We stayed in the glass igloos. The rooms are small and cosy but provide a lovely view of the night sky. Unfortunately we didn't see the aurora. There are plenty of activities to do, like reindeer feeding and exploring the snow hotel and its restaurant and bar. The snow hotel and ice sculptures are really impressive. We did the private jacuzzi and sauna which I don't think was good value for money and probably wouldn't recommend. The food at the restaurant was amazing. All in all a very pleasant stay and would recommend.
We were a group of 4 couples traveling together. Myself and one other person did all the planning for our trip to Finland. We discussed staying a night in the Ice Hotel but decided against it. We just weren’t sure it would be warm enough. We did take a tour of the ice hotel. We enjoyed the tour, the carvings in the rooms are beautiful. But we were glad we didn’t stay in the hotel. We toured in the evening, I asked why isn’t anyone in their rooms. They said basically it’s not someplace you want to hang out in, just sleep. But it is definitely worth a tour to see the ice carvings. They also have an ice bar where you buy a shot and it’s served in an ice shot glass that you throw against the wall when finished.
We spent 8 days in Lapland and stayed at 5 different places. Of all the hotels we stayed in, this was our least favorite. The lady at check in was not very pleasant and failed to tell us about the tours of the hotel. We stayed in an igloo, and walked through the ice hotel ourselves. There are MANY rooms, but only a few suites that have snow/ice art. The remaining rooms are just Ice beds with no art. The igloo was fine, with a nice and comfortable bed. However, the bathroom shower leaked all over the floor. Additionally, the hotels claim that they are trying to save the planet by not providing bottles or water etc is completely thrown out the window when there are plastic cups and spoons provided. Why not use bamboo? Or regular glassware/silverware? I was surprised at the lack of amenities at $400 per night. The saving grace was the bartenders, both at the Sky Lounge and the Ice Bar, who were professional AND friendly. We stayed overnight at the Snow Village Ice Hotel in one of their ice rooms and the art work is so much better there.…
Our long awaited holiday to The Arctic began very badly. Our luggage did not turn up at Rovaniemi Airport. Can hardly blame the Snow Hotel for that. Beside that everything that the Snowhotel was responsible for worket our perfect. The staff was so kind, smiling and helpful. The rooms were very clean and nice. Nice beds with a great view to the sky. Everything went according to the plan, the food was great and the experience of sleeping in the icehotel was special. Would not try it again, but now we can say that we did it. Can higly recommend the E-motion snowmobile and the Bearhill Husky Tours. Amazing and very dedicated and friendly guides. All in all a wonderful 3 days in the Arctic Snow hotel.
Amazing adventure. So well organised as there is so much to do. Plan and book ahead so you get value for your money. This is not going to be the cheap trip but you get what you pay for. Do allow time before planned events so you are not rushing. Be sure you know what you are doing and when. Food is excellent especially the salmon. Staff very helpful. Thanks for great time.