Location: Swedish Lapland | Sweden
The first hotel of its kind in the world, the ICEHOTEL is a beautiful and unique hotel. Blocks of ice from the nearby Torne River are carved each winter into unique rooms and suites, each designed by a different artist, only to melt away again the following spring. There’s a range of snowy activities to choose from, including dog and reindeer sledding and winter wilderness survival courses, and this is also one of the best regions anywhere to view the enigmatic Northern Lights.
Best for: Unusual, Chic Design, Cultural Immersion, Eco-tourism