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By Gayatri Bhaumik | May 1st, 2016

Where to? Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Why you’ll love it: There’s novelty, and then there’s the Ice Hotel. Considered the world’s first hotel made of ice and snow, this Swedish outpost promises an icy -5°C in every room. The address stays true to its name, and everything — including the beds and artwork — is carved from ice.

But there’s a silver lining amidst all the icicles: the Ice Hotel knows how to keep your blood pumping. Warm up with ligonberry juice in the morning, then spend the day snowmobiling or dogsledding through snow-capped landscapes, horseback riding, or off on a moose safari.

Fun fact: Every year, starting in November, the Ice Hotel is completely rebuilt for the upcoming season.

Get there: Fly SAS to Kiruna via Stockholm. The Ice Hotel is 17km east of Kiruna, and can be reached by car or bus.

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