Sleeping in an igloo, where? Simple, in Europe!
Have you ever wondered how you can sleep in an igloo? If the answer is negative, take a look at these European igloo villages and find out why this experience is unique and is absolutely to be included in your travel wish list.
With several locations across the Alps and the Pyrenees, the German company Iglu Dorf is probably the first name that comes to mind when thinking of igloo villages in Europe. Rebuilt every season, these magical places made of ice and snow offer guests some truly unique experiences. From Zermatt to Andorra, each of the 7 igloo villages is decorated each year with a different artistic theme and includes several benefits, from snow parks, to snow bars, to extraordinary saunas.
ALPENIGLU® Village (Austria)
If you are looking for an igloo accommodation with a touch of luxury, all you have to do is visit the charming village ALPENIGLU® in the Kitzbühel Alps. The 18 ice-sculpted accommodations are furnished with warm sleeping bags and reindeer skins, and VIP igloo suites can also be decorated for your romantic getaway. The complex has an ice-bar, a fabulous exhibition of ice sculptures, various exciting events and a beautiful igloo church where weddings can be arranged.
If sleeping in a traditional igloo is not exactly your passion, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort offers a wonderful alternative. Located above the Arctic Circle, in a remote corner of Finnish Lapland, the vast complex boasts various types of accommodation, including luxurious wooden houses, snow igloos, traditional Lapland houses and glass igloos that allow guests to admire the Northern Lights directly from their comfortable bed. In addition to the restaurant, the resort offers saunas, swimming on the ice and an endless variety of winter activities.
Village Igloo Blacksheep (France)
Perched at 2118 mt above sea level, right in the heart of the La Plagne ski resort, Village Igloo Blacksheep offers charming accommodation in igloos combined by majestic views of Mont Blanc and delicious Savoyard cuisine. Starting from romantic retreat to spacious igloos that can accommodate up to 5 people, their units are complete with winter sleeping bags and faux fur blankets to ensure maximum comfort. If the cold is not for you, the village’s hot igloo could be a perfect option.
Igloo Village in Kühtai (Austria)
Located in Austria’s highest ski resort, about a 45-minute drive from Innsbruck, Igloo Village Khütai boasts 12 cozy igloo suites plus two bigger igloos, designed for dining and entertainment. Whether you opt for a romantic night in a unit for two or choose to sleep in a larger room (from four to six people), all accommodations offer thermal sleeping bags and insulated mattresses covered with comfortable sheepskin rugs . In addition, the igloos are beautifully designed by talented snow artists, and on-site activities range from dog sleds to igloo construction workshops, just to name a few.
Golden Crown Levi Igloos (Finland)
Although located just 10 km from Finland’s largest ski resort, the Golden Crown Levi Igloos is located miles away from civilization, offering guests the unparalleled opportunity to experience the incredible arctic setting in all its magical beauty. Accommodation is offered in 12 igloos with glass roof, from where you can comfortably admire the spectacular northern lights. There are igloo categories, from Superior to Premium, but all are heated and feature glass-domed ceilings and a private kitchenette.
Eskimo Village (Slovenia)
Strategically located in Krvavec, the second ski resort in Slovenia, the Eskimo Village welcomes its visitors with an igloo restaurant, igloo bar and igloo sauna. Designed to accommodate up to 34 guests during the night, the igloo suites feature beds made of ice blocks, sheepskins and polar sleeping bags. The experience is completed by excellent skiing and fondue dinners that will warm you.
Schneedorf Igloo Village (Austria)
Perched at 2700 mt above sea level in the Tyrolean Alps, the Schneedorf Igloo Village offers icy rooms for every occasion, from intimate double suites complete with double sleeping bag, candles and sheepskin rugs to spacious units for 4 people. Guests can also take part in a fun and exciting construction workshop for their igloos.