If you’ve ever had dreams of being an Ice King, an ice hotel might be the closest you’ll ever come to having a glacial throne of your own. In the winter months, thousands of people make the journey to one of the world’s few ice hotels to spend the night in ethereal rooms with crystalline furniture and ice block beds. Although staying in an ice hotel is without a doubt a very cool experience, just make sure you know exactly what you’re in for.

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01You’re going to be cold

It might not be too much of a shock that ice hotels aren’t exactly tropical. The average temperature of a typical hotel room usually hovers at a frosty 23 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, or around -4 degrees Celsius. We’re talking below freezing here. Remember, you’re never going to find central heating in an ice hotel. If you’re someone who hates being cold, perhaps spending the night in a fancy meat locker isn’t for you.

The Ice Hotel