If you are a true connoisseur of winter resorts,A lover of mountain skiing and just a snowy winter, then you are sure to visit, at least once in your life, wonderful and unique hotels built entirely of ice and snow. Here, even beds, tables, utensils and other utensils are made of snow materials. Having visited these places, you will plunge into the world of completely new sensations and you can feel yourself a true Eskimo.
1. Ice Hotel, Sweden
The world's first hotel built of ice,Was the Ice Hotel in Sweden. There was this event in the distant 1989 and since then every winter it has been rebuilt. Building materials are about a thousand tons of ice and thirty cubic meters of a mixture of snow and ice, which is called snice. The hotel occupies an area of 5,5 thousand sq.m.
Here an annual exhibition of iceSculptures, the spectacle is simply mesmerizing. It seems that you are in the world of mirrors and crystal. The number of rooms in the hotel is limited - only 65, so it is better to book a room in advance.
Also for hotel guests administrationArranges various entertainments: dog sledding, a master class on making ice sculptures, learning to survive in the harsh winter conditions, skiing and sledging, sauna, various excursions and much more. And since December 25 in the ice chapel lovers couples can even register their marriage.
2. Hotel Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Finland
Where, if not in fairy Lapland, is worthGo on a New Year's holiday or winter vacation, especially since here you will find a real winter fairy tale. This multi-faceted hotel is located in the largest reserve of the country Urho Kekkonen, so the chic views are provided to you, and the northern lights will not keep you waiting.
Here you can be invited to stay in the snowyA needle, a deadwood house or a traditional Lapland dwelling, as well as in royal apartments or gold diggers' houses for romantic couples. It also offers traditional winter entertainment, and in addition - ice fishing and icebreaker rides. The main advantage of this hotel is that it works all year round unlike most others.
3. Ice hotel Lumilinna, Finland
Since the climate in Finland is severe, soA variety of ice and snow hotels here is the biggest, so to speak, for every taste. Here, for example, in the city of Kemi there is an ice hotel, which in appearance resembles a real castle, and not just a hotel complex. Elegant lighting and a lot of ice sculptures give this place even more fabulous charm. Here you can not only spend the night, but also visit the chapel, restaurant or hall with sculptures of antique time.
This castle stands on the central city squareAnd has been hosting guests for 20 years, and since it is designed for only 48 seats, it is never empty. In this ice palace you can relax in the jacuzzi or take a steam bath, and, of course, the hotel has provided for its guests all kinds of winter entertainment, so that no one was bored. By the way, the cost of living in the castle is not so great, from 125 euros per day per person.
4. Snow Hotel in Snow Village, Finland
In the Finnish city of Illysajärvi, a wholeIce village of Snow Village, which is the same cold and snowy hotel Snow Hotel. The village covers an area of 20 thousand square meters. Here you can find bars, beautiful sculptures, a church, restaurants and all these buildings are made of ice and snow blocks and function fully.
In the hotel all rooms are made completely in differentStyles and decorated with ice sculptures, as well as equipped with a fireplace and bathrooms. Here you can also find a lot of winter entertainment, go to the deer farm or rush into the fascinating nightly searches of the northern lights on snowmobiles.
5. Kirkenes Snow Hotel, Norway
Norway also invites tourists toWinter vacations in the ice hotel Kirkenes Snow Hotel, consisting of 20 rooms. This miracle hotel is located in Bjornevatne, which is considered the most picturesque place in the country. Build this hotel every year, so all the ice jewelry and sculptures can vary.
There are also all kinds of viewsEntertainment, including fishing and hunting for the royal crab. But before you go on vacation to this hotel, you should know that local regulations prohibit accommodation for children under seven years old and people suffering from claustrophobia.
6. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Norway
On the bank of the Alta River in Norway there is one moreAn ice hotel for 30 rooms Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. The hotel complex also has an ice bar, a chapel and a restaurant. Here guests will be offered hot tubs, sauna and other entertainment. The hotel accepts tourists from January until April.
7. Hotel de Glace, Canada
In the Canadian city of Quebec from January to March alsoYou can stay at the ice hotel Hotel de Glace. This hotel has 50 rooms, which are always full of guests. The hotel opens its doors every year since 2001, and during this time it was visited by more than 500 thousand people.
All rooms have an en suite bathroom andWonderful fireplaces. On the territory of the hotel there is a spa, ice rink and nightclub, as well as many ice sculptures that can come for a fee not only hotel guests, but you can also participate in their creation.
8. Balea Lake Ice Hotel, Romania
Romania decided not to lag behind the fashion trends andSince 2006, also offers guests and residents of their country to relax in a winter fairy tale on the shore of Lake Byla in the mountains of Transylvania in the ice hotel Balea Lake Ice Hotel. Also, from the ice, the church is carved out every year.
9. Alpha Resort Tomamu's Ice Hotel, Japan
In one of the coldest places in Japan, Tomato,The hotel is spread out from the ice. Here you can soak in hot tubs or order a chic newlywed couple of ice bricks with carved sculptures and ice furniture. And also the Japanese love to visit the ice bar, where all drinks are served in glasses of ice.
10. Igulu Hotel in Kamchatka "Mountain Territory", Russia
At the foot of the volcano Vilyuchensky, which is locatedA few dozen kilometers from the city of Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky, is a modern ice hotel "Mountain Territory." This hotel includes several needle dwellings 3-6 meters in diameter, designed for 2 and a maximum of 8 people. Like the indigenous inhabitants of the northern part of Kamchatka, the base of the sleeping place in the needle is made of snow and covered with warm skins. On the territory of the complex there is no restaurant, however, guests will be provided with a full three meals a day, and in a large needle there is an ice bar. This hotel provides a unique opportunity to plunge into the warm pool with natural hot thermal water.
11. Hotel in the glacier, Chile
Near the city of Puerto Fay near the volcanoChoshuenco directly in the glacier was built hotel. According to some reports, the cost of its construction amounted to 15 million dollars. The hotel has 4 rooms with a bed, table and chairs, but these modest apartments can be visited all year round. And five hundred meters from the hotel on the glacier, you can ski even in summer. But because of the small number of places the prices for accommodation in this ice hotel are very high. Back in Chile there is an ice bar that has become popular throughout Latin America.
12. Alpeniglu Village, Austria
Austria also does not lag behind in development issuesWinter resort. The Austrians did not exchange for a small hotel, and they immediately made an entire ice village in the ski resort of Kitzbuhel. On the territory of this winter complex there is a restaurant, a church, iglu huts, an ice hotel and many beautiful sculptures of ice. It can accommodate 24 guests in rooms for 2 and 4 people. The prices for accommodation are affordable, so anyone who wants a tourist can spend his vacation here. Opens the door for guests ice village in early December and works until the end of March.