Stunning Ice Hotels Provide Ultimate Winter Vacation
Many world travellers enjoy taking a mid-winter break by vacationing at one of the many stunning ice hotels located around the globe. Instead of being constructed from traditional materials such as bricks, wood and mortar, ice hotels are fashioned out of gigantic blocks of solid ice.
Even though these ice hotels are located in remote and often wild locations far from major metropolitan areas, they offer guests every amenity and a once in a lifetime experience.
Located at only 10 minutes from downtown Québec City, the Hôtel de Glace is a must-see attraction to discover each winter. The authentic Hôtel de Glace in America, has seduced over half a million people around the world since its opening in 2001. With its huge snow vaults and its crystalline ice sculptures, the Hôtel de Glace impresses by its dazzling decor. From January 5th until March 24th, 2013, enter this magical universe and live an incredible experience by visiting this ephemeral work of art.
The Snow Castle in Kemi, Finland is only open four months of the year before warm temperatures cause its melt-down. It features its own ice bar with adjacent snow restaurant.
The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi offers beds carved from solid blocks of ice, then covered in natural animal hides and sleeping bags. This hotel even offers a swimming pool where clothing is optional.
Alaska boasts the Aurora Ice Hotel that counts a working pipe organ and a museum among its amenities.
Hôtel de Glace-Ice Hotel-Québec, Canada
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