TravelPod Member ReviewsLainio Snowvillage Yllasjarvi
The Snow Village and Hotel is a wonderful place to visit. The sculptures are amazing. The hotel had an ice bar where we were able to get some cocktails before bed and they also had a warm restaurant if we wanted an evening meal. Staying at the Snow Hotel was definately an experience I will never forget. Our ice room was a constant -5 degrees Celsius, it was like sleeping in a fridge. Although we were issued with thermal sleeping bags and pillows we still did not sleep a wink all night due to the cold. The warm area of the hotel where the showers and toilets are was a God send, we was even able to have a cup of tea in this area and warm up for a bit. The staff are really friendly and gave us a tour as soon as we arrived. We was even woken in the morning with hot berry juice. I would say that this experience is something that you have to try. However, once for me was enough. I would definately go back to the Snow Village for a tour, but as for staying the night, I think I'll give that a miss.
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We had kept Friday daytime free of activities as we had a night booked at the Snow Hotel, in Lainio, Lapland. Stocked up with food, we waited for our taxi to the Snow Village, 45 minutes outside of Levi in Lainio.
This Snow Hotel and Village was built for the 14th time this Winter out of ice from the nearby Lainio River. The …
Today we didn't do much. Had a leisurely start to the day and then went for a walk in the snow. It was a lot warmer today, only about -10 and lightly snowing.
We had to return our hired trousers etc by 4pm so when we walked back from there it was just in jeans ...
... photo opportunity and then continued onto the property. There were some little huts there and a communal hut with a nice fire in the centre. Tania had gone ahead to get the fire going and the soup and hot berry juice on. The soup was delicious. We also had coffee and biscuits.
We then set off on the return, stopping for another photo opportunity on the way back. This time we drove up Lake Immeljarvi where we had gone to see the Aurora ...
... wolves. Too soon it was all over and we were back. We hopped off the sled and they took the dogs out of the traces and put them back in their pens. Our team of 6 were a mix of males and females but they were all related. Each team lives in a pen together and they have nice solid kennels to sleep in. They get a warm soup for dinner, today was fish. They have 70 dogs at Tundra Huskies. We went into a Lappish tent ...
... pint of Hoegaarden each, then went to the supermarket to buy ingredients for dinner and returned to our cottage. By the way, this is where we are staying:
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We had bought some pork and made a stew and also bought some reindeer meat and made ...