Castles of Snow: ICEHOTEL

I am fighting frantically in my closet to locate my coziest robe as the temperatures get a little frostier. The tile floor is more unsurpassable in each moment, and my toes are fairly irritated with me for wearing socks that they deem to be “insufficient”. 

When finally settled, I thought of what it must be like to dwell constantly in a world of ice. And who might seek such finely chilled madness? Then I found ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland, a small village north of the Arctic Circle.

ICEHOTEL Entrance

This is truly a place I can envision The Snow Queen putting up both her welcome and unwelcome guests, perhaps even stealing a suite for herself.

Each year for more than twenty years strong, the hotel is carefully constructed from the ground up. Completely forged from ice. Click here to see how they do it.

If you find yourself a lucky guest of the hotel at prices upwards of  $200 a night, a wide range of winterland frolics awaits you:

  • Ice sculpting classes,
  • Snowmobiling
  • Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Watching the Northern Lights
  • ICEMOOSE Tour
  • Dog sledding
  • Ice Driving (yep, in a car)
  • Raidu: Sled drawn by reindeer
  • ABSOLUT ICEBAR

If you can make your way out to this cold corner of the earth, it is truly money well spent and an adventure you won’t forget. Check them out at icehotel.com.

Image by norway.com

In a world where the Snow Queen has me out to ICEHOTEL for a weekend to rearrange her closet and share some Turkish Delights, here’s what I’ll be packing:

What I'd Pack: ICEHOTEL

Victoria s Secret victoria secret coat, $126
Roxy shoes, $96
Leopard hat, £9.99
Jane Norman hair accessory, €14
Hibernia Blanket, £79
Oxo 2.0-Qt. Uplift Tea Kettle, $60
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