This weekend the Uppsala Ice Festival opened.

We were there yesterday to have a look.

Each of the 15 sculptors received a 2 x 1 x 1 meter block of clear ice from the Jukasjärvi river to work with and many were still there working

Each year the city of Kiruna and Jukasjärvi build a hotel complex including a chapel, teater and a bar completely in ice. Even the tumblers for the drinks are of ice. Each room is built in ice and then sculpted by one or two artists.

The ice festival in Uppsala is an offshoot from the ice hotel in Jukasjärvi. The ice is from there and quite a few of the artists have worked at the yearly ice hotel.

I’ll have a wolfpaw please!
(lingon juice and vodka)