Life with a twist at Ice Bar Oslo

ICEBAR Oslo by ICEHOTEL gives an experience that will chill you to your bones.
For Oslo Blog Gathering at Norway Travel Fair #7It’s made of large blocks of ice from the Torne River in Jukkasjärvi, Finland Sweden (thanks Mrs. Lifecruiser, for the correction!) which helps to give the bar its uniqueness and special expressions. Total bar area is a total of 500 square meters, making it the world’s largest Icebar by ICEHOTEL. It’s built of nearly 60 tons of ice, and the “cold” part of the bar is 100 square meters. Inside the bar it is – 5 ° C all year long, and thanks to energy-efficient LED-light bulbs the ice doesn’t melt even with lots of indoor lighting. The light goes in numerous tones of blue and green, reminiscent of the aurora when it hit the crystal clear ice.

I haven’t been there myself – YET – but I got a good impression of the spectacular interior at the Norway Travel Fair 2010 where they had quite an impressive and authentic stand:

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Stine serving ice cold drinks at Norway Travel Fair 2010.
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Planning for the Oslo Blog Gathering, of course I had a special talk with their Booking Manager, Stine (serving drinks in ice glasses in the pics) and explained about OsloBG. She was excited to hear about bloggers from all over the world meeting up in Oslo this August and of course would love to see a group of us at her bar during the gathering.

She explained that guests arrive in this ice area in groups of 60 and are in the ice bar for 45 minutes at a time. Before and after the stay in the cold section, guests can enjoy good food and drink in a “warm” part of the complex. The ice bar provides special clothing to keep you warm in the bar, so you do not have to pack a parka if you will be joining us in August.

DianeCA and I will most likely be making it part of our agenda at OsloBG (click to read the official program site) after enjoying the long summer night in a park, and those who are interested can join us for a unique experience! What do you think, sound like fun?

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39 thoughts on “Life with a twist at Ice Bar Oslo”

  1. Hi everyone :) Just wanted to say I hope you all visit us in august! We are adding a new floor to our bar experience, with meeting/conferences/special events in mind. So just let us know if there is anything we can do for you :) Perhaps you need somewhere to host your gathering?

  2. I’m excited about coming to Oslo but not so sure about the ice bar. I have lived for decades in the US but still can’t drink ice water – I always ask for water with 1 ice cube. In France they serve Coca-Cola “fresh” and if you ask for ice sometimes they ask you how many ice cubes you wish – I usually say 3. So, ice bars? Hummm….

  3. I can’t wait to visit the icebar in Oslo but before I must drink something to keep the good temperature! A warm wine for exemple!!! Nice to learn the bat provides warm clothes! I won’t have to put my snowjacket in my bag next august!!!

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  5. It’s comforting to know that you are there to help me fight the cold. :P

    Guests get to stay in the ice bar for only 45 minutes? The group will have to think of another place to spend the rest of the night out. :)

  6. We have several Ice Bars in tropical Singapore. I have yet to visit. I don’t like the cold and I don’t drink. :P

    This ice bar will be fascinating as the ice is obtained from a natural source.

  7. At the this of the year, we also have plenty of ice: the Winterlude festival is set to start next week! Usually, we have ice sculptures, an ice bar etc. for a few weeks downtown Ottawa.

  8. Ice bars are so cool, everyone starts ice bars – taking after our Swedish icebar in the Original Ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi who was first with this! Which is in SWEDEN. Yes, sorry to have to correct you, but Jukkasjärvi belongs to Sweden and not Finland :-)

    We also have an icebar in the Stockholm city center. I’ve wanted to visit there for a long time now, but having a hard time convincing myself to go to the cold! Brrr… *giggles*

  9. Despite it looks very frosty, it looks so warmth as well.

    We have not been there yet, but are looking forward to OsloBG, when we can be tourists in our home town.

    btw. See on Feb 10?

  10. Very interesting and quite an experience! I never get drunk in an igloo!
    As I read, one drink will not go hot.
    Another thing that my husband tells me about the reunion of bloggers is that you will drive you wild with many women who attend the meeting. My husband tells me we’re a danger! Woman together its danger for Oslo !
    A hug Renny

    Maria

  11. The ICEBAR is an amazing experience!

    Sipping your drink from a glass of solid ice is great fun and 45 minutes is more than enough time due to the extreme temp.

    Oslo is so lucky to have one right on it’s doorstep in the centre of the city. Others are n London, Tokyo, Copenhagen… what a treat for the Blogfest Visitors!!!

  12. I’d need several drinks to stay warm in there. I think I’ll opt for the warm stop and bypass this freezing cold spot. Bring on the drinks and great food.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Diane. :)

    RennyBA:
    Don’t you worry Sandee, we’ll do it the Norwegian way; the right clothes for the occasion! Besides; I will be there ;-)

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