Kirkenes Snowhotel - Norway
Situated in the remote Arctic town of Kirkenes, in the northernmost corner of Norway, Kirkenes Snowhotel is a one-of-a-kind experience from start to finish. Guests are invited to enjoy drinks in an artfully designed ice bar, indulge in local fishy delicacies, rejoice in fun husky trips, and spend the night in igloo-like snow suites or cozy wooden cabins constructed by skillful Swiss architects. In addition to their ingenious ice beds with plush mattresses and thermal sleeping bags, the hotel’s snow suites are beautifully decorated with illuminated ice sculptures designed by Chinese artists.
IgluLodge - Germany
They call it the highest igloo hotel in the Alps, and rightfully so. The IgluLodge sits at an altitude of nearly 2,000 meters in the Allgäu region of Southern Germany, providing spectacular mountain views and comfortable accommodation for up to 30 overnight guests. Designed by a skilled snow artist, the hotel features a distinctive theme each year. All of the village’s 10 sleeping igloos are provided with heated snow beds, sleeping bags and comfortable reindeer fur blankets. The hotel has its own ice bar, hot whirlpool and lovely restaurant that serves traditional Allgäu cheese fondue.
Ice Hotel - Balea Lac, Romania
Standing at 2000m above sea level, between the icy peaks of Fagaras Mountains, the remote Ice Hotel can only be accessed in the winter via cable car. The hotel is hand carved each year by local craftsmen using traditional techniques, this way each corner of the hotel is unique and re-designed every year. All rooms are individually sculpted and feature ice beds covered with insulating reindeer fur then topped with mattresses for extra comfort. The colored lights embedded into the ice creates a magical atmosphere when lit up at night.
Snow Castle - Kemi, Finland
Every year, amazing ice architecture and gorgeous light effects set up quite a scene in the heart of Kemi, Finland. Named the world’s biggest snow fort, The SnowCastle of Kemi boasts many attractions, including the SnowRestaurant, the SnowChapel, a cool ice bar, an art gallery and the delightful SnowHotel with its spectacular rooms and suites made out of snow and ice.
Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village - Saariselka, Finland
Finnish Lapland’s most striking resort is a cluster of glass and snow igloos, roughly designed log cabins and classy suites, known as Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village. Among the top-class facilities that guests will discover are a stunning collection of dining venues, three smoked saunas, meeting rooms and the whole enchilada of summer and winter activities that this wild and beautiful part of the world is famous for, including magical Northern Lights experiences, husky and reindeer safaris, ice fishing, skiing, midnight summer spotting, cruising, hiking and more.
Iglu Dorf - A Magical Igloo Village
A groundbreaking hotel concept (sustainable and CO2-neutral), Iglu Dorf provides its guests with authentic, memorable experiences. The project consists of postcard-perfect Igloo Villages that are built each year across six locations in the Alps and the Pyrenees. Accommodation is available in a range of options, from standard six-bed igloos that are perfect for families to charmingly designed romantic igloo suites and even heated tents for the light-hearted.