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Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos
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Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

I brought my family for the igloo stay hoping to see the northern lights tonight. Initially we were worried that it will be cold and too basic for comfort but it turns out warm and filled with the basic amenities. There is also free wifi which is a pleasant surprise. Hope we get to see the northern lights tonight so that the glass ceiling can be put in good use.

Stayed: November 2016, traveled with family
4  Thank Jason S
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

Love the glass house...
cozy and comfort...
you just lay down and seen the whole sky in your head...
have times you can visit the snow hotel or snow bar have a drink..
The Staff is friendly and helpful.
even mid night you lock at outside of door due to the door freeze in -22 celcius..
the handsome guard will help you fired the lock !!!
memories for the winter times been here

Room Tip: sky view in glass house
  • Stayed: January 2016, traveled with friends
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Thank abby h
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

The hotel offers 2 types of accommodation- the Snow Hotel and Glass Igloos.

The Snow Hotel is an architectural marvel, which is created fresh out of snow every year. It consists of sleeping rooms, a bar, and church. As you can guess, sleeping in one of the snow hotel rooms is definitely more of an adventure; and you are likely not to get the best sleep of your life. You are basically sleeping on hard ice with just a layer of fur in between. The hotel does provide warm clothing, in case you failed to fully comprehend the "coolness" of the situation. The atmosphere also feels very damp because of the all encompassing water / ice. Having said this, it is still definitely an adventure of a lifetime. So our recommendation would be spend may be one night here, and the rest in the more comfortable glass igloos.

The glass igloos are basically wooden cabins which are modeled in the style of igloos. The "glass" part comes from the transparent / translucent roof made of glass. The transparent roofs provide the perfect medium to experience 'Northern Lights' from the comfort of your bed. All the cabins have an attached bathroom and are centrally heated. So they provide the perfect compromise between luxury and ruggedness - you can basically "rough it up" in perfect luxury. The hotel also has a very nice restaurant serving authentic Finnish food in a cosy setting by the fireplace.

Room Tip: Glass igloos are very comfortable.
  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Deb_Soma
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

We stayed at the Glass Igloo for four nights and then one night at the Snow Hotel. Glass Igloo was nice - however it's very hot during the day. We didn't have the luck to see the Northern Lights during our five nights there. Breakfast at this hotel was terrible. Everyday the same. They did NOT even let you have sunny side-up eggs. Basically, just eat what they give you. They don't care what you really need. A very commercial place with terrible quality of food. The bread was found moldy too... The restaurants at this hotel were very highly-priced as the hotel was located in the middle of no where, and guests have no other choices. Guests mostly spend only one night there must eat there. I recommend guests to buy their own food before you check-in. It will save quite some money. The Igloos are just next to each other, so do NOT be naked, as your neighbours can easily see you. Their shuttle bus services going to the city were quite expensive too. However, we did have a nice time a the glass igloo. Very relaxing when we walked out to the snowy lake, and we built a snowman too!

We spent our last night at the Snow Hotel. It was ...well... ok. Once is enough. The room basically had nothing (not even water). Please do NOT upgrade to those suites, it's waste of money as you would do nothing inside the snow room. I will still recommend people to try - as it's a quite interesting experience.

  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank PrincessYeda
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Reviewed April 16, 2016

Friendly & helpful hotel staff welcomed us and spoke to us all the necessary information. Hotel provides some free slides and also gears for rental that you can use to slide or walk on the huge frozen lake in front of the resort. We had dinner at the ice restaurant inside the snow hotel, first time lifetime experience, should try & glad that me & hubby did, although it was indeed quite cold inside. We stayed 1 night at the glass igloo and it was very cosy with the right temperature, very clean too. Loved the roof top glass and that night we were grateful that we saw an abundance of beautiful Aurora Borealis dancing right in front of us from all over the sky in different directions, starting from 930pm when the Aurora alarm first sounded, till late 2-3am! Stay was indeed worthwhile and I certainly missed there.

  • Stayed: March 2016, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Zanice
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