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Ikea Shoppers And Staff Snowed In At Denmark Store

Ikea Shoppers And Staff Snowed In At Denmark Store

Customers and employees were trapped after around 12 inches of snow fell in Aalborg

Many of us will have wandered around the maze that is IKEA and dreamed of crawling into one of ready made beds or settling down on a big sofa.

But for some, that became a reality when they found themselves stranded in a Danish IKEA and had to spend a night in store.

The shoppers found themselves stuck alongside staff members after up to 12 inches of snow fell.

According to Sky News, there were around six customers and 24 IKEA employees that had a sleepover in the Aalborg store.

Taking to Instagram, the company shared pictures and videos of the aftermath which featured a number of unmade beds.

Alongside the post, they wrote: "This is what it looks like when you have spent the night in IKEA Aalborg during a snowstorm!"

Adding: "Thanks to our wonderful customers and staff for the snow match." That sounds like a very loose translation, but we get the jist.


Store manager Peter Elmose told the Ekstra Bladet newspaper: "We slept in the furniture exhibitions and our showroom on the first floor, where we have beds, mattresses and sofa beds."

It's believed people could 'pick the exact bed they always have wanted to try'. Would anyone else want to be able to pick whatever they wanted from the cafe, too?

Mr Elmose said they spent the evening watching television and eating, adding it went 'super well. It’s been a good night. All fun'.

He went on to tell AFP: "It was too dangerous to drive on the roads. It was too dangerous to go outside and we couldn't make our employees take those risks and then as there were six customers left, we invited them too."

An IKEA bedroom set up.
Alex Segre/Alamy Stock Photo

Denmark’s public broadcaster, DR, said people working in a toy shop next door also spent the night in the store.

Michelle Barrett, one of the toy shop staff, told DR: “It’s much better than sleeping in one’s car. It has been nice and warm and we are just happy that they would let us in.

“We just laughed at the situation, because we will probably not experience it again."

Featured Image Credit: Eric D ricochet69/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News