With winter well under way, many skiers and snowboarders will be hitting the mountains for their yearly adrenaline rush. For them, nothing is more enjoyable then zipping downhill, run after run, until they finally feel the chill, signaling it’s time to head back to a warm hotel.

But what about those wanting a different experience? This winter, consider booking a few nights at an ice hotel, where the rooms are as cold as they are works of art.

From Canada to Norway, Architectural Digest reveals seven of the best ice hotels for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season.

1. Ice Hotel Sweden


DJ07RN Art suite bedroom created from ice, Ice Hotel, Jukkasjarvi, Kiruna, arctic Sweden (wanderluster / Alamy Stock Photo)

Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

2. Hotel Kakslauttanen Igloo Village - Saariselkä, Finland


C1GY7Y Kakslauttanen Hotel - Finland When you tire of the endless sandy beaches and azure waters of warm climates, but you are not (WENN Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo)

Saariselkä, Finland

3. Kirkenes Snow Hotel


D48JJ0 Interior of the Kirkenes Snowhotel, Norway, showing furniture made from ice and snow sculptures on the wall (Julian Money-Kyrle / Alamy Stock Photo)

Bjørnevatn, Norway

4. Snow Hotel


CX9ADX Art suite in the Ice Hotel in Yllasjarvi, Finland.. Image shot 02/2012. Exact date unknown. (Peter de Clercq / Alamy Stock Photo)

Yllasjarvi, Finland

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