The Arctic SnowHotel in Finland takes relaxing to a chill new level with their Snow Sauna: a sauna that, save for the wood benches, is comprised entirely of ice and snow. As the sauna’s snowflake walls melt, they fill the space with more steam. Complete with glass igloos and an outdoor Jacuzzi, this hotel is a cool place to spend a few days. And a bonus? It has great views of the Northern Lights.
If snow is your thing, look no further than Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos for your next vacation. They offer accommodations for 70 in their SnowHotel, with transparent beds made of ice and snow, topped with sleeping bags and reindeer furs. They carve the hotel differently each year. They also offer Glass Igloos so visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the Northern Lights before they fall asleep.
And then there’s the Snow Sauna. The sauna’s snow walls are around five feet thick. They melt as the sauna’s stove runs, losing around three to five millimeters a session. When the sauna melts completely, the hotel builds another.
Off The Map Travel expert Katie Watson said of the Snow Sauna, “The sauna bathing experience is an astonishing combination of thick steam with intimate snow walls, which create a magical feeling of relaxation. It’s not like anything I’ve ever experienced before.”
Arctic IceHotel also offers more traditional Finnish saunas and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Temperatures inside the hotel range between a brisk -5 and 0 degrees Celsius, or between 23 and 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Continuing their wintry theme, the hotel offers an ice bar with drinks served in frozen ice glasses, and a restaurant with ice tables and ice dishes.
The Glass Igloos are open between November 20 and March 31, while the SnowHotel is open between December 20 and March 31.
Via Business Insider