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Stunning floating hotel to open in Arctic Circle

Floating Hotel in the Arctic Cirlce

Architecture firm Dutch Docklands is building a new floating hotel in the Arctic Circle, and it's shaped like a snowflake. Matt Sampson has the details on this instillation to come.

The hotel offers one thing travelers can't get anywhere else -- a chance to gaze at the amazing natural phenomenon the Aurora Borealis in super luxury.

Tourists staying at Norway's Krystall hotel can watch the northern lights from the inside of a glass windowed, floating, snowflake-shaped hotel-- the very first of its kind in the world. The Krystall will have eighty-six extravagant hotel rooms, a posh spa and a conference center.

All of which is nestled in the middle of a scenic fjord near the Norwegian town of Tromso, within the Arctic Circle. The architecture firm Dutch Docklands, which is behind the project calls it a 'scarless development.' in other words, it's a building that can be removed in the future without any long term impact to the area, says The Telegraph.

Construction is expected to start in mid-2015 and the hotel is set to open in late 2017.

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baxmedcomm August 11 2014 at 3:36 PM

It's "installation," not "instillation." I'm so sick of reporters on the Web who can't even spell.

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alspoolhall August 11 2014 at 4:15 PM

Hey guys, could we come up with really large floating platforms for the polar bears to float on now that their ice flows are melting away. We need hundreds of them all around the top of the world and they too, would not have a negative effect on the environment.

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ratikate August 11 2014 at 4:37 PM

Great, just what the Arctic needs- tourism. More traffic (visitors, transportation, luxury services) will harm this already fragile ecosystem.

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telurico ratikate August 16 2014 at 12:20 PM

"This hotel is going to destroy the whole universe." (Environmentalists)

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aevf101 ratikate August 16 2014 at 1:58 PM

Yeah, I feel the same way you do. But the real reason is I could never afford to visit a place like that so I'm going to bad mouth the concept and portray those that do as "evil".

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erink91321 August 16 2014 at 10:06 AM

And they wonder why the Ice is melting. Foolish Idiots

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juststeve35 erink91321 August 16 2014 at 12:48 PM


Because the ice is melting due to floating hotels!!!


Yer a dolt.

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Marven Gardens August 16 2014 at 7:30 PM

I don't know about you but watching the northern lights gets old fast. What else can we expect in boring Norway?

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rfeak59288 August 16 2014 at 12:03 PM

Do we really need to spoil what remaining wilderness we have left on Earth? We've screwed up so much of it already. Enough is enough!

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jgesselberty rfeak59288 August 16 2014 at 8:49 PM

Of course we have to spoil it, so that the already spoiled rich can have another posh place to go that will be beyond the average Joe.

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dwtomczyk August 16 2014 at 6:52 AM

you had better book fast or global warming will.....

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jjfu August 13 2014 at 10:55 AM

Nothing is sacred. God bless our environment.

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telurico jjfu August 16 2014 at 12:22 PM

The environment is smart and knows how to take care of itself, better than all environmetalists together.

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