The 5 Coolest Ice Hotels From Around the World

13 Nov 2015

Everyone has seen some 4- or 5-star hotels in their lives, and they all are rather similar. Whereas they come in different shapes and forms, they all are built from bricks and mortar and sport different decorations. Wait - all of them? Particularly in winter time, there's a type of hotel that will make any trip really special. Up for the unconventional? Then, this needs to be on your bucket list. Want to book a romantic getaway with the love of your life? Trust us - this will blow her away! In fact, what we are hinting at with all of this are ice hotels. Yes, ice hotels!

Here are what we consider the 5 coolest ones from around the world:

1. Kemi Ice Castle, Finland

You probably already guessed right that any trip to an ice hotel could most probably lead to the high arctic. The Snow Castle of Kemi is one of the most spectacular ones and located in Finland. Its ice suites are all carved differently by local artists and an attraction in themselves. Make yourself ready to eat your food from the ice restaurant very quickly, as it really cools down fast! Furs on the beds and really good sleeping bags then keep you warm for the night.

2. Arctic Snow Hotel in Sinetta, Finland

Do you like the thought of igloos with glass roofs, so you can see the Boreal Lights? Then, the Arctic snow hotel in Sinetta is your place to go. Travelers from all over the world have rated it "the coolest experience" or simply "wow", so you may want to believe them that this hotel likely is one of the most romantic and adventurous things you could possibly plan. Mind you, the prices are high - but it is absolutely worth it!


3. Hôtel de Glace, Quebec City, Canada

Ready for icy beauty with colorful lighting and beautifully sculpted rooms? Then, the Hôtel de Glace de Quebec will be perfect for you. Located just outside Quebec City, this ice hotel is one of a kind. Even the lighters and cups are made out of ice!



4. Iglu-Dorf Gstaad, Switzerland

In the Iglu-Dorf in Gstaad, Switzerland, you can make your wishes of sleeping in a real igloo come true! Each of them has its own, special design and you'll love the rustic flair of the experience. A whirlpool, thick sleeping bags and cheese fondue help guests of this unique experience stay warm.

5. Balea Ice Hotel, Romania

Go to Romania to experienced a beautiful and less-traveled destination with a highly interesting culinary and cultural tradition. If you do so in winter, you can even get to experience one of the best ice hotels existing on the planet: the Balea Ice Hotel in Fagaras.