As summer sets in and holidays for the approaching months get planned, cool locales seem like a great idea. While most just head to the hills or Europe, there’s a growing set of people looking to blend the cold with adventure. Our bet is on ice hotels.
Ice hotels are still an anomaly, even in the Baltics. They change all the time, as they are redesigned and rebuilt each winter, incorporating tonnes of snow, ice blocks, and even intricately designed ice sculptures.
One of the ice hotels, in particular, has taken things to the next level by teaming up with HBO Nordic to bring the Seven Kingdoms to its premises. With ‘Game of Thrones’ fever in full swing, the Lapland Hotels Snow Village has constructed a ‘Game of Thrones’ themed hotel made out of just snow and ice.
Each room in the Lapland Hotels Snow Village was designed by professional sculptors from around the world with an ice figure related to the popular HBO TV drama-fantasy series. This includes a recreation of a giant White Walker with glowing blue eyes, a dragon-shaped ice slide, and even the Iron Throne, guarded by Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane.
But there are more hotels like it – here are the ones we love in particular.