Sweden's Icehotel, situated just outside Kiruna, is the first and largest hotel of its kind. This massive ice structure is redesigned and constructed every year. To build the hotel, 30,000 tons of ice and snow is needed to form solid walls, floors, chairs, beds and other things that hotel guests may require during their star. Guests are encouraged to dress appropriately (meaning appropriate for 23 F "room temperature") unless they want to become one of the decor's of the hotel.
Harbin International Ice & snow festival, China
This is an annual winter festival which originated in Harbin's traditional ice lantern show and garden party during winter, a tradition which began in 1963. The Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival takes place in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China and is currently the largest ice and snow festival in the world. The frozen surface of the Songhua River serves as the source of the ice used to make the sculptures. Swing saws are used to carve the ice into block, then ice sculptors would use various tools to carve out large scaled ice sculptures. These artists work all day and night before the festival starts to create intricately designed ice sculptures.
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz Province is the largest National Park in Argentina. Los Glaciares refers to the giant ice cap in the Andes range that feeds 47 massive glaciers, 13 of which flow towards the Atlantic Ocean. The park has a cool and moist temperate climate with temperatures ranging from 0.6 °C (33.1 °F) in winter to 13.4 °C (56.1 °F) in summer. The park is a major attraction for international tourists who visit Argentina.
There no specific cities listed in this part of the world because this entire continent is a "cold winter destination." Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest continent in the world. Despite all that it has vast and breathtaking landscapes made of snow, ice, and rock. Aside from its beautiful scenery, it also houses a diverse and beautiful range of wildlife. The coldest natural temperature recorded was −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) at the Soviet (now Russian) Vostok Station in Antarctica on July 21 1983.
Sapporo Snow Festival
The Sapporo Snow Festival is an annual festival held in Sapporo Japan for seven days in February. The festival started when a six local high school students built snow sculptures at Odori Park in the 1950s. Five years later the Japan Self-Defense Forces from the Makomanai base nearby joined in and built the first enormous snow sculptures. Before the Sapporo Snow Festival, there were many snow festivals in Sapporo but all of those were suspended during the World War II.
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