Offering a unique mix of luxury, escape, creativity and one-off exclusivity, ice hotels continue to proliferate across the northern hemisphere each year. Ranging from sculpted ice to igloo style, these types of stays are an exercise in the ephemeral where for a few short months you have a chance to sleep and play inside one of the most exquisite collaborations between man and nature before it all melts away.
The ice igloos here are a notch down in the luxe stakes - small bare domes. Still worth the experience for a night, however, it's really the line of glass igloos that makes this trip to the Arctic Circle a must.
The ice bar (33 feet high by 52 feet wide, 10 x 16 metres) is just one of the main draws of this huge village that spreads out over this 215,278 square feet (20,000 square metres) area of snow each winter.