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