Out of the ordinary: Cool stays

Looking for a refreshingly cool place to stay? Ice hotels in Swedish Lapland and Quebec , Canada make a refreshing change. The Ice Hotel inJukkasjärvi, Sweden, is built (and rebuilt each year) from 10 000 tons of ice and 30 000 tons of snow; it can accommodate 100 guests and has an exhibition hall, a cinema, an ice bar and a sauna that leaves no-one cold. Weddings and christenings are held in the Ice Chapel. The Ice-Hotel Quebec-Canada has celebrated its 5 th birthday and boasts 31 rooms and suites, 2 art galleries, a cinema, a spa, and sculpture, furniture and a giant candelabra carved out of ice. The hotel arranges weddings in its Ice Chapel.