The joy of being frozen

Fancy a $3,250 Canadian trip to the edge of the Arctic, sleeping five nights in an igloo that you have to build?

gloooooooo.jpgChurchill Wild, an eco-tourism company, invites travelers to an exploration of the Polar Bear Lodge area by dogsled, snowmobile or tundra buggy while looking for polar bears, caribou and seals.

Possibility to skip the DIY igloo for a nearby heated lodge.

Via WandaLust LA Times.


The second Absolut Icebar in the world after that of Stockholm, opened a few months ago in Milan . Everything is made from crystal clear ice from the Torne river in Sweden, including the wall, counter, sofa, lamps, the glasses that serve the cocktails, etc. Temperature inside is -5 centigrades, so thermal cape and a pair of gloves are handed to you at the entrance.

The ice will last six months and the bar will then be reconstructed.

Via Milano da bere.

While we’re at it, don’t miss the pictures of last winter Snow Show in Lapland. Sixty icons and emerging artists and architects designed large scale structures out of snow and ice.

Related entry: the Ice Hotel.