Dreams of a British white Christmas may be rapidly melting away, but in Swedish Lapland temperatures have dipped sufficiently for the ICEHOTEL to fling open its frozen doors.
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Now open for its 28th season, the temporary hotel made from ‘snice’ (snow and ice) features fabulous room designs from specially selected artists. Here’s a sneak look at what’s on offer…
Cool and creative new rooms
Every year, new designs are unveiled in the ICEHOTEL- and the new selection is one of the best. Guests can rest in a room full of giant snails, snooze under the gaze of a giant white rabbit, or drift off surrounded by jagged, icy pinnacles.
Along with Art Suites in the temporary hotel, three new rooms have been added to the permanent year round property – although we’re not entirely sure we’d manage a night with a legion of ice women inspired by the Terracotta Army.
More activities on offer
In addition to the new rooms, the hotel has launched a selection of packages including Arctic yoga, Nordic skiing and workshops on how best to exercise in an Arctic climate.
There’s also a new Chef’s Table dining experience at the ICEHOTEL restaurant, featuring a 12-course tasting menu by Michelin award-winner Alexander Meier.
For families, there’s now a creative snow park section with space for making snow angels and building a mini snow fortress.
How to get there
A three-night break at Icehotel #28 is available from £1,154pp based on two sharing (with one night sleeping in an ice room and two nights in warm accommodation) on a B&B basis, including direct flights. Book here.