Trivia Question: Where was the world’s first ice hotel?
The first ice hotel, in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, wasn’t intended to be a hotel at all. Instead, it was meant to house and display art created during the town’s annual ice sculpting event. A few years into the event’s run, however, a group of tourists found themselves without a place to stay, so the town put them up in the icy structure — and the Icehotel was born. The hotel has been rebuilt every winter since, although there’s also a permanent structure that’s open to visitors year-round.
The Answer: The correct answer is Sweden.