Here Are 5 Real Ice Hotels That'll Have You Updating Your Bucket list (Including Those In VTL Countries!)


Siti Ayeeshah Zaki •  Nov 03, 2021

From 3 November onward, Singaporeans can experience a day in an ice hotel at Snow City! The Ice Hotel Gallery simulates the Ice Hotels found in Sweden, Norway and Finland. What a way to experience travel without having to fly off! ?

But with travel bubbles happening, there may just be a chance for us to visit a real-life ice hotel. From Singapore's VTL to Malaysia's interstate travel, it might happen soon too! If you're planning to travel and would like to experience the beauty of the Northern Lights and ice sculptures, this is for you. Plan your very own ice hotel stay with HHWT's Ice hotel bucket list ?

Real Life Ice Hotels For Your Bucket List

1. Zugspitze Igloo Village, Germany

High above the clouds along the Wetterstein Mountains lies an Igloo Village. At over 2,600 metres above sea level, Zugspitze Igloo Village can be found on The Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany. Offering a breath-taking view of the Alps across four countries, this ice hotel is a view that would be hard to pass up.

Look at the view just from a room door! ?

Credit: Zugspite Igloo Village on Facebook

Although the hotel is currently temporarily closed, there's good news for Singaporeans! This igloo experience may be available to us in December 2021, when the resort plans to reopen ?And since it's located in Germany, Singaporeans can use the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) to get there. We might just be able to enjoy an ice hotel experience in the alps very soon!


2. Iglu-Dorf Zermatt, Switzerland

Yet another VTL country for Singaporeans to explore! From 8 November onward, this Igloo Hotel might just be a reality for us soon. Located 2,727 m above sea level, this gorgeous icy hotel sits at the foot of the Matterhorn.?

Credit: Iglu-Dorf Zermatt on Facebook

The view and the cold aren't the only things to look forward to, too! Beyond catching sight of Switzerland's most famous mountain from your sun terrace, you could enjoy a dip in your very own whirlpool ?

Enjoy a night in your very own igloo with Iglu-Dorf Zermatt. They've got rooms for friends, for couples and more. Perfect for anyone who wants an icy experience.


3. Ice Hotel, Sweden

200km above the Arctic Circle lies a potential magical experience you'll never forget. Bathed in the midnight sun and northern lights, Ice Hotel will remind you of Elsa's Frozen ice castle.

Credit: Ice Hotel on Facebook

Accessible by bus or by dog sled, your journey starts off magically. This ice hotel has beautiful carvings, warm covers and beautiful sights all around. You can choose between sleeping on ice or in a traditional warm hotel or chalet. Either way, it'll be an experience you'll never forget.


4. Kirkenes Snow Hotel, Norway

Available all year round, Kirkenes Snow Hotel is a resort with not only a snow hotel but many other activities! Book a room and get access to the Reindeer, Husky and puppy farm. Ride on a Husky Wagon or go King Crab fishing here!

Credit: Snow Hotel Kirkenes on Facebook

For a warmer yet almost equally winter-like experience, you could also opt for the Gamme Cabins! Cabins surrounded by snow, they aren't as cold as the ice rooms. However, you'll get to experience the beauty of Norway just the same ❄️


5. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Norway

In the northernmost city of Norway is a town that lies along the banks of the river Alta. One of the best places to see the Northern Lights, you'll absolutely love the ice hotel that they build on the riverbank every winter. Full of beautiful ice-carved sculptures, you'll be in for a breath-taking experience.

Credit: Sorrisnivia - Alta, Norway on Facebook

Temperatures can go as low as -5ºC here, so make sure to pack thermal underwear!


So if you absolutely loved the ice hotel in Singapore you might want to consider these real ones! And with two of them being accessible to us real soon, it might not be an out of reach dream. ?