Fancy sleeping in an Igloo in Switzerland?

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Updated for 2019

Fancy sleeping in an Igloo in Switzerland?


Ever thought of staying somewhere in the mountains but just a little different? How about staying in an Igloo?  Believe it or not Switzerland has a number of  “igloo villages” dotted all over the country in various ski resorts. Not only is it a fun experience but one that you can only take advantage of for a limited amount of time every year – when sufficient snow has fallen in the mountains.

Igloos in Switzerland

Many of you may be familiar with having a drink at one of the Igloo bars at some of the ski resorts, like the one pictured below in Davos, but maybe you should go the next step and try sleeping in one too?

Inside an Igloo in Switzerland

Certainly, for a unique and memorable experience in the mountains this is second to none. And don’t worry, you don’t freeze to death – you’re equipped with high quality expedition sleeping bags in a cozy atmosphere and there are even some igloos which are heated too!

Every season the igloos are built from 3,000 tons of snow – and they are eco-friendly too – CO2 neutral and sustainable! The igloos themselves are beautifully designed, made up of glistening snow crystals and as well as a bar you can have a fondue dinner in some of them too!

Inside an Igloo in Switzerland

The Igloo-Villages open up their snow-doors in a number of areas in Switzerland, Germany and Austria – Davos/Klosters, Gstaad, Stockhorn, Zugspitze, Zermatt, Schilthorn and Kühtai. They offer a variety of different types of accommodation and you can book overnights stays and even buy vouchers to give as presents.

Inside an Igloo in Switzerland

So if you’re looking for a holiday with a difference – why not try an igloo?

See the Igloo locations and dates below:

Davos Klosters     OPEN 25th December until 6th April 2019
Gstaad                      OPEN 22nd December until 31st March 2019
Stockhorn               OPEN 20th December until 17th March 2019
Zermatt                    OPEN 14th December until 21st April 2019
Zugspitze                 OPEN 28th December until 7th April 2019 (Germany)

Schilthorn               OPEN 25th December until 5th May 2019

Kühtai                       OPEN 25th December until 6th April 2019  (Austria)

For more information please visit the Igloo website.


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