As promised, here are a few pictures from the Ice Hotel in Quebec City. Remember that it is entirely reconstructed each winter. The last time we visited, it was located outside the city and had a much different appearance. Nowadays, it seems to have a permanent entrance and gift shop, as well as a sugar shack and access to the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton. Many of the rooms are decorated in themes such as the Vikings or Disney. These larger rooms often have a fireplace (for ambiance, not warmth) and beautifully sculptured walls and ice furniture. The beds are made of a standard mattress on an ice slab. According to a couple I met outside the hotel, they provide warm sleeping bags for the guests comfort. There is an outhouse at the back of the hotel (yup, a blue rocket!) and a spa area with a sauna and 3 hot tubs. Cold drinks, in ice glasses, are served at the bar. If you are inclined to get married, the Ice Hotel provides a beautiful chapel complete with pews and an altar. In past years, I read you could rent a whole wedding outfit, such as a fur cape, so you can have an authentic nordic experience.