What's better than your standard luxury floating hotel? How about one that's shaped like a giant snowflake and sits smack dab in the middle of a Norwegian fjord?
Behold, The Krystall: a proposed, 86-room floating hotel designed by Dutch Docklands with a glass exterior so that guests can enjoy flawless views of the Northern Lights from the comfort of their rooms. Also, it's designed for some reason to look like a massive snowflake. Who knows why Norwegians do the things they do?
While construction hasn't yet begun, the hotel is scheduled to open in December 2016 in Tromsø, not far from the city's airport and reachable by boat. According to a spokesperson for DD, the individual parts of the hotel -- including the spa (yes, of course there'll be a spa) -- will be built on land before being assembled on the water, and then anchored to the bottom of the fjord. Craziest part -- or not, considering it looks like snow -- is that guests reportedly "won't notice any movement" thanks to the hotel's size and heft.