8 most amazing ice hotels in the worldVika
In the summer we do not have enough snow, and in the winter of summer warmth and sun - such is human nature. But there are people who adore the cold or just an unusual extreme vacation, which can be safely attributed to a stay in an ice hotel. Sleeping on an ice bed, in a sleeping bag, in outerwear, pulling a hat over your ears, and wearing mittens - isn't that cool? If you are delighted with the mere thought of such a vacation, then this post is for you. See the 8 most amazing ice hotels in the world.
1. Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. It was the first ice hotel in the world to be built in the small area of Jukkasjärvi, which is just 200 kilometers from the Arctic Circle. (Photo: Facebook/ice hotel. Sweden).
2. The ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi, with an area of 5500 square meters, is rebuilt every year. (Photo: Facebook/ice hotel. Sweden).
3. Literally everything in the hotel is made of ice: walls, beds, armchairs, and even bar glasses. (Photo: Facebook / icehotel.sweden).
4. The hotel is open from December to April. Every year it is visited by about 50 thousand tourists who come here to enjoy the polar lights. (Photo: Flickr / etolane)
5. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselka, Finland. The hotel is located in Kakslauttanen in Lapland, just 250 kilometers from the Arctic Circle. (Photo: Flickr / visitfinland).
6. Hotel guests can choose to stay in a log cabin, a glass igloo, or a snow igloo. (Photo: Flickr / youngrobv).
7. You can admire the northern lights directly from your bed in an igloo with a glass roof. (Photo: Flickr / visitfinland).
8. Hotel de Glace in Quebec, Canada. The only such luxury ice hotel in North America. (Photo: Flickr / melolou).
9. Every year the hotel is redesigned and rebuilt in just a few weeks. The hotel accepts guests from December to the end of March. (Photo: Flickr / melolou).
10. Each of the 44 rooms at the hotel has beds made of blocks of ice with a wooden frame and mattress on top, and sleeping bags or warm fur on top. (Photo: Flickr / 57738680 @ N08).
11. The hotel also has ice slides and a wedding chapel, ice of course. (Photo: Flickr: olitaillon / quasimime).
12. The Balea Ice Hotel in Cîrţişoara, Romania. This ice hotel is the first such hotel in Eastern Europe. (Photo: Booking.com).
13. Balea Ice Hotel is located in a unique place - on the shores of Lake Bale in the Carpathians. The easiest way to get there is to take the famous Transfagarasan road, but remember that this is the land of Dracula, so you must be vigilant. Especially after dark. :-) (Photo: Igor Marinovic / hotelofice.ro).
14. In addition to the hotel, there is also an ice restaurant, an ice bar, and an ice church. (Photo: Ovidiu Balaban /hotelofice.ro).
15. Alpeniglu Igloo Village in Thale, Austria. It is a small village of a dozen igloos in the Kitzbühel ski resort. (Photo: Facebook / Alpeniglu).
16. You can come there and stay overnight in one of the igloos, or simply enjoy an exhibition of ice sculptures created by artists from all over the world. (Photo: Facebook / Alpeniglu).
17. Just like in a fairy kingdom of snow. (Photo: Facebook / Alpeniglu).
18. The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta, Norway. The 2000 square meter hotel is rebuilt and redesigned every year. (Photo: Flickr / markbirchall).
19. Reindeer blankets, heated sleeping bags, and a sauna will keep you warm. (Photo: Flickr: kjelljoran / sveinmagne).
20. The hotel also organizes activities such as snowmobile safaris, polar lights watching, and dog sledding. (Photo: Flickr / kimberlyjansen).
21. The Aurora Ice Museum Fairbanks, Alaska. An ice hotel was built at the Chena Hot Springs Resort in Fairbanks, Alaska in 2003. Unfortunately, as soon as summer arrived, it melted. (Photo: Flickr / mr_chongchong).
22. Therefore, instead of a hotel, they created the Aurora ice museum. Thanks to advanced cooling systems, it is open all year round. While you cannot stay overnight, it is well worth a visit to admire the handcrafted ice chandeliers that change color every 6 seconds to simulate the northern lights, as well as ice sculptures, especially giant chess pieces. (Photo: Trover / Kathryn Reichert).
23. The SnowVillage Snow Hotel in Kittilä, Finland. Snow Village, which is located on 20,000 square meters, changes its shape and size every year. (Photo: snowvillage.fi).
24. However, despite the changes, there are always ice sculptures, ice bars, a chapel, and a 30-room ice ship hotel. (Photo: Flickr / visitfinland).
25. If you are not fond of sleeping on ice, there are also more traditional rooms. (Photo: snowvillage.fi).
26. The hotel has an ice chapel where couples in love can marry in such an original setting. (Photo: snowvillage.fi).