ICEHOTEL Ice Church
Javier Opazo, Jens Thoms Ivarsson, Mats Nilsson & Ethan Friedman
It doesn't take a leap of faith to appreciate the reverence of the ice church. Layers of ice and snow, layers of artistic definition bring us to our knees with recognition and homage.
As you follow your own procession you will be comforted by the simple complexity of ecumenical symbols; twelve ice windows and twelve ice benches remind us of the twelve disciples. The seven ice pillars, representing the other planets in our solar system and the days of the week, will hold up your soul. Look to the Trinity of windows in the back of this sacred ice church for your answers, your inspiration.
Chilean Javier Opazo returns to ICEHOTEL having previously designed art suites. Swedish Jens Thoms Ivarsson and Mats Nilsson are also familiar faces at ICEHOTEL designing art suites, ICEBAR by ICEHOTEL and the reception. Ethan Friedman from the UK is experiencing our northern wonderland for the first time.
Whisper your quiet prayers, knowing they will linger within the snow walls and return to the Torne River come spring.