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Ice Hotels

Ice Hotels

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Each ice hotel comes with luxe amenities and magical multicolored illumination— the Northern Lights are a bonus!

Hôtel de Glace

Village Vacances Valcartier, Canada

The only ice hotel in North America is located just outside of Quebec City. Highlights include a gorgeous Grand Hall, a chapel, an ice slide, the Ice Bar (a cocktail in an ice glass is a must) and almost 50 rooms. The higher-end suites contain fireplaces.

Hôtel de Glace, Canada - Photo by Helen VT/Shutterstock
Hôtel de Glace, Canada – Photo by Helen VT/Shutterstock

Hotel of Ice

Sibiu, Romania

Nestled 6,500 feet high in the Făgăraș Mountains at the edge of Transylvania is Bâlea Lake, whose glacial waters morph yearly into an always-different ice hotel, thanks to skilled artists. Enjoy the area’s hallowed, traditional cuisine in the ice-wrought restaurant, then warm up with a glass of boiled sparkling wine at the bar.


Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

The first and largest ice hotel has been a Swedish landmark since 1989. At the end of every year, the River Torne becomes a frigid wonderland of frozen art with over 50 rooms. There are amazing creations throughout, but special attention goes to the 12 unique art suites rendered by elite sculptors.

Hotel of Ice, Romania - Photo by Cristian Puscasu/Shutterstock
Hotel of Ice, Romania – Photo by Cristian Puscasu/Shutterstock

Snowhotel Kirkenes 365

Bjørnevatn, Norway

This Norwegian ice hotel is a permanent, ever- changing art project envisioned by master ice sculptors from around the world. Visitors can discover boldly realized sculptures, some evoking Greek mythology, and have a choice of 13 unique rooms for overnight stays.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Alta, Norway

Sorrisniva is the world’s northernmost ice hotel, where local sculptors transform natural ice and snow into furniture and art with a different theme every year. The artisans pay special attention to the suites, yielding spectacular results. Enjoy spirits in an ice-made glass at the ice bar and visit (or get married in!) the Ice Chapel.