Ice Hotel photos beat the heat

It’s over 90 degrees in 48 states today, but as long as you think cold thoughts you should be OK. There’s nothing colder than Sweden’s Icehotel, so use these pictures to cool yourself down.

The Icehotel is located in the Arctic Circle and is built of giant blocks of ice carved from the Torne River. They also use a spray-able mixture of snow and ice (snice) to help shape and insulate the hotel. Each year, new artists are recruited to design and build the bedrooms with themes ranging from flowers to sci-fi. More importantly, the ICEBAR serves up Absolut cocktails in glasses made entirely of ice. They go a long way to making sleeping in a bedroom that’s -5 degrees Celsius.

Each spring the hotel melts completely and the building process begins all over again in the fall.