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'Wool underwear is essential': Find out just what it takes to build Sweden's Icehotel from the expert sculptor who masterminds its creation

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  • 'Wool underwear is essential': Find out just what it takes to build Sweden's Icehotel from the expert sculptor who masterminds its creation

    The creative director of Sweden's famed Icehotel has revealed just what it takes to build the unique structure, with lots of ice being one thing - plus, two pairs of woollen socks and woollen underwear to keep you warm while you work.

    Luca Roncoroni, 46 - who is one of the world's top ice sculptors - told MailOnline Travel during an explorer-themed festival in Finse, Norway, that 1,500 tons of ice is required for the hotel and it takes a thick-skinned team two weeks to chip and carve the frozen blocks into shape.

    Explaining what the finished structure looks and feels like, he mused: 'The blue tones are just really magical, with the surfaces natural with slight imperfections. The snow absorbs so much sound that it's very quiet in the rooms. It's a very special place.'

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