6. Snow Village, Finland
Why settle for a mere ice hotel? At least that's what the visionaries behind Finland's Snow Village might ask. For the past 12 years, Snow Village has been created each season in the western part of Finnish Lapland, and offers a variety of chill-tastic sites, like the SnowHotel, IceBar and igloo disco where you can enjoy a warming shot of vodka in a glass hewn from ice.
More than 1,600 tons of snow and 600 pounds of ice are used to create the structures and sculptures found throughout the 215,000-square-foot complex. Still, there's more to do at Snow Village than admire the snow and ice: Visitors can get up-close-and-personal with them by joining any number of activities, including snow mobile tours, snowshoe excursions and ice fishing.
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