The Daily Telegraph (Escape) - Wacky hotel stays include igloos, planes and wine casks
SOMETIMES staying at a traditional hotel with a plush bed and opulent bathroom can be a tad, well, boring.
If you’re looking for something a little more out of the box, consider some of these bizarre stays. From igloos to planes and old wine casks, the team at booking.comhave found the wackiest places to stay from around the world.
Sleeping in an igloo might sound a touch uncomfortable, but Hotel Kakslauttanen debunks the myth. These cosy hollows, set amongst the majestically wintery setting, are as comfortable as they are relaxing.
Experience the magical polar nights surrounded by a snow dusted landscape, cross the wilderness on a husky safari, or tuck into chargrilled fresh salmon under the starry sky.
STF Jumbo Stay Stockholm, Sweden
Experience the high life from the comfort of the ground during your overnight stay in this former Boeing 747 jumbo jet. Wake up in the luxury suite, set inside the converted cockpit. Spend your evening with a glass of wine on the balcony, overlooking panoramic views of the runway.
Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel, Iceland
A thrilling destination in the midst of majestic mountains and lava fields. Soak beneath the Northern Lights, trek a challenging glacier or catch a fly fish on one of the icy rivers. Ion Luxury Adventure hotel offers you the perfect environment to unwind while staying active this holiday season.
Revisit childhood memories and spend a night amongst the trees in this Swedish haven. Explore this fairytale forest in its magnificent Autumn glory, or take the family on a thrilling sled ride through the glittering white landscape once Winter arrives. Add a visit to nearby reindeer pastures and enjoy a traditional Sami lunch for a truly unforgettable festive getaway.
Get ready for a cable car ride to this ice hotel, located 2000m above sea level. Rooms are carved by local craftsman with ice from nearby Balea Lake, making these winter dugouts truly one-of-a-kind Reindeer fur-blankets will keep you toasty warm while you take a well-deserved nap on your ice-bed after a day on the nearby ski slopes.
Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren, The Netherlands
A good wine is often a key ingredient for a festive gathering, but have you ever woken up inside a 14,500 litre wine cask? Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren in The Netherlands offers its guest just that, so if you’re partial to the occasional glass of wine or two, put this wacky stay at the top of your list.