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Ice hotel at Sorrisniva, Alta, Norway








A stay at an ice hotel is a truly arctic experience. There are several ice hotels in Scandinavia - adventurous visitors can find them in Norway, Finland, and Sweden each winter (scroll down for the list).
What is an ice hotel? An ice hotel is a hotel that is built out of blocks of ice and packed snow each winter in sub-zero temperatures. A mixture of snow and ice, called snice, holds it together. Ice hotels come in all shapes and sizes. In Scandinavia, there are several ice hotels. Guest accommodation can be in large buildings with many guest rooms while some others offer individual igloos for guests instead. The room temperature in ice hotels ranges from 0 to -6 degrees Celsius (32-21 degrees Fahrenheit).
Ice hotels often have very unique "Ice Bars" with beautiful works of art created entirely from ice. At these ice bars, even the drinking glasses are made from ice. Some hotels even have their own ice restaurants!
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