Hôtel de Glace in Quebec, Canada, is a palatial building constructed entirely out of ice.
Hôtel de Glace is built each year with a new themed design out of hundreds of thousands of tons of ice and snow.
The hotel opened its doors on January, kicking off its 13th season.
2013 theme was inspired by Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth, focusing on the natural beauty of the winter season.
The walls were meticulously crafted to transport visitors to a winter wonderland fit for an ice queen filled with ornate decor and sculpted furnishings, according to the site My Modern Met.
Tourists eager to visit the splendid ice palace can spend the night, get a drink at the Ice Bar, or even tie the knot in its unique chapel, the hotel has expanded the number of rooms and suites to 44 from its previous 36.
Hôtel de Glace will remain open through March 24, offering packages ranging from $399.50 to $549.50 per person.
This year’s photos of Hôtel de Glace were captured by photographer Xavier Dachez .hôtel de glace, ice hotel, journey to the center of the earth, quebec canada, xavier dachez