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Ice hotel forced to install fire alarms


Posted on Monday, 18 November, 2013 | Comment icon 15 comments


The church at Jukkasjarvi's ice hotel. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 bjaglin

A hotel in Sweden made entirely out of ice has been ordered to install alarms in case there is a fire.

Located in the Arctic town of Jukkasjarvi, the ice hotel attracts tourists from all over the world. With corridors, rooms and furniture made entirely out of ice and snow, the accommodation might be a little on the chilly side but offers an experience that is undeniably unique.

Each year the hotel melts in the spring and has to be rebuilt the following winter. Workers use layers of a special combination of ice and snow called 'snice' as it is both lighter than ice and stronger than snow. The mixture is sprayed over specially prepared frames which are later removed once the ice has set.

This year however the hotel has been forced to include one additional feature that has many people scratching their heads - an alarm system to warn people in the event of a fire.

"We were a little surprised at first, but the reason is that there are things that can actually catch fire, like pillows, sleeping bags or reindeer skins," said spokeswoman Beatrice Karlsson. "To us the most important concern is the safety of our clients, so we will comply."

   
Source: Sky News | Comments (15)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by SheWomanCatTypeThing on 18 November, 2013, 14:51
It's a shame, I've always wanted to stay there and light one of my own farts just to see what happened. Better not try now.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Capt Amerika on 18 November, 2013, 15:49
I suppose a sprinkler system is in the works for next year.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Junior Chubb on 18 November, 2013, 15:53
The sprinkler system is already installed, it works in conjunction with the fire...
Comment icon #9 Posted by Bean85 on 18 November, 2013, 17:52
Is it just ironi?
Comment icon #10 Posted by OverSword on 18 November, 2013, 18:16
More bored legislators creating work to make it appear they do something. Some parliment members nephew owns the smoke alarm manufacter no doubt.
Comment icon #11 Posted by ancient astronaut on 18 November, 2013, 19:09
Irony in action.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Calibeliever on 18 November, 2013, 20:36
Thanks you! Said the local electricians union who installed the needless fire alarms.
Comment icon #13 Posted by szentgyorgy on 18 November, 2013, 21:13
Based on my experience in Swedish socio-political culture, this is not surprising. There is a leveling tendency, both in society in general and jurisprudence in particular, which tends towards overarching expectations, mandates and processes. This tendency often defies particularities. Although it is changing, Sweden has--for a long time--been a profoundly homogenous milieu. Therefore, I can hear (even in Swedish) the demand, "If you want your hotel permit renewed you must install fire alarms." Of course, someone already pointed out that the high proof vodka, reindeer skins, kitchen... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by calaf on 18 November, 2013, 23:33
If you do, please post a video.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Controller Junkie on 19 November, 2013, 2:15
wow


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