Sleep on a transparent bed made from snow and ice
Our SnowHotel sleeps 70 guests and is one of the largest in the Nordic region. This spectacularly handsome building is carved each year to be different in appearance. The walls and furniture surfaces of the unique rooms are decorated with ice art and illuminated artwork. The room temperature is 0–5C°, but using the sleeping bags intended for extreme conditions combined with reindeer furs, you can be sure you will stay in warmth and comfort. On the shores of the lake the moonlight, stars and Northern Lights illuminate the silent, Lappish nature. As our guest you will have a good night’s sleep as the Aurora Alarm searches the skies for you.
The first SnowHotel was opened in December 2008 and after that new one has been built every year。 Inside Arctic SnowHotel you can find approximately 30 hotel rooms, Ice chapel, Ice Restaurant and Ice Bar。 The temperature is between 0C and -5C degrees at all times (even when it is much colder outside!)。 The hotel area can be visited by paying an entrance ticket to the reception and overnight guests (both in glass igloos and SnowHotel) are permitted to visit all these areas inside Arctic SnowHotel。
There are rooms of many different sizes available in SnowHotel of Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloss。 We have standard rooms in double, triple and family categories。 SnowHotel rooms have electric lighting。 The beds have normal mattresses with reindeer hides on top of them but the bed frames are made of ice。 Unfortunately it is not possible to arrange extra beds into the rooms。 The sizes of the standard rooms vary between 9–15m²。
In addition to standard rooms we also provide suite accommodation. The suites are primarily intended for two persons, but the hotel also has one suite for three persons. Every suite is uniquely different from the other. The arctic atmosphere of the unique suites is perfected with magnificent artwork made from snow and ice that are unique for the room. The size of the suite is approximately 28m².
After its opening on 20 December 2018, SnowHotel stays open until around 31 March 2019.
Be prepared for the cold
As the temperature inside is all the time between 0 and -5C degrees and the guests are sleeping in sleeping bags, only one night stay is recommended as you get the once-in-a-lifetime experience already after one night. Overnight is not recommended for children under 5 years old.
In SnowHotel you stay overnight in conditions close to freezing point. Therefore, we advise you to pack the following items with you:
- Warm hat
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Long trousers
- Wool socks
SnowHotel does not have separate toilets and showers in each room but there is a shared toilet close to the hotel rooms, inside SnowHotel.
If you don’t have winter clothing, you can also rent the whole set (jacket, trousers, shoes, hats, gloves and wool socks) from us for 20 EUR/person/entire stay at Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos.
Included in the accommodation price
Soon after your check-in, SnowHotel guide will give you a guided tour of the area during which you learn about safety aspects and where everything is located。 You will also receive instructions for sleeping overnight at SnowHotel and for the sleeping bag。 The sleeping bags are of high quality and warm arctic sleeping bags with fleece linings。
If staying overnight in SnowHotel at some stage feels a little too extreme, SnowHotel also has a warm area where you can continue your night’s sleep.
When staying in at SnowHotel, breakfast is always included in the accommodation rate and is served at Log restaurant 7:30-10:00. If you leave before the breakfast starts, you can request for breakfast package which you can pick up from the reception before you leave.
It is possible to borrow snowshoes, toboggans and kick sledges free of charge。
Finnish sauna is included in the accommodation price in common use for women at 21:00-22:00 & 08:00-09:00 and for men at 22:00-23:00 & 09:00-10:00. If you wish to book sauna in private use and try maybe also snow sauna and/or outdoor jacuzzi, that will be for an additional price.
SnowHotel guide will wake you up with hot drink served in your room and after breakfast and checking out, you will receive a certificate of achievement celebrating your overnight stay in arctic conditions inside walls made of snow and ice。