8 amazing ice hotels in the world
In the summer we do not have snow in the winter and the summer heat of the sun - it's human nature. But there are people who love the cold or just an unusual extreme sports, which can be confidently attributed stay at the Ice Hotel. Sleep on ice beds in a sleeping bag, in street clothes, pulled his cap over his ears, and mittens - is not this cool? If you are thrilled by the thought of such a vacation, then this post is for you.
1. Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden
It is the first ice hotel in the world, built in a small area Jukkasjarvi, which is located just 200 kilometers from the Arctic Circle.
The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, an area of 5500 square meters, rebuilt annually.
All the hotel made of ice: the walls, beds, chairs and even a bar glasses.
The hotel is open from December to April. Every year it is visited by about 50 thousands of tourists who come here to enjoy the aurora.
2. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselkä, Finland
The hotel is located in Kakslauttanen in Lapland, 250 kilometers from the Arctic Circle.
Guests can choose to stay in a log cabin, a glass igloo or snow igloo.
Admire the Northern Lights can be right out of bed in an igloo with a glass roof.
3. The Hotel de Glace in Quebec, Canada
This is only a luxury ice hotel in North America.
Every year the hotel re-design and build just a few weeks. It takes guests from December to late March.
in each of the 44 rooms at the hotel are beds made from blocks of ice, on which lay a wooden frame and a mattress, and on top of sleeping bags or warm fur.
There are also ice slides and a wedding chapel, ice, of course.
4. The Balea Ice Hotel in Cîrţişoara, Romania
This is the first ice hotel in this hotel in Eastern Europe.
Balea Ice Hotel is located in a unique location - on the lake shore Bale in the Carpathians. The easiest way to get there - is to go down the famous road Transfagarasan, but remember that it is the land of Dracula, so you must be vigilant. Especially after dark.
In addition to the hotel, there is also an ice restaurant, ice bar and ice church.
5. Alpeniglu Igloo Village in Thale, Austria
This is a small village, consisting of a dozen needle in the ski resort of Kitzbühel.
There you can come and stay overnight in one of the needle, or simply enjoy the exhibition of ice sculptures created by artists from around the world.
Just like in a fairy-tale snowy kingdom.
6. The Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel in Alta, Norway
The hotel area of 2000 square meters each year rebuild and change its theme.
blankets with pictures of deer, sleeping bags and heated sauna will not let you out there to freeze.
The hotel also organizes activities such as snowmobile safaris, observation of the aurora and dog sledding.
7. The Aurora Ice Museum Fairbanks, Alaska
The ice hotel was built in Chena Hot Springs Resort in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 2003. Unfortunately, as soon as summer came, it melted.
So instead of the hotel there created the Aurora Ice Museum. Thanks to an improved cooling systems and is open all year round. And though there can not stay the night, its worth a visit to admire the handmade ice chandeliers that change color every 6 seconds, simulating the aurora borealis, as well as ice sculptures, especially the giant chess pieces.
8. The SnowVillage Snow Hotel in Kittilä, Finland
Snow Village, which is located on 20,000 square meters, every year changes its shape and size.
However, despite the changes, there is always ice sculptures, ice bars, a chapel and a 30-room ice hotel ship.
If you do not like to sleep on the ice, there are also more traditional rooms.
The hotel features an ice chapel, where couples in such an original environment can be married.