10 000 tons of crystal clear ice from the 'ice manufacturing plant',
the Torne River, and 30,000 tons of pure snow generously supplied
by Mother Nature are needed to build the Ice Hotel every year.
The Ice Hotel in the Swedish Laplands has an ornamented suite which
is where the winners of the contest will stay in. The winners will
also also find an art gallery, ice bar, cinema and a chapel. Since
the winter of 2003 the "Ice Globe Theatre" - a replica
of Shakespeare's "Globe Theatre" on the Thames in London
- adds a new chapter of beauty and magic to the Ice Hotel.