66. Stay in an Ice Hotel

Ranked #66 in our countdown of ‘100 Ultimate Travel Experiences of a Lifetime’.

The ephemeral beauty of ice hotels can be discovered throughout the winter months in any number of freezing cold destinations.

With each one presenting like a fairytale set from the Disney hit Frozen, here are five ice hotels you might want to put on a few extra pairs of socks for:

• ICEHOTEL
Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
The original and longtime partner of Absolut, with its ice bar complete with ice glasses.

• Kirkenes Snowhotel
Kirkenes, Norway
Visit for its over-the-top ice sculptures.

• Hôtel de Glace
Quebec, Canada
Previous plans for this hotel have included a cinema and outdoor tube slide.

• SnowCastle
Kemi, Finland
The theme here is all medieval chic.

• Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 
Lapland, Finland
Where thermal sleeping bags and woollen socks come with the booking.

 

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