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German igloo challenges Sweden's Ice Hotel

Published torsdag 23 augusti 2012 kl 08.45
The Ice Hotel in northern Sweden. Photo:Scanpix

A German airline is to compete with northern Sweden's famous Ice Hotel by building a multi-million dollar igloo, writes the local Piteå newspaper. The igloo, which will boast a lobby, hotel rooms and bar, will be built by snow blowers in Arvidsjaur county and is set to open in December.

"We are investing heavily and want to be at least as large and exclusive as the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi. The world press will talk about us," says Michael Fender from airline Flycar.

The Ice Hotel, the world's largest hotel made of ice, has proved a popular destination for tourists coming to the far north of Sweden intent on enjoying attractions such as the northern lights.

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