTOS FROM THE SAME TRIP:

ICE CRYSTAL HALL

NYMPH OF THE NORTH

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