Where To Sleep Like Frosty…The Snowman

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Ice, ice, baby. That’s what you’ll be sleeping on, under and in. A wintry palace of ice and snow chiseled anew each year in Jukkasjรคrvi, Sweden.

Believe it or not The Icehotel is quite romantic and even cosy despite the temperatures outside reaching -30degrees. Inside it’s a balmy -5 to – 8 degrees with a thermal sleeping bag ready to keep you snug as a bug while you dream of tropical sunshine beneath a frosted ceiling.

Attracting visitors year round with it’s unique accommodation, the hotel is located 200km above the arctic circle and is surrounded by an outdoor adventure wonderland. If you’re lucky enough to visit in winter the experience is magical.

A constant illumination of dusk coloured skies, snow covered spruce and birch forests along with santa worthy scenery awaits. And then there’s the green waves of aurora dancing across the sky…

Nearby you can explore the wilderness on husky sleighs, roam with reindeers and sip tea within traditional Sami tents.

If the idea of sleeping like frosty the snowman is a little too much to bear, the hotel also offers warm rooms with heated stone flooring. There’s also the opportunity to visit during the day, meaning you can stay elsewhere but still take a peek inside the ice rooms, wander the grounds and have a drink at the Ice Bar.

Take a peek below for a collection of images inside the ice rooms, of the exteriors and surrounding landscapes…they’re constantly changing so be sure to visit and see what’s new.
Also just a little note, this post isn’t sponsored, I just went for a sticky beak because it’s amazing for photos and to share with you what’s possible if you’re after a winter escape, more details here“>here!

Icehotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens
Ice Hotel Sweden by The Wandering Lens

If you’re a map geek like me, here’s a look at where you’ll find this snow covered land of lovely…

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The Icehotel of Sweden by The Wandering Lens Travel Photography

Lisa Michele Burns

Lisa Michele Burns

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2 Comments

  1. Skye Class

    November 28, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    I’m so jealous. An ice hotel has been on my bucket list forever. Hope to make it there next year for sure!

    • thewanderinglens

      November 28, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Definitely try to get up there, it’s like walking in a snow globe! I’ll admit though I took the warm room option ๐Ÿ˜‰

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