Entering its 14th incarnation, the Alta Igloo Hotel is my kind of hotel. On arrival, I couldn’t see the ice building. This was because the carefully carved structure is mostly hidden by the “warm building” which houses the reception area, changing facilities, conference rooms and restaurant. The minute I arrived, all I wanted to do was explore the hotel. Well, I say the hotel, I was actually mostly interested in perusing the dimensions and contents of the ice bar…and guess what? I was far from disappointed!
A few facts:
- The Alta Igloo Hotel is an impressive 2000ft of snow and ice and attention to detail is magnificent, from the art and statues carved from ice that adorn the rooms and public areas, to the glasses in which our drinks were served in the ice bar.
- This breathtaking hotel comprises an ice chapel, the ice bar, 30 bedrooms and multiple suites including an incredible honeymoon suite.
- The interior temperature is between -4 and -7 degrees centigrade, but we were provided with insulated sleeping bags and slept on top of reindeer skins which kept us warm and comfortable.