Floating Snowflake Hotel Will Offer Incredible Views of Aurora Borealis

If you've ever wanted to see the best views of Aurora Borealis, the soon-to-be-built Krystall hotel is the place for you! It's a floating luxury accommodation that's shaped like a snowflake and will sit within the Arctic Circle. The hotel will specifically be based in the fjords near the Norwegian town of Tromso, which is considered one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. And, with a glass-roof structure, your outlook will be even better.

The unusually-shaped property is being developed by company Dutch Docklands, which specializes in floating structures, and they intend for its design to blend in naturally with the winter environment. It will be constructed on a concrete base that's then tethered to the fjords, but will still have the freedom to move between six and 10 feet on either side of its center.

Krystall hotel will be the first of its kind in Europe, and the 86-room lodging will offer a spa and wellness center. Work is set to begin next year and it should be open to visitors in 2017. The site has been branded a “scarless development” because it will have minimal impact on its surroundings and could be removed in the future without a problem.

Dutch Docklands website
via [Design You Trust and Daily Mail]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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