Hôtel De Glace
Open January 4 – March 29
North America’s only ice hotel, Hôtel de Glace sits 30-minute outside of Quebec City. The 32,000 sq. foot lodge houses 36 themed rooms and siute sculpted entirely from snow and ice, including the furniture. Complete with chill-reducing custom fireplaces and heated indoor bathrooms, 4,000 guests can spend the night at this hotel. More than 16 foot ice archways and an ice-cafe with ice slide help to entice at least 65,000 spectators each winter.
Package Crystal Ice – $575 pppn
Package Enchanting Discovery – $325 pppn
Package Night of Winter Romance – $475 pppn
Package Winter Adventure – $425 pppn
75, Montée de l’Auberge, Pavillon Ukiuk
Station touristique Duchesnay
Québec Canada G3N 2Y5
Tel. : 418 875-4522
Toll free : 1 877 505-0423 (Canada & U.S.)
Fax : 418 875-2833
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Open January 1 – April 30
Set in the middle of Dovre-Sunndalsfjella National Park, the legendary Ice Lodge at Bjorli is an animal lover’s dream. Not only do depictions of wildlife appear as art carved into the ice walls of the lodge, but wild reindeer, musk oxen and gyrfalcon populate this alpine region. For under $4,000 one can fly from London and get a three-night package – one night at Ice Lodge and two at the more traditionally built Bjorligard Snow Hotel.
Open December 10 – April 18
A small Swedish village in the Arctic circle, frozen blocks of snow and ice from the Torne River are transformed each windter into the sub-zero sanctuary known as the Ice Hotel. virtually everything is ice from the beds to the chapel to the dream-bar. Reindeer-skin covers the thwart goose bumps en suite and heated bathrooms are located in the “warm wing” attached to the hotel. But if it all sounds too chilly, there are cabins on the non-icy variety on site. For added wintry fun, take the 90-minute flight from nearby Kiruna to Stockholm.
Phone: +46 (0) 980 66 800
Fax: +46 (0) 980 668 90
Monday to Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM (GMT+01:00) Central European Time.
Saturday to Sunday: closed.
981 91 Jukkasjärvi
Hotel Kakslauttanen’s Igloo Village
Open December 10 – April 18
Unlike other ice hotels, Lapland’s Igloo Village contains multiple units built of snow or glass. The 20 snow igloos (from $205) hold up to five people and come with lighting, down sleeping bags and woolen socks and hood, while the more luxurious glass models (from $244) offer cozy beds, toilets and transparent thermo walls that keep the space warm and allow clear views of the Northern Lights. Also on site is the world’s largest restaurant, an ice wedding chapel, an ice bar and heated glass kota – a heated building in the shape of a traditional Lapp teepee where guests at the Igloo Village can admire the Northern Lights. An ice gallery exhibits works from a local annual ice sculpting competition. Pair an Igloo Village stop with a trip to Helsinki, 90 minutes away or less by plane.
Tel: +358-16-667 100
How to get there:
Plane: Ivalo Airport, distance ½ hour, airport transportation
Train: Rovaniemi 250 km, regular bus service
Bus: Regular services to Rovaniemi, Saariselka, Ivalo and all over Finland, bus stop 100