Best Places to Stay in an Igloo or Ice Hotel

Are you looking for a new and icy adventure? How about trying the unique amenities of an ice hotel? Although many people will choose to go somewhere warm and tropical for a holiday, the allure of a cool ice hotel may be something that will prove enthralling for some. Adventure lovers can also opt to experience how Eskimos live by staying in an igloo in the middle of a snowy landscape.

Below are some destinations that may prove interesting for someone who is looking to experience something new. Just remember to layer up since the experience can be really chilly.

As always, if you think we have missed any please let us know in the comments section below.

The Golden Crown Levi Igloo located in Utsuvaara, Finland is different from traditional igloos since it is not made from snow. Although it is surrounded by pristine white snow, the structure is made mostly from glass. Travelers who get the chance to stay in these glass-ceilinged igloos will find themselves enjoying a magical experience, especially at night, when the Northern Lights fill up the sky.

There’s something magical about the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Located in Alta, Norway, this igloo hotel features impressive and creative ice sculptures. From hallway designs, coffee tables, fireplaces, and beds, the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel maximizes the dramatic effect of these intricately designed ice blocks. Don’t forget to make a visit to the hotel’s ice bar and enjoy a refreshing drink from a glass made out of ice.

The Schneedorf Igloo Village is Austria’s first igloo village and provides travelers with a chance to live like an Eskimo. The hotel is located in the middle of a skiing resort, which would make it a perfect destination for skiing enthusiasts and those loing to relax in the Alps. A stay in the Schneedorf Igloo Village is sure to land in any traveler’s unique and unforgettable trip list.

The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Saariselkä, Finland is another perfect spot to enjoy the Northern Lights. The resort features glass-ceilinged igloos which is set just on the edge of the wilderness. The resort and its surroundings are stunningly beautiful. Travelers will surely enjoy staying in these unique igloos which will definitely provide an enchanting holiday experience.

The Eskimo Village located in Pljuka, Snia provides travelers with an experience that’s as close to an Eskimo’s life as possible. The beds are made out of snow and are covered by layers of materials that would keep anyone warm. Guests can also snuggle up to a blanket made out of sheep skin which will definitely ward off the chill.

The Iglu Dorf only opens every December and the igloos are built across seven villages in Switzerland, Germany, and Andorra. The concept was started by Adrian Günter in 1995 who wanted to the first person to enjoy the scenic mountain view and to go down on his snowboard. To accomplish that, he built himself a little igloo and from then on, the idea spread to other skiing tourists. Iglu Dorf is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2015.

Travelers to the Iglu Village in Kühtai, Austria will be mesmerized with the amazing designs that are sculpted into the igloo’s walls. It also features colorful snow dwellings that are lit by remote controlled LED lights. The colors are most vivid at night, as it is set against a backdrop of white snow and dark starry nights. Active and sporty travelers will also have fun at the Iglu Village, which features unique activities such as snow golf and Midnight Frisbee.

The Igloo Village Blacksheep La Plagne in France can give travelers a romantic snow-filled adventure. The unique accommodations are set in a ski resort where guests can sleep upon fur blankets. Travelers that are not loing forward to cold nights can also try out the hot igloo which is heated by a wood stove.

Germany’s Igloo Village Bayerwald located in Mauth in the Bavarian Forest are for adventure rs and creative travelers. The village offers various activities such as a snowshoe hike, campfire gatherings, and a night time walk. Those interested in learning how to build an igloo should definitely visit Igloo Village Bayerwald that offers a course in igloo building.

A stay in Austria’s ALPENIGLU® is perfect for nature rs and adventure addicts. The village offers an active program for guests and such as a nightly torch walk through a forest, a bonfire gathering which is sure to warm any couple’s hearts, and even ice carving lessons.

So there you have it! This is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will knock your socks off.

We’ve heard rumors that Russia will be opening their own ice hotel in 2016 in Kamchatka. This brings us to the question – “Why doesn’t Iceland or Greenland have one?”

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