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PHOTO: Freezing My Butt Off at the Stockholm ICEBAR

Bartender pours an icy drink at the Stockholm ICEBAR

I’m definitely not a fan of being cold, so I thought twice about visiting the Stockholm ICEBAR during my Spectacular Scandinavia tour with Collette. I’d heard the walls were built of ice, likewise the bar stools were made of ice. Heck, even the drink glasses were carved from ice! And of course the bar must be maintained at below-freezing temperatures to keep all that ice in a solid state (23 degrees Fahrenheit, to be precise). But in the end, the idea of an entire bar built of ice was too intriguing to pass up.

Fortunately, the ICEBAR was several steps ahead of me. After paying for my 45-minute visit, the staff outfitted me in an ice cape and a pair of gloves that kept me warm during my visit. I must admit that it was impressive to see an entire bar sculpted from the white stuff, using 40 tons of ice that is mined from the Torne River each year. But when my 45 minutes was up, I was quite happy to leave and thaw out. The Stockholm ICEBAR is located inside Hotel C Stockholm in the center of the city.

Author’s note: I was a guest of Collette during my Spectacular Scandinavia tour. However, the receipt and acceptance of complimentary items or services will never influence the content, topics, or posts in this blog. I write the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Bartender pours an icy drink at the Stockholm ICEBAR

4 Comments on “PHOTO: Freezing My Butt Off at the Stockholm ICEBAR

  1. I was cold just traffic this story!! But amazed at the engineering feat it must have been to create a structure & all is contents from ice. Crazy, is course, but clever!!! Looks like another amazing tour, Barbara!! Thanks!

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