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Finland’s GAME OF THRONES Ice Hotel Is Back

For Game of Thrones fans, news just keep getting better. For the second year in a row, fans in Finland will get the chance to experience a one of a kind Game of Thrones hotel stay.

Taking only five weeks to build, the SnowVillage brought together professional ice sculptors from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland to work alongside one another on this amazing endeavor.

A partnership between Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and HBO Nordic, this Game of Thrones-themed hotel is made entirely of snow and ice and is located in Kittilä, an hour-and-a-half flight from Helsinki. So fans will have to trek a little bit into the woods to experience this unique wintry affair. But then again, Game of Thrones doesn’t take place in the middle of a city.

Fully equipped with a Sept of Baelor, an iron throne, and an extremely realistic-looking dragon, the hotel has a total of sixteen suite rooms, each unique in the sculptures crafted into the ice walls.

To mirror its chilling appearance, the hotel is set to 23 degrees Fahrenheit, so make sure you pack your warmest sleeping gear. Although guests will be given a warm sleeping bag and hot berry juice, hotel staff recommends that guests only stay one night in the “igloo” and then enjoy the rest of their stay in one of the nearby cabins.

But you gotta do it for the ‘gram right?

In case winter activities aren’t quite your cup of tea and you’re at a loss on what to do around the SnowVillage, there is an ice movie theater where you can learn a little bit about how the whole place was built. Visitors can also treat themselves to a three-course meal in the Ice Restaurant, dining like the locals on reindeer and arctic char.

And if you’re in need of a night cap, head over to the IceBar where you can throw back a refreshing vodka shot served in a glass made of, you guessed it, ice.

Entry into the SnowVillage is $20 (€17.50) and rooms start at $550 (€480). The hotel will remain open until April 21, 2019.


By Shannon

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