Lainio Snow Village

Each year in late November, about one thousand truck loads of 20 million kilos of snow and 350 000 kilos of crystal clear natural ice are used to create the Snow Village - a complex of ice and snow, changing shape and size every winter while retaining its unique magic, combining ice artistry, handicraft and breathtaking constructions made of snow. Covering an area of about 20 000 square metres, the Snow Village consists of a restaurant, a bar, lobbies, hotel rooms and suites as well as outdoor buildings such as walls, slides and sculptures, made of nothing but crystallized water.

For weddings, couples can get married in an Ice Chapel with furnishings made of ice. Last year, the entire hotel was Game Of Thrones themed – with rooms designed by sculptors from Russia, Poland, Latvia and Ukraine, designs included a life sized iron throne with swords, a scary Braavosi Hall of Faces and a White Walker with glowing blue eyes.

It isn't really a town/city as such but really a river and a spot that is artfully converted into a Snow Village each year.

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage is located in the Western part of Finnish Lapland, in close proximity of Ylläs and Levi ski-resorts and easily reachable from the airport of Kittilä. There are regular tours by car or snowmobile from the resorts of Levi and Ylläs to the SnowVillage.