Arctic Snow Hotel & Igloos
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After our wonderful visit to Santas Village, it was time to move in our coach and travel to Sinetta, where we are staying at the Arctic Snow
Hotel in a glass Igloo. What an experience this will be and from what we read it will be a highlight of the trip. We were not let down as on approach
we could see just how different this accommodation was and what a fabulous experience. Checking in we received our keys and off we went to Igloo no 29,
not far to walk and in the middle of the igloos. As it was quite late, we could see the snow on the glass roof and soon realised there was an alarm
that we could put on if the Northern Lights appeared so we could see them from our bed. However, that was not to be as it was snowing quite heavily and we
were just as thrilled with that. Off to dinner in the main restaurant and were beautifully catered for. Great meal and much fun.
Just opposite the restaurant and main reception area is the Snow Hotel. Of course just had to go in and check it out. How absolutely fabulous,
although pretty cool is this. The hotel is rebuilt every year so must be a little different each time. The outside is breathtaking, but inside is just
something else. The walls, floor and ceiling of course are all ice and the hotel has all the facilities of an ordinary hotel. A restaurant, where people
sit on skins to eat, an ice bar of course to warm your insides up I would think, a Chapel with a glorious altar and many unique rooms that people can book.
Each room has a theme, with ice carvings on the walls, lighting to accentuate the images and of course an ice bed…. Skins and appropriate sleeping bags
would be the essential items and they come with the room. Absolutely amazing and fabulous place to check out but we were cosy and warm in our igloo
for the night.
The next morning we were back at the restaurant having breakfast and all chatting about this amazing place so a walk around the igloos and
grounds, or snow covered roads was on our to do list. The whole complex was just so stunning and the workmen were out cleaning the snow from the glass
igloo roofs so one could look out and see the view of the many tress that surround the hotel. The igloo itself was so very comfortable, plenty big
enough for our stay with a very clean and well presented bathroom and facility. It was a good idea to sweep the steps as the snow was quite thick.
Again all too soon we were off on our next adventure, 2 nights in Rovaniemi.