Well for this Aussie who has always dreamed of a white Christmas, I found this place enchanting! The hotel itself is magnificent and the snow sketches beautiful. I thought the whole place was well set up and gave you insights into different ways you can experience Finland. As I was having a white Christmas this year I had to stay in an igloo and that is exactly what I did. With the toasty warm sleeping bag I slept like a baby but did dread getting out of bed in the morning! I found all the staff super friendly and helpful.
To top of the night it snowed!!! So I was overjoyed. Not that this really had anything to do with the hotel itself but it was a stunning setting (with their reindeer, log dining cabin, igloos and teepee restaurant) to have it snow in! I would recommend getting there earlier in the day to try and see the frozen lake during "daylight".
*Just make sure you have a few options to pay as my debit credit card did not work here despite working everywhere else in Finland. Also it is an expensive taxi ride to get there so try get on a transfer bus if you can!
I truly loved the experience here :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ARCTIC SNOWHOTEL 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. GLASS IGLOOS Next to SnowHotel you will find the tranquillity of the glass igloos. Staying overnight in a glass igloo feels like sleeping in the open, but inside the igloo it is just as warm and cosy as a hotel. The igloo village is set in an opening surrounded by pine trees, sufficiently far away from the city lights, making ideal conditions for watching the Northern Lights and enjoying starry skies. Have a good night’s sleep as the Aurora Alarm searches the skies for you: once the Aurora Alarm has woken you up, all you need to do is open your eyes, look at the night sky and enjoy the sight from the comfort of your bed. ... more less
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