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Winter palace: Sweden’s Icehotel opens its doors – in pictures
Founded in 1989, the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland is built from the snow up each year, using ice from the local river. The rooms are designed by international artists and this year feature spacemen and an ice queen
New York’s fanciest – the city’s increasingly dazzling ice-creams
Infused with booze, stuffed into doughnuts, garnished with confectionery of every hue … New York’s ice-cream parlours are outdoing each other to churn out new elaborate flavours
Volcano and earthquake museum to open in Iceland
The Lava Centre, a new interactive attraction in the shadow of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano, will bring to life the ‘fiery heart of Iceland’
Well cool: yoga on ice in Swedish Lapland
Northern Sweden and the frozen Baltic provide a stunning setting for a yoga retreat that delivers as many thrills as it does chills
Fatbiking in California: could the cycling trend be as big as snowboarding?
Fatbiking is booming, with more and more ski resorts introducing the sport, including Tahoe Donner in the Sierra Nevada where our writer tries it out
Giant iceberg poised to break off from Antarctic shelf
Predicted to be one of the largest break-offs ever recorded, separation of iceberg could trigger breakup of most northern major ice shelf, Larsen C
The thrill of ice canoeing on Canada’s St Lawrence river
Quebec’s semi-frozen St Lawrence river is the fearsome setting for a form of canoe racing that involves going over, as well as around, giant hunks of ice.
Racing through water and on ice – in pictures
Recently there were two events which involved racing in and on two of water’s three states. In Windsor, Canada 1,000 of the world’s best swimmers competed at the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) whilst Heerenveen in the Netherlands played host to the fourth event in the ISU Speed Skating World Cup. We bring youContinue reading “Racing through water and on ice – in pictures”
The world’s first permanent ice hotel – in pictures
At Icehotel 365, which opens this week in Swedish Lapland, guests are surrounded by frozen art, can climb an ice staircase to a ‘floating’ bed and sleep at a cool -5C year round