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You Can Build Your Own Igloo Accomodation At This Swiss Ice Village

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, everyone’s searching for that perfect couples’ weekend getaway. And if a camping trip is on the cards, consider taking things up a notch with a night or two in an igloo you’ve constructed with your bare hands.

Iglu-Dorf snow and ice village is offering a truly unique sleep experience, allowing you to do just that.

You’ll find Iglu-Dorf nestled among the snow-capped mountains of Stansstad, Switzerland, where, every winter, the entire village is built from scratch, taking a reported 3000-plus hours to complete.

Iglu-Dorf

It’s here that couples have the chance to sleep in legit igloos they’ve built themselves. The Love Nest package includes welcome drinks on arrival, a guided tour through the village and a crash course in igloo construction, snacks and flowing prosecco, a fondue dinner, access to the Jacuzzi and sauna, and breakfast in bed the next morning.

The icy creations often take a full day to construct. And once completed, guests are kitted out with sheepskins and expedition sleeping bags capable of withstanding -40 degree weather.

Iglu-Dorf

The full experience costs $500 (CHF379) per person, per night.

If the idea of spending the day constructing a super cold room for you and bae to sleep in doesn’t tickle your fancy, don’t sweat. There are heaps of other packages and sleeping arrangements available on site to choose from. To check them out, or to make a booking visit the website.

We’d recommend packing your uggies, just to be sure.

How To Get There

  • Fly into Zürich Airport
  • Take the IR70 to Luzern
  • Take the S4 towards Stans to Stansstad
  • Walk 700m
  • Iglu-Dorf Snow and Ice Village, Rotzbergstrasse 15, 6362 Stansstad

 

(All images: Iglu-Dorf)