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The world's coldest vacation?

By George Ramsay, for CNN

Updated 1259 GMT (2059 HKT) December 12, 2016
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Between 40 and 60 couples are expected to tie the knot at the ice hotel this season. Luvattumaa
The hotel also doubles as a gallery with designs and patterns adorning the frozen walls. Luvattumaa
It is located near Levi, northern Finland, and has proved a popular destination for holiday-goers in search of a winter retreat. Luvattumaa
Some recognizable faces are carved into the walls, including Elsa from the movie "Frozen" ... Luvattumaa
... and several Pokémon characters. Luvattumaa
It takes two months to complete the hotel, which is made out of ice blocks taken from a nearby river. There are only a few hours of daylight during the winter in Lapland, but the region does boast spectacular skies. Luvattumaa
If they're lucky, visitors may also catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, a spectacular natural light display occurring in Arctic regions. Destination Levi
Luvattumaa isn't the only hotel of its kind. Pictured is ICEHOTEL 365 in the village of Jukkasjarvi in Swedish Lapland that is open all year round having been built and rebuilt since 1989. It also hosts weddings -- about 100 annually. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Temperatures inside are -5 C, meaning warm blankets and sleeping bags are essential. Luca Roncoroni