It is one thing to stay in a Game of Thrones (GoT)-themed hotel. It is a whole new ballgame, though, if said hotel happens to be built entirely of ice. Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, located about 200km north of the Arctic Circle, is demolished and rebuilt every year with an entirely different theme and design, using 20 million kilograms of snow and 350,000 kilograms of natural ice. This year, its theme reflects the popular fantasy television show.
Sculptors from Russia, Poland, Latvia and Ukraine have helped bring the concept to light. The hotel has within its expanse an ice sculpture of the Iron Throne (complete with the swords), the Braavosi Hall of Faces and even a sculpture of a white walker with glowing blue eyes in the Snow Suites—all of which will definitely have the GoT fan squeal with excitement. There is also the IceBar that includes a sculpture of a dragon, the Ice Restaurant with its Finnish fare, a wedding chapel and many available activities, such as, snowmobile safaris, Northern Lights sightings and reindeer excursions. For this season, SnowVillage is open till April 2018. Standard room from €220 doubles; visit laplandhotels.com.