31 March 2009

Care to Sleep in a 747?

What's with the Swedes and their wacko yet very amusing hotel ideas?

First, there was the Ice Hotel, located in Jukkasjärvi, which saw the world's first ice hotel, in 1989. Pretty cool, eh? I suppose that's supposed to be taken in the literal sense of the word. You can actually book a room through their website here.

Then, I found another wacko hotel in Sweden, and that is the Jumbohostel. People have converted a Boeing 747 and parked it near the Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and transformed the interior into dorm rooms, private rooms, and even a cockpit suite. There's also a restaurant and a lounge inside. And yes, you can book a room through their website here.

Wow. I have to say though, that even if I enjoy weird things like these, I do not suppose this would be reason enough for me to take a trip to Sweden. I need more than that. After all, when I travel, I don't spend a lot of time in hotels, I spend my time outdoors.

(Embassy of South Korea, from my Embassy Row Series)


  1. I wouldn't mind trying the ice hotel, there is one in Québec as well.

    But the plane... nah. Planes are stuffy, plus it's not comfortable. I just don't see the point!!!

  2. Zhu,

    I guess I'd just go to an ice hotel to photograph them, but not to stay in them. And I agree, I also do not want to stay in an airplane.