Ice Hotel

The ice hotels of the world all share the thrill of a truly unique experience. The very first ice hotel originated in Sweden, just outside the arctic circle, in 1989 — appropriately titled Icehotel, it also boasts an ice bar for champagne and an ice gallery.  There are also a number of other notable ice hotels located in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, and Quebec, Canada. While these hotels might be inherently cool, the staff are determined to show you the warmest hospitality. You can rent parkas and snow boots from the hotel, and they’ll even provide you with cold-tested sleeping bags to keep you cozy in your icy room. For added excitement, guests at the Swedish ice hotels can wander out into the night to view the miraculous Northern Lights, painting the sky in otherworldly colors. This exotic and unique once-in-a-lifetime experience is one you’ll surely remember forever.

Getting There

To experience the ice hotels in the Swedish town of Jukkasjarvi, fly into Kiruna Airport from Stockholm. Stockholm’s international airport is on the larger side, so most major airlines will fly there on regular schedules. There are several flights options available from USA and Canada Including Los AngelesNew YorkChicagoSan FranciscoVancouverTorontoMontreal, and Calgary. If you’re traveling there from Norwaytake the train from Narvik. For Hotel de Glace, located in Quebec City, Canada, fly into the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, and then travel from the airport by rental car or public bus transportation.

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