Ice accommodation: Norway's Snow hotel opens

A troll ice sculpture
A troll ice sculpture Photo: EBU

A snow hotel re-opened its icy doors in Kirkenes, Norway.

The annual event sees guests wrapped up warm in their glistening rooms and each year the hotel is made with a new theme.

It's fantastic, it's so creative. The artistic work is beautiful. It's lovely - it's completely unique and so different.

– Valery Humpreys, Guest at the Snow Hotel
Guests can sleep in the Snow Hotel but have to wrapped up warm
Guests can sleep in the Snow Hotel but have to wrapped up warm Credit: EBU
Some of the troll carvings
Some of the troll carvings Credit: EBU

This year the theme is trolls. Inside the hotel walls Chinese artists have carved troll related art in the ice and snow structure.

A bedroom in the Snow Hotel
A bedroom in the Snow Hotel Credit: EBU

It's like a dream with all the scenery, it's like a cartoon.

– Alan Canon, Guest at the Snow Hotel
The hotel bar where gusts can enjoy a tall frosty one
The hotel bar where gusts can enjoy a tall frosty one Credit: EBU

The Christmas and New Year weekends are high season for this particular hotel. It is open for sightseers to have a tour and appreciate the chilly bar as well as for cold sleepovers for the more adventurous.