In North America Feb 08, 2017

Iceland Participates in the 2017 International Snow Sculpture Championship

Iceland was one of 16 teams competing in this 65-hour-straight competition!

In January, Iceland competed against 15 other teams from around the world in the 2017 International Snow Sculpture Championship. The Icelandic team of four was hand picked in November to compete in the 65-hour-straight competition against some of the world’s most talented snow artists.

The 16 teams (including China, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, India, Italy, Mexico, two teams from Mongolia, Sweden, Turkey and four teams from the USA) worked around the clock from January 24th to the 28th, carefully sculpting a 12-foot-tall, 25-ton block of snow into an artistic wintry display without any power tools!

Iceland’s entry paid homage to the Nordic nation’s Viking ancestry. The sculpture was dubbed “Ancestry in Ice” and featured a Viking ship.

You can see all of the the entries from the 2017 International Snow Sculpture Championship on the GoBreck Facebook page. You can also watch footage from the build here.

Did you attempt any Iceland inspired snow creations this winter? Tweet us your pictures at @IcelandNatural.