Even though we have to wait until 2019 for the next season of Game of Thrones, there’s still one way to stay connected to the show. Now you can spend the night in this Game of Thrones-inspired hotel in Finland that’s made of ice and snow. And all we know is, we need to get there, STAT.
According to Condé Nast Traveler, HBO Nordic partnered with Lapland Hotels SnowVillage to create the experience. But before you book your ticket, you should know that we’re not kidding — the Game of Thrones-inspired hotel really is built out of ice and snow. Inside, the temperature is 23 degrees Fahrenheit, a tad warmer than the frigid 10-degree temperatures outside of the hotel. Brrr.
Of course, that won’t stop us from going to visit. But remember to dress in tons of winter layers. Plus, the sleeping bag they provide will help, and you can always bring along extra blankets just in case. The hotel itself recommends sleeping in the “igloo” just one night, CN Traveler wrote, and then opting for a cabin.
The hotel only has 24 rooms, including 10 suites, so we imagine they’re being booked up fast. Some of the creative perks include a Hall of Faces, an Ice Throne, and a dragon-shaped ice slide. The snow village also has other bonuses, such as a movie theater, arctic bar, and ice restaurant, according to People.
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Getting to the hotel will be an adventure in and of itself, as it’s past the Arctic Circle.
The hotel is in Kittilä, which is an hour-and-a-half flight from Helsinki. Nothing that a massive Game of Thrones fan can’t handle, right?
Believe it or not, the hotel only took one month to build. The snow suites were designed by professional ice sculptors from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Latvia.
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We’d love to take a seat at this restaurant!
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Or perhaps grab a drink at the ice bar.
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These icy glasses definitely bring a new meaning to having a drink “on the rocks.”
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Of course, a lot of Game of Thrones fans have already visited the ice and snow hotel and posted proof on social media.
— Michelle Waters (@Michell89532163) January 4, 2018
We so would love to sit on this Ice Throne.
— Natasha Nicolson (@tashzky) December 6, 2017
You can stay at the hotel now through April 8th. Not up for sleeping in the bitter cold? If you’re just visiting the area, you can pay $18 to see the village. Even though Season 8 of Game of Thrones is still sooooo far off, this GoT-inspired ice and snow hotel will have to hold us over.