Friday, February 22, 2008

Unique hotels: Part 1

Apparently not all hotels are made of wood and other prefabricated materials -- some are made of ice and snow! In Norwegian Lapland -- two hours north of Oslo by air -- the fabulous Kirkenes Snowhotel features 21 rooms made of snow and ice. Guests are treated to real beds in each suite, surrounded by gorgeous snow sculptures; very warm, Artic designed sleeping bags; and lovely warm lighting to offset the colder room temperatures. When it's time for dinner, meals are served in an adjoining wooden structure, with local foods including fresh salmon, whitefish, and cloudberries. And, if you are in need of warming up, there is a Scandinavian sauna by a nearby lake, just a short walk from your suite. Here are some gorgeous images of the Snowhotel suites to brighten your day. And stay tuned ... next Friday, I'll be bringing you another unique hotel -- just for fun! Happy weekend to all!








8 comments:

Bronwyn said...

How fabulous, this would make for a very interesting experience indeed! And I love the sound of cloudberries.

Jennifer said...

Me too. I think this would be a fabulous place to visit.

Tara said...

Isn't this a cool place? Thanks for introducing me!

{this is glamorous} said...

Very cool! I've heard of the Ice Hotel, but this snow one seems to have a slightly warmer feel, if that's possible. And by the way, congratulations on your Washington Post mention!

Michelle said...

Wow, I would freeze my butt off! crazy

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Congrats on the mention in the Washinton Post blog watch :-)

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

And thank you for the addition to your blogroll :-) :-) :-)

Jennifer said...

Thanks you guys! It does feel pretty neat to be mentionned in such a great paper!