But won’t I be freezing in an ice hotel?
We hear you, and it’s a fair assumption to make, but each of these hotels go out of their way to make sure you’re comfortable. Think sleeping bags made from high-tech thermal blankets, saunas, campfires, and hot chocolate to keep you warm inside. Nevertheless, it’s important to dress warm, bring layers and thermals, and try to opt for fabrics that allow your skin to breathe. Have an oil-based cream ready for your face and some lip-balm, a warm hat, and plenty of thick, woolen socks.
How to book an ice hotel?
We suggest spending several nights in a warm room and just book one night in an ice room, perhaps your first or last night. Ice hotels book up pretty quickly so it’s key to book in advance and play around with dates. You’re most likely to find a room in quieter times, such as January, March, and April. Most ice hotels are only open from December till mid-April, but also a lot of these hotels have permanent fixtures that you might also want to stay in, such as glass igloos where you can look up at the Northern Lights.