The Arctic SnowHotel

I’ve seen the famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, the SnowCastle in Kemi, Finland, but I didn’t know the Arctic SnowHotel near Rovaniemi, Finland. Today morning I saw tourists at Loma Vietonen showing photos and since it wasn’t so far away I made a detour today and visited the Arctic SnowHotel. It’s much smaller than the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi and perhaps less impressive, but I liked it anyway. The ice bar is a beautiful room and much cosier than the bigger pendant in Jukkasjärvi. Behind the main building you can find something really unique: An ice sauna. Beside of the stove and wooden benches this steam sauna is completely build of ice. Each usage will melt away 3mm of ice, therefore each sauna can be used only 50 – 70 times until the walls get holes or just too thin. But there’re spare saunas waiting to be used.

Some images:

The tame reindeer by the way was extremely curious. It came directly, sniffed with its soft nose at my hand in hope for some goodies. It poses there some hours a day for tourists and lives the rest of the day with other reindeers nearby. I came in time, it will loose its antlers within the next two weeks.

2 comments to “The Arctic SnowHotel”

  1. Ma HB 2015-02-14 18:53

    Dear Olaf, it could be an cold and coloured experience in this snowhotel, it’s that the same like icehotel?
    First I thought, the reindeer would be an with wad stuffed animal. But I know, STEIFF- animals don’t ask for goodies!!
    Have a good time and greetings for A.
    Yours Ma

  2. Elijah 2015-02-15 22:26

    Wunderschöne Fotos! Super Farben!
    Was sich das Rentier denkt bei seinem Job?
    Muss ein Traum sein, dort einen Raum gestalten zu dürfen…

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