Winter is here: ‘Game of Thrones’ ice hotel open for business

Winter is here: ‘Game of Thrones’ ice hotel open for business

HELSINKI — A “Sport of Thrones”-themed ice lodge full with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a neighborhood lodge chain and the U.S. producers of the hit TV sequence.

Lapland Inns mentioned Friday they selected “Sport of Thrones” to be the theme for this season’s Snow Village, an annual ice-and-snow development venture masking 24,000 sq. yardsin Kittila, 93 miles above the Arctic Circle.

Snow Village operations supervisor Janne Pasma informed Finnish nationwide broadcaster YLE that he was an enormous fan of the sequence and it was “a dream come true” that HBO Nordic agreed to associate with his workforce’s initiative.

HBO Nordic spokeswoman Nina Palmroos mentioned “Sport of Thrones” followers from everywhere in the world have been “utterly overwhelmed” by the lodge.

“We discovered it a beautiful concept. A few of the world’s finest ice sculptors have completed very detailed and thorough work,” Palmroos mentioned, calling the lodge’s dragon notably spectacular. “Followers are very loyal to the sequence and this offers them an opportunity to expertise one thing distinctive.”

The lodge, which stays open till early April, means that company keep just one night time as a result of below-zero temperatures.