Ice is the coldest thing on the planet and we're not just talking about temperature!

Carved out of 5,000 tons of ice, Sweden's Jukkasjarvi ice hotel is the

coolest place on earth - literally!

The Independent have teamed up with Metz - the coldest bite of refreshment there is -

to offer one lucky reader and a friend the opportunity to visit the Ice Hotel in Swedish Lapland.

The trip will take place from 13 - 16 February 1999, over Valentine's weekend, it will include return flights, one nights accommodation in the Ice Hotel, a reindeer safarai, husky pulled sled ride across frozen lakes plus other activities, also the couple will each receive a bodywarmer and a fleece.

Ten runners up will each receive a case of Metz, the long bitingly refreshing mix of pure Schnapps

with the subtle hint of citrus best served at 3 degrees, with the compliments of Martini.

All you have to do to win this fantastic trip is to dial the number below, answer the following

question on the line and leave your name, full address and a daytime contact number.

Q: Metz contains a subtle hint of...?


CALL 0906 470 0919

Calls cost 60p per minute and should last no longer than two minutes. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Winners will be picked at random after lines close at midnight on Sunday 10 January 1999. There are no cash substitutes or alternative prizes. Normal Independent rules apply. The Editor's decision is final.