Cool Hotels - The Ice Hotel
Every winter something magical happens in the pristine wilderness of Swedish Lapland. A team of snow builders, architects, designers and artists from all over the world come together to create a new hotel made entirely of ice. This isnít just a staggering piece of artwork, itís a luxury hotel as well Ė itís the world famous Icehotel© in Sweden. Imagine shimmering ice sculptures and cool, crisp air, as you chill out in style at this seriously cool accommodation!
The Icehotel© in Sweden is located in pristine wilderness in Jukkasjarvi, which is 200km north of the Arctic Circle and just a short drive from the airport in Kiruna. Imagine sleeping in a carefully sculpted bed of ice that can only be described as a work of art Ė surrounded by shimmering ice formations everywhere you look! From the moment you step into the Icehotel© youíll be inspired. From the grand ice pillared hallway illuminated by a spectacular ice chandelier, to the towering walls and sculptures, you canít fail to enjoy this unique holiday stay.
Nestled amidst tranquil, snow-cloaked forests in Northern Finland is Kakslauttanen Hotel and Igloo Village. Here you can stay in log cabins, glass igloos, or ice rooms. Staying in a glass igloo you can look out at the stunning scenery surrounding you and if youíre lucky enough you may gaze out into the night sky and see the mystical Northern Lights. You can even choose to sleep in an ice room on an ice bed for a truly unique experience! The Lainio Snow Village lies amidst spectacular scenery in Finnish Lapland. Here you can stay in igloo-shaped bedrooms or elaborate ice suites. You canít fail to be enchanted by a holiday to this magical place!
At the tip of Northern Norway, in Finnmark, also known as the North Cape, you can stay at The Alta Igloo Hotel. Tucked away in this stunning part of Lapland, this magical hotel has an ice chapel and is filled with delicate works of ice art. Whichever type of ice hotel you decide to stay in, youíll certainly be guaranteed an ice night to remember!
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