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SnowCastle of Kemi

Kauppakatu 29, Kemi 94100 , Finland
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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had a suite for a night in the Snow Castle and it was an experience. About -5 degrees Celsius (41 F) in the room and really warm sleeping bag for two where to sleep. Tips: wear beanie and light pajamas in the sleeping bag. We had a dinner in the Snow Restaurant and it was kind of a fast... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This was the first time we visited the Kemi snowcastle. It was very nice indeed, but having seen pictures from previous years we had a feeling they didn't do as well this year as before. We were expecting more artwork - the walls were carved in almost every room very nicely but somehow it would've been nice to see more... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Not much to look at from the outside, but the inside is amazing. With long ornately carved halls and rooms it is fun to discover what is next. Resist the urge to say "the snow castle is cool !" I have already worn that one out. If your in Kemi and have an hour or so it's worth the price... More 

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London
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I didn’t quite know what to expect when I arrived at the hotel. And that’s despite being an extremely seasoned traveler, an obsessive researcher, and a guest at the seminal Ice Hotel in Sweden. I chose it for its range of attractions beyond just the carved frozen water structures, specifically the (a) “Olokolo” glass igloos, and (b) the Sampo ice... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Kemi snow hotel and castle are very beautiful and 'must see' places. Decorations on the walls of the rooms are nice and schick. The staff is very helpful and polite with smiling faces. I stayed for one night in olokolo. It was amazing! Warm little nest in the middle of arctic. You can see the clouds, stars and the frozen... More 

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Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Excellent place to stay, especially if you combine it with the Sampo Icebreaker! Unique, and well run. You'll be toasty but yet surrounded by ice sculptures and snow! Definately eat in the Snow Restaurant as the table and seats are solid ice (Seats covered in Reindeer fur), so quite fun especially for the kids. There is play area complete with... More 

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Szekesfehervar, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

If you travel to Lapland you must visit the snow castle of Kemi, because it's a unique sight in the world. Anyway Kemi would be a boring town for a tipycal tourist but if you would like to get know Finnish culture you will fall in love with this small Lapish town.

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Lisbon
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Was in Kemin in 2010 as an Erasmus Exchange Student. I was lucky to be there during the snow castle season. I went to the annual opening and it was amazing. Returned there a few days later to visit the all Castle and it was incredible and unique. Never seen anything like that and never will see it again, as... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

One of the famous attractions in Kemi during winter is the Snow Castle, which is rebuilt every winter with a different architecture. Inside the hotel Inside the castle, there is a snow hotel, a snow restaurant, and a snow chapel. Right through the castle there are fantastic ice sculptures and carvings on the snow walls. Every year there is a... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We visted for a single night over New Year's. It was a unique experience that we will talk about for years to come. I recommend the dinner option and staying for a single night in the ice hotel and combine your visit with a night in town and going on the Sampo Ice Breaker. Excellent trip for a short break... More 

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