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Staying at ICEHOTEL About ICEHOTEL A hotel in the village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, is made from thousands of tons of ice and snow. The building materials - 10,000 tons of crystal clear ice from the River Torne and 30,000 tons of pure snow - are all generously supplied by Mother Nature. Of course, the hotel melts in the summer and must be rebuilt each winter, so each November, building starts all over again to have the hotel ready to open in mid December. This hotel in northern Lapland sleeps over 100 guests, and every bedroom is unique. There's a pillar hallway and the lobby has seats made of blocks of ice covered with reindeer skins, an ice chandelier, and a pretend ice TV.
Accommodation Covering more than 30,000 square feet, the Ice Hotel includes an Ice Chapel, the hotel itself, an ice art exhibition hall, a cinema and last but not least, the world famous ‘Absolut Ice Bar’. You sleep in a thermal sleeping bag on a special bed built of snow and ice, covered with reindeer skins. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside. Breakfast buffet and morning sauna included.
Birdman Rally Bognor Regis Birdman Competitions involve human powered flying machines, usually decorated, trying to fly the greatest distance off a ramp, bridge or pier. There are also similar events called Flugtag. One of the best known and oldest birdman competitions is the International Birdman, held in Worthing, West Sussex, England. The competition is held off a pier. It was originally held in Selsey from 1971, before moving to Bognor Regis (also held off Worthing Pier in 2008-09).
History of the rally In 2008, the Bognor Birdman competition had to find a new home after the end of Bognor pier was removed after health and safety fears were raised over its stability. For the following two years, the festival moved to Worthing. Last year, the Birdman competition returned to Bognor, where it will once again be held for 2011.
Who takes part in the rally? The Birdman is a flight competition for human powered flying machines held each summer in the picturesque seaside town of Worthing on England\'s South Coast. Many flyers take part to raise money for charities, other design complex machines to aim for the distance prizes. A substantial prize of £10,000 is offered for the furthest flight should a birdman achieve over a 100 metre distance.