If chilly weather is what enthuses you the most, then the Snow Castle in Finland easily qualifies as your summer getaway as it offers a unique experience of staying at a hotel and dining in a restaurant completely made of snow. As for a peep into history, the Snow Castle Restaurant was built-in 1996 in Kemi and bagged a Guinness World Record for being the first snow castle with the longest snow walls. Also known to be the biggest snow fort in the world, Snow Castle offers all the luxuries that a regular hotel would, but at the circumstances of a 5˚ Celcius temperature. This pretty much means that you’d have to pile on all your winter clothing at once to stay or dine at this special hotel and restaurant!
If you’d fancy an extended stay in the chilly atmosphere, then the SnowHotel is the right place to be as it has 18 rooms for doubles/singles and two group rooms with five beds as well as a Honeymoon Suite, all of which are made of snow! There is a SnowChapel too with100 seats that has seen numerous weddings of couples.
The Snow Castle is rebuilt every year, and this year’s structure will reopen on the 26th of January, 2013. Reservations to dine in the Snow Castle Restaurant must be made in advance.