Ice and Snow Hotels

For many adventurous travellers, a snow or ice hotel is the ultimate destination hotel, offering a chance to sleep in a room constructed of ice and snow and appreciate the incredible art and designs that are handcrafted each season.

The hotels are reconstructed each season with walls, fixtures and fittings made up of snow and ice. As well as providing bedrooms, the majority also feature fantastical sculptures, snow chapels and bars where drinks are served in ice glasses.

Spending a night in a room made of ice and snow is a memorable experience. Rooms are usually around -5°C and the insulation of the snow makes them an incredibly quiet space in which to spend the night. You will sleep on reindeer skins (known for their insulating properties) and will be tucked up warmly in an arctic grade sleeping bag.

You may have the urge to wear as many items of clothing as possible in order to stay warm, but as the guides will advise you, all you will really need is your thermals and a hat - the sleeping bag and the reindeer skins will keep you surprisingly snug!

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The original ICEHOTEL® in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden was first constructed in 1990 and it has since developed into a globally renowned brand, famed for spectacular ice art. Each year; the hotel invites artists from around the world from a variety of backgrounds such as photography, architecture and theatre to participate in crafting it's intricately designed, unique suites.

The popularity of the original ICEHOTEL® has generated many replicas and there are now a small range of other snow hotels across Norway and Finland.

In Norway, the Kirkenes Snow Hotel is a popular option and has a fantastic ice bar where guests can enjoy a cold drink in before bed.

Torassieppi Winter Village is a small but magical snow hotel experience that also has an ice restaurant. On some of our winter holidays to Torassieppi, Jeris or Harriniva you will see the option to add a visit or an evening stay at the winter village. Simply click on the personalise tab. 

Whichever snow or ice hotel you choose, you are sure to have a remarkably memorable experience and a very special night's sleep. Simply call our Travel Experts on 01670 785 085 to find out more about our holidays including an Ice or Snow Hotel experience

Credit: Kirkenes Snow Hotel, THE ICEHOTEL®Asaf Kilger, Luc Voisin, Mathieu Brison and Paulina Holmgren



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