Icehotel Holidays

It is an open secret that romance works best when being spiced up with a daring element. Snuggling up in a skillfully adorned room made of ice certainly falls into this category. Each year ice hotels in Scandinavia and Canada welcome a great number of lovebirds keen to bring their romance to new levels in subzero temperatures. Big smiles after an invigorating sleep in the crisp air gives it away: the ice hotel has worked its magic.


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What to expect from a stay in an ice hotel

Staying in a cold room

While the temperatures outside the ice hotel frequently drop below -20 degrees the room temperatures remain stable at about -5 degrees. This means that the air in the room will be refreshing, but not extreme. Most guests describe the sleep on the bed made of ice as surprisingly revitalizing. Should you still be worried about the cold, you can upgrade to an ice room with a warm suite attached in some hotels. There is even the option of staying in an ice room with a sauna attached! 

When to go

Once ice and snow return to the Arctic, the hotel made from ice and snow are being re-built. This means that no season is the same! Generally the snow hotels open their ice block doors in mid-December and close down by the end of April. Travellers who like to dip in a cold room during their summer or autumn holiday can stay in the 365 ice hotel. The hotel is open all year round, offering a stay in luxurious art suites and a frosty drink at the ice bar. 

Photo: Hans Olufsen

 

What happens on arrival?

Once you check-in at the ice hotel of your choice, you’ll be equipped with sleeping bags, warm clothes for the night and will be shown to your room. Since most resorts are an art gallery by day and a hotel by night you can marvel the intrinsic designs of the rooms. Each art room has a theme, conceptualised by artists from all over the world. 

Whilst you warm up to the idea of staying the night in one of the frosty rooms, you might like to have a cold brew at the ice bar. The drink is of course served in a glass made from ice. Once the time has come to retreat to your room for the night, you can change into a snowsuit pyjama in the changing area of the hotel. 

Tie the knot

Couples who have been dreaming of a winter wedding in a truly romantic setting can say the yes word in one of the dreamy chapels of the ice hotels. To make your big day memorable for all the right reasons we can make arrangements including catering, ceremony and guest accommodation. 



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Find the best ice hotel for you

Staying or simply visiting an ice hotel is a once in a life-time experience. In Northern Scandinavia and Canada different types of ice hotels offer a range of romantic, quirky, personal and family-friendly experiences. Below we have selected the best ice and snow hotels in the region, which can tailor into a travel itinerary based on your personal interests and wishes. 

  • Honeymoon packages available
  • Day trips possible
  • A one night stay in a warm room is recommended

Snow hotel Kirkenes

3 nights

Skillfully decorated rooms and a friendly, personal service await behind the frozen doors ot the Kirkenes ice hotel in Northern Norway. This snowy escape from reality is suited to honeymooners and families who prioritise on top-notch food and hospitality. 



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ICEHOTEL Sweden

3 nights

The ICEHOTEL is a classic, romantic escape, whose appeal lies in its luxurious uniqueness. Nestled at the shores of the frozen Torne river in Swedish honeymooners and romantic couples enjoy a once-in-a lifetime stay in rooms decorated by artists from all over the world. 



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Sorrisniva Ice Hotel

3 nights

Alta, a small town in Northern Norway, is home to this world's ice hotel. In a small and intimate setting the hotel welcomes romantic couples and families in a delicate frozen decor. 



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All of our tours can be combined with other activities and locations within Scandinavia. 

  • Can be combined with other tours
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  • Add on another night

Kakslauttanen

5 nights

Stay in a room made of snow in Kakslauttanen, the iconic glass igloo resort, in Finnish Lapland. This stay can be combined with a stay in the glass igloos and many snow and winter activities in the resort. 



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The Snow Village

4 nights

Each year the childhood dream of living in a village of snow becomes a quirky reality in the forests of Swedish Lapland. The romantic escape into the dreamy winter forests is suited to romantic couples, honeymooners and families. 

 



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Ice hotel Quebec

3 nights

Experience the best of Canada on this luxurious wilderness escape rounded off with a touch of Quebec's buzzing city life. This trip is best suited to romantic couples or honeymooners craving a snowy winter adventure. 



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At Magnetic North Travel we like to experience places first hand. On our blog we have written a review on what to expect at each ice hotel.


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