About Ice Log Building

Apukka Resort builds every winter a variety of ice buildings. For the period 2017–2018 a small village of ice log cottages will be built, inspired by the Finnish buildings and specially the tavern that was at Apukka 1860 – 1930’s.

Log has been the main construction material of the Northern houses for centuries. Now we have developed a method that enables the construction of a log structure from ice!  The walls become solid and robust.

Our CEO Markus Kolari is a pioneer of ice building, with over ten years of experience in the field. Apukka is the center of ice log building,  but we also implement ice building projects elsewhere in Lapland. Contact us if you want us to build something in your yard – a table, a slide, a cottage or even a sauna!


Read our blog:

Snow Fact #5 – Words of Snow

Have you ever heard of “pyry”, “tuisku” or “loska”? Man called Franz Boas is well known for his Handbook of American Indian Languages, published in 1911. In this little book he commented on Inuit words for snow, and his writings have fueled a century long debate ever...

Snow Fact #5 – The Year Without Summer

Have you heard of the chilly summer in the 1816? We’ve had couple of cold summers here in Finland recently and the whole Europe’s been kind of chilly in the summertime. Even if it’s cold and it feels bad to have freezing sensations during your summer holidays, luckily...

Snow Fact #4 – Snow Albedo

Did you know that in the autumn time we get less sunlight every day, but suddenly snow makes it a lot lighter? Before the first snow falls in the November it is usually quite dark here in the North. Feels like all the little amounts of light we get is sucked to the...

Snow Fact #3 – The Biggest Snowball Fight, like ever

Do you know about “the war of snowballs” that took place two years ago? Snowball fights are fun. Especially when you have many fighters at the same time. You know, the more the merrier. We’ve had plenty of world records here at our list of Snow Facts, like the biggest...

Snow Fact #2 – Snowflakes alike

Stop the press! Did you know two snowflakes can be the same? You may have heard people saying that two snowflakes cannot possibly be identical. Well, it is actually a myth which was busted already 40 years ago! No scientist ever said that two snowflakes cannot be the...

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