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The 4 Ice Hotels You Would Wish To See

Hotel de Glace in Quebec

4 Ice Hotels You Would Wish To See

Experiencing snow and doing winter sports have always been an item in most of the people’s bucket list. Who wouldn’t, right? However, with a lot of beautiful sceneries around the world, you would not just want to do backpacking or day trips. Most people would also like to explore a place by staying in nice hotels.

Ice Hotel church
Ice Hotel church By bjaglin from Lund, Sweden – Ice Hotel Church @ Jukkasjärvi, CC BY 2.0

And apparently, there are a lot of unusual hotels offered in different countries. One of which are ice hotels. For people who are about to plan for their winter adventure, staying in ice hotels would pump up their vacation. They are carefully created from packed snow and ice, featuring a one-of-a-kind art in the form of ice statues and snow figures.

The Blue Moment at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
The Blue Moment at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Here are four ice hotels that you should definitely visit:

Icehotel in Sweden

Book Ice Hotels in Sweden via Agoda
Address: Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Telephone: +46 980 668 00

Icerock room
Icerock room CC BY 2.5,

Located in Jukkasjärvi, which is a little town north of the Arctic Circle, Icehotel is absolutely a great place to stay. It all started in 1989 when an ice and snow art course was offered in the town of Jukkasjärvi. Naturally, a lot of people who are interested in this kind of art flock to the town, thus the sudden shortage of places to stay. A snow house was built for the frozen art exhibit and because of the accommodation shortage, it became an instant place to stay for many guests.  Today, every winter, ice from the frozen Torne Tiver is cut and builders and artists work on building Icehotel and Icebar.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

Get Discounts and Book this Hotel via Agoda
Address: Kakslauttanen, 99830 Saariselkä, Finland
Telephone: +358 16 667100

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Do you want to experience staying in an igloo? KaKakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland offers their customers with snow igloo or glass ones. Snow igloos are perfect for those people who would want a silent sanctuary while the glass one gives you an opportunity to view the northern lights. The resort also has an ice sculpture gallery where guests could visit in awe. Guests can even create their own ice sculpture or simply request for a unique sculpture to add a personal touch on their igloo.

Hotel de Glace in Quebec, Canada

Address: 1860 Boulevard Valcartier, Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC G0A 4S0, Canada
Phone: +1 877-505-0423

Hotel de Glace in Quebec
Hotel de Glace in Quebec

Hotel de Glace is the only ice hotel located in North America. It is made entirely of ice and snow, which is definitely a wonderful architecture to see and experience. It features a chapel, ice slides, Great Hall, Ice bar and ice sculpture art exhibitions. Guests can spend the night in a themed suite or just try out a delicious cocktail that is served in an ice glass.

Aurora Ice Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska

Address: 500 2nd Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, United States
Hours: 10AM–8PM
Phone: +1 907-451-8222

Aurora Over Ice Museum Photo courtesy of Travis Knauss : Chena Hot Springs Resort
Aurora Over Ice Museum Photo courtesy of Travis Knauss : Chena Hot Springs Resort

Heading to the US? Well, you should book a tour at Alaska’s coolest hangout place in town— the Aurora Ice Museum. It houses one of the best and most impressive displays of ice carvings made from Steve and Heather Brice, two of the most famous world champion ice carvers in the world.

Built in 2005, Aurora Ice Museum is made out of ice and snow that was gathered from the Chena Hot Springs Resort. It was once a hotel but was closed down because of some troubles keeping the establishment frozen.

Also see: Winter Vacation: Best Places to Visit in China during Winter

Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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