Check into the Hotel de Glace and put all your worries on ice for the night. In fact, you’ll be on ice for the night; the beds, furniture, and just about everything else are made of ice at this unique hotel just 10 minutes from downtown Quebec. There are many different room styles available to suit guest’s individual tastes. The original Hôtel de Glace rooms are small, but cozy, while the Premium Deluxe theme suites are equipped with a fireplace, private spa, ice sculptures, and artistic lighting. If your room doesn’t come with a spa, don’t worry: there are plenty for you to thaw out in over at the outdoor Nordic relaxation area.
Hotel Kakslauttanen offers igloo accommodations just like the above resorts, but not only in snow form. Besides the classic ice-block igloo, this hotel in Finnish Lapland also features glass igloos that allow you to star-gaze throughout the night. Even though the igloos are located 155 miles north of the Arctic Circle, you don’t have to worry about shivering the whole night through.
The owners of SnowHotel Kirkenes want to teach their guests that snow can be our friend. Like the other snow hotels on the list, the icy accommodations here reveal the amazing insulating powers of snow. The owners also want to show their guests the artistic potential of ice. Each of the 20 snow suites feature different themed sculptures and decorations created by artists from Harbin, China, which is world-famous for its ice artisans.
This is the ice hotel which started it all over twenty years ago. Icehotel of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden has garnered much international attention over the years for its breakthrough in ice construction, such as the very first Absolut IceBar and the Tron-themed room created for the 2010-2011 winter season. Today, it is the world’s largest ice and snow resort with 5,500 square meters of frozen lodgings guaranteed to provide a good night’s rest at -5ºC.