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So Icy: These Are Our Favorite Ice Hotels Around The World
Staying in a hotel made of ice offers one of the more unique stays you’ll find. Having to be kept at around 23 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, most are only open seasonally, for a few months each year, further adding to their exclusive nature.
For the coolest stays sure to make even Elsa jealous, check are some of the most amazing ice hotels in the world.
The only ice hotel in North America, Quebec’s, Hotel de Glace features rooms and ice sculptures designed in part by Disney artists. The hotel has a hot tub for guests to warm up in, as well as an ice bar where guests can sip from glasses sculpted from ice. Some premium suites include igloos with wood burning fireplaces. Guests reserving the premium deluxe suite, get a fireplace as well as their own private spa.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
Finland’s Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is home to sound-proof ice igloos, log chalets, and glass igloos that are world-famous for amazing viewing locations for the Northern Lights. Located in the village of Saariselka, the resort’s igloos are amply spaced apart, allowing for privacy and a feeling of isolation in the snowy wilderness. Activities offered at the resort include ice fishing, husky or reindeer safaris, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling.
The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is the Northernmost ice hotel in the world and offers a perfect location for viewing the Northern Lights. It takes five weeks to build the hotel from scratch each year. Featuring ice sculptures created by international artists, the hotel has 26 bedrooms, four suites, and even an ice chapel. Reindeer fur blankets and sleeping bags ensure guests stay warm while sleeping on ice beds.
The world’s first and largest ice hotel is located in northern Sweden, just 124 miles away from the Arctic circle. Each year, Icehotel is re-made from the waters of the Torne Alv river. Room themes include ice, snow, Northern Lights, and art, featuring hand-carved ice sculptures made by world-renowned artists. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s sled tours and reindeer feeding.
Each year, the SnowVillage is fashioned using over 33 million pounds of snow. In addition to its more than 30 rooms, the hotel has two restaurants, an ice bar, and an ice chapel. The hotel’s rooms are furnished with ice furniture and carvings. Fleece-lined sleeping bags and complimentary hot berry drinks help keep guests warm and cozy in their ice beds.