Ice Hotel or Igloo Vacation?

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Ironically I was first intrigued while walking past the TV set which was set to the travel channel and watching them talk about a vacation where you stay and sleep inside an igloo and needed special thermal sleeping bags to endure the freezing temperatures.

I was thinking, what kind of vacation is this?

But, for one who enjoys "new adventures" I thought the Ice Hotel that has 20 igloo rooms kind of interesting and may be somewhat fun to say you stayed at at least once in your life.  Located in Finland, the Igloo Village in Kakslauttane gives you a way to stay in an igloo palace.

But you don’t even have to go to Europe anymore, there is an Ice Hotel in Quebec which is similar and has over 30 bedrooms, an Absolut Ice Bar, a wedding chapel, cinema, and exhibition hall/lobby area.

Honestly with it going to be about 115 degrees in a few months I couldn’t help but think that escaping to an arctic retreat should be in order at some point in the future.

Still, staying in an ice hotel or igloo just for a day or two to say I did it may be something to go on my bucket list at some point.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: May 5, 2011 — 3:03 pm