Finnish Lapland has long been associated with the magic of the imagined North Pole as thousands of families flock here every winter for children to be able to live out their dreams of meeting Father Christmas. But the game has been changed. If the phrase ‘winter is coming’ means anything to you then we have some great news – winter has well and truly arrived and Finnish Lapland’s Snow Village has gone Game of Thrones mad to prove it.
The Iron Throne and The Mountain at Snow Village, Finnish Lapland
The next, and final, series is at least a year away and being left in suspense doesn’t even cover it – the White Walkers now have a dragon on their side, Cersei’s grip on the Iron Throne has intensified and what exactly is going on between Jon Snow and Daenerys? It’s not surprising that the world has been sent into a Game of Thrones frenzy. So, to relieve some of the tension of the show and give the fans their fix, HBO Nordic has paired up with The Snow Village to bring the drama of Westeros to life via a GOT-themed ice hotel.
From White Walkers and Dragons to the Many-Faced God’s ‘Hall of Faces’, immerse yourself in fan-fiction come to life at this mystical destination. Take a seat upon the icy Iron Throne and feel as powerful as Cersei with a frozen version of The Mountain by your side, slide down a dragon-shaped ice slide or have a drink in the resort’s own ice bar – but, if you don’t have Targaryen blood then best beware as this watering hole is guarded by a dragon. The ice restaurant can hold up to 120 people and for those wanting to take their Game of Thrones obsession that one step further there’s even an on-site chapel – don’t worry, ceremonies here have no similarities with the Red Wedding!
A Dragon Guards the Bar at Snow Village, Finnish Lapland
With the frozen bedrooms themed too you can snuggle into a warm sleeping bag under the icy gaze of a White Walker, settle down with one of the Stark’s loyal direwolves or do your best Khaleesi impression to tame the dragon of your abode. And, if you feel the cold easily, don’t let that put you off - stay for one night in amongst the magic of an ice room (we promise that it’s warmer than it sounds) and spend the rest of your holiday in one of the cosy log cabins that are also on offer at this resort.
One of the GOT Themed Bedrooms at Snow Village, Finnish Lapland
The Snow Village undertakes a different makeover each winter so be sure to catch this Game of Thrones themed winter wonderland before it disappears in April - book our Snow Village & Levi itinerary to get the most out of your Finnish adventure.