Stay at an Ice Hotel
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The Swedes developed the concept of ice hotels gripping the imagination of adventure minded traveler’s seeking alternative lodging experiences. Hotels made of ice and snow in exotic locations offer visitors a night or two in accommodations kept at below freezing temperatures. The experience has come into such great demand that new hotels are springing up in suitable locations around the world. Many of the ice hotels have accompanying bars and restaurants with glasses, serving pieces and plates uniquely carved of crystalline substances to enhance the experience. Intricate ice sculptures adorn the guestrooms and lobbies. The demand for weddings in ice hotels has grown to a level outpacing the supply of the frozen chapels that are constructed in conjunction with the hotels. Most of the establishments are open for only a few months at the coldest times of the year and are virtually “new” every annum as the parts that melt during the warmer months are rebuilt.
Bedtime finds guests bundling up in thermal sleeping bags on top of a layer of reindeer skins insulating them from the beds made of ice. Rooms at many of the hotels feature impressive temporary artwork carved into the frozen walls.
We have provided a selection of 4 hotels worthy of consideration for fulfilling your dream of staying in an ice hotel. There are new ice hotels regularly developing around the world. Add a Stay In An Ice Hotel to your list and start exploring how to best realize that fantasy.
Some fo the Ice Hotels are:
ICEHOTEL, Lapland, Sweden: The largest and first ice hotel in the world with over 60 rooms sees 50,000 guests each year spending at least one night in rooms adorned with intricate ice carvings. This pioneer version of the ice hotels has been in existence for over 20 years.
SORRISNIVA IGLOO HOTEL, Alta, Norway: An ice chapel with frozen benches insulated with animal skins and local brilliant blue vodka served in an ice bar await guests booking stays in this Norwegian Ice Hotel, the northernmost of its sort in the world.
IGLOO VILLAGE, Engleberg, Switzerland: The individual igloos in this ice village can accommodate up to 6 visitors each. The grounds offer majestic views of the Swiss Alps and the night skies glisten with millions of stars much to the delight of the hotel’s guests.
HOTEL DE GLACE, Quebec, Canada: The 36 guest rooms, each sculpted from ice and snow and uniquely themed, attract tens of thousands of visitors each year. This singular ice hotel in North America creates a memorable experience 10 minutes from the center of Quebec City.
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