Picture an igloo village deep within the mountains, hidden among Austria’s mighty Alps range. These ice homes are quite the marvel. Every year they are built again entirely from scratch, by international artists with an eye for immersive character and charm.
It is here that a unique overnight experience waits to welcome you, as you prepare to spend the evening in an igloo hotel. Located not far from the town of Innsbruck, this is as much a bucket list excursion as it is a stay. Enter your interim accommodation and admire its fleeting pleasures. Arrival drink in hand, take in the faultless snow decor designed into each room.
Equipped with thermal mats and expedition sleeping bags, each abode will keep you toasty, with different rooms for families or groups of friends. Then there’s the Romantic Igloo or exclusive suite, complete with private whirlpool. Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the mountain restaurant. Savour some downtime by the fire in the cosy kota hut. The main luxury may be a location amid nature, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be spoiled.