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Snow Village Yllasjarventi 158, Yllasjarvi 95980 Finland
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#2 of 3 hotels in Yllasjarvi
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flames25 wrote a review Feb 2020
Swindon, United Kingdom18 contributions4 helpful votes
This is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. We took the tour, ate in the ice restaurant and stayed the night in an igloo. The snow and ice art is amazing, it is incredible what can be achieved in the medium of snow and ice and I think that anyone who can should visit. The surroundings and food in the ice restaurant were also fantastic. It is a real experience to sit on ice chairs at an ice table and it is a bonus that the food is really really good. I believe it is also possible to have the same food in the log cabin. However, the cabin, whilst much warmer is not a particularly luxurious environment ... more like a cafe .. and wouldn’t really fit with the gourmet food. So far everything was amazing .... then we stayed the night. It is really hard to comprehend how cold the igloos are until you stay in one. We were supplied with really warm sleeping bags but this was a problem for me as I normally like a cool-ish sleeping environment. Any bits of me that were in the bag were too hot and anything not in the bag was subjected to the bitter cold (zero to -5 degrees C). Another issue is that the lights are never turned out ... so if you need the dark to sleep you are out of luck. It is possible to de-camp to a communal warm kitchen area that has sofa beds .... but that misses the point. The breakfast was in the log cabin and was adequate but I suppose a shade disappointing considering the cost of staying. I have been quite negative about this part of the trip and even I can make the argument with myself that I should expect to be cold in an igloo. However, I suggest that before anyone thinks about staying they take in to account that it is basically very expensive camping in the freezing cold and adjust their expectations accordingly. Admittedly the surroundings are stunning. My suggestion is to do the tour ... eat in the restaurant and go back to your warm hotel with proper beds and the luxury of light switches.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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ristosan wrote a review Feb 2020
Espoo, Finland283 contributions84 helpful votes
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This is a wonderful place to visit. The hotel rooms and spaces are rebuilt for every winter with new ice and snow decorations. I thought that nothing would beat the Game of Thrones decorations of last winter, but this year’s were as awesome. The ticket of 18€ was not too much.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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hansGLa wrote a review Jan 2020
Germany28 contributions16 helpful votes
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This place is a place to go to for everyone I must say It is absolutely breathtaking and a clear recommendation Only thing I did not like was that the warm drinks at the ice bar were barely warm and juice and glöggi way to sweet But the place is stunning and also a great place for kids
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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JustinCook wrote a review Jan 2020
Kidderminster, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fantastic fun for all the family, would highly recommend, Kids especially loved the visit to Santa where they were towed on a sledge by a snow mobile. All staff were fantastic and may the visit memorable
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kim N wrote a review Dec 2019
Cairns, Australia229 contributions96 helpful votes
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Did alot of tour to the hotel with Polar Star. Hotel is an architectural feat and the sculptures are amazing. It is absolutely freezing so rug up. There is a warm kota outside and warming fire, food and drinks in the log cabin section. There is an ice bar, theatre, chapel , maze with slide and bedrooms. There needs to be audio with the video telling you how it is constructed, information about the artists would also be good. Our guide spoke but waffled a lot and could have given a factual outline. There was an amazing aurora everyone got to photograph outside and this was the highlight. The guide also commandeered my daughters camera and changed all the settings. She was successfully capturing the surora but when he changed settings she no longer could. She repeatedly asked fora her camera back but he didn't listen and continued even though the group was waiting and we were late. He was trying to help but was quite forceful which really let down our rxperience Polar travel.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Snow Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Snow Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Snow Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Snow Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.