Warming Up to Ice Hotels from Sweden, Canada & Finland


Have you ever slept on a real fur blanket atop a bed carved from blocks of ice? Drank champagne in a parka on a rooftop made entirely of chiseled frozen sparkling surroundings? In that case, chances are you have never been to The ICEHOTEL. Many of these structures need to be rebuilt from scratch every year and they represent one of the most unique experiences you can have and will never forget.  Isn’t that what life should be about?

Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

Sweden’s Jukkasjarvi village is home to ICEHOTEL, the world’s first hotel of it’s kind. Built yearly from December to April, the hotel features a bar, church, main hall, reception and suites for up to 100 guests. Each room features furniture sculpted from blocks of ice. Chairs and beds are chillingly unique – all slightly different making the ICEHOTEL. Not many other hotel experiences rival this one. It’s many enchanting qualities have made ICEHOTEL one of the “Seven Wonders of Sweden” and it’s worth visit for the adventurous. (Make sure to bring someone snuggle-worthy.)

Suite
Suite
Bar
Bar

Arctic Resort Kakslauttanen

Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village in Finland is an arctic getaway in the midst of the enchanting Lapland region’s scenery. 31 first-class cabins and a myraid of activities to conquer no matter the season. In winter, wander through it’s famous Igloo Village and dine at the world’s largest snow restaurant. Catch your first glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights between August and April to experience yet another of the region’s famous spectacles. 

Kakslauttanen's Unique Glass & Snow Igloos

Hotel de Glace – Quebec

There are some hotel experiences our wallet remembers more than we do – and then there are the experiences we will never forget as long as we live. Quebec’s Hotel de Glace is not one of those luxury experiences. It doesn’t need to be. When you tell your friends you slept on a block of ice across a crackling fire, they will look at you as red-faced as the temperature of that breezy Quebec night in a magical wonderland.

Suite - Hotel de Glace, Quebec

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