SnowCastle in Lapland

AlexArchitecture

A small town Kemi in Lapland, located in the northern-most point of the coast of the Baltic Sea. The city itself is, to put it mildly, is not rich in tourist attractions, but every winter here are building a unique SnowCastle.

The SnowCastle of Kemi is the biggest snow fort in the world. It is rebuilt every winter with a different architecture in Kemi, Finland. In 1996 the first snow castle drew 300,000 visitors.

The area covered by the castle has varied from 13,000 to over 20,000 square metres. The highest towers have been over 20 metres high and longest walls over 1,000 metres long, and the castle has had up to three storeys. Despite its varying configurations, the snow castle has a few recurring elements: a chapel, a restaurant and a hotel.

Entrance to the castle. In general, the castle is interesting primarily because it’s different every year. We are, judging by everything, hit the magic cave and … «Angry Birds». A lot of tourists, and even across the Finns. But just heard Russian speech.

SnowCastle in Lapland

Inside the castle seems endless structure with lots of interesting buildings. For example, there is an ice bar and several lounges for drinking intoxicating beverages purchased there. For example, one of these:

SnowCastle in Lapland

Another hall. From my own experience I can say that the hot mulled wine in such a situation – only perfect:

SnowCastle in Lapland

Light a close-up. Eyes completely uporotyh, but still very cute:

SnowCastle in Lapland

Literally every wall inside the complex – a work of art. It is seen that with a lot of talent and love of cut:

SnowCastle in Lapland

In addition to the cut of snow elements inside – a lot of ice sculptures. Everything glows and shimmers – an unforgettable sight:

SnowCastle in Lapland

The corridors in the castle looks like this. With the habit can get lost – the arrangement of rooms and halls rather chaotic.

SnowCastle in Lapland

Actually bar inside. Stand on the left, but the left-overs. In general, for a good one would have to shoot with a tripod – then managed to capture the atmosphere, but I’m afraid I would then be left in Kemi and have picked up only on the way back.

SnowCastle in Lapland

Apparently, the snow troll. And instead of the heart – a flaming engine:

SnowCastle in Lapland

Holy of holies – the refuge of pigs. From the depths of the room angry frowns Ptah:

SnowCastle in Lapland

For scale – the corridors inside the fortress. This, by the way, the hotel. Well, anyway, it looks like a hotel. At each door – a plate with a number. Inside – a bed covered with skins. The idea is that in a normal sleeping bag is quite possible to spend the night. And then life treat frostbite kidneys:

SnowCastle in Lapland

Another corridor (there are a few there). Pictures of the rooms show will not, because apart from anything else in the bed and no. With the exception of suites – there are walls are decorated with carvings and more creative lighting. But still a bit crowded – not a panorama shoot there?

SnowCastle in Lapland

Hall with dragons. More precisely, so that remains of them:

SnowCastle in Lapland

Tropical forest with palm tree and Piglet:

SnowCastle in Lapland

Exit the castle hall with ice sculptures:

SnowCastle in Lapland

Something evil in the vest and a chain saw:

SnowCastle in Lapland

Runaround penguins. I especially liked these. In general, there is still a lot of interesting things were – it was possible to climb the tower and see the neighborhood, for example. Can be on a rollercoaster ride tubes. In general, there is a paradise for children’s paradise – if you go to Lapland for Santa Claus to look, and be sure to look in Kemi, walk on a snow castle.

SnowCastle in Lapland

Tags: , , , ,