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For those of you who can't make it up to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, the Ice Bar at this hotel is the next best thing. It's especially lovely on a hot summer day (yes, Sweden does get a few). Nordic C used to be the "Nordic Sea" and it has a sister hotel, Nordic Light, across the street. The 367 modern rooms at the C range in size from the claustrophobic "Moderate" (at just 107 square feet) to the "Deluxe" at 325. The convenient location near the Central Station means you can sprint from the check-out desk to the Arlanda Express in under a minute if you really have to. The hotel has the ambition of being the best at all things related to Stockholm, extending to the interior design (contemporary, but not uncomfortably so, with deluxe doubles marked by designer furniture, photo murals, gauzy drapes, and crisp black and white color schemes), staff training, and general up-to-datedness.