Whether constructed from snow or built to resemble a snowy dome home, igloos are the perfect getaway for travelers looking for a one-of-a-kind experience with Fido. Check this unique stay off your pup’s winter bucket list at these pet-friendly igloos around the world.
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Since 1989, Ice Hotel has been a Swedish landmark and has arguably become the most iconic igloo on the planet. The world’s first and largest hotel built from snow and ice is situated on the banks of the Torne River and is actually constructed out of massive blocks of ice from the river as it slows down and freezes each winter. Each unique room has been meticulously designed by commissioned artists from around the world. During his stay, Fido can meet the Huskies who take guests on sledding adventures, join you for an ice fishing excursion or keep you company while you learn how to make your own ice sculptures. If you miss out on the winter season, Ice Hotel 365 invites people and pups to stay year-round instead.
Two dogs are welcome in select rooms at Ice Hotel for an additional fee of 200 SEK per night.
Iglu-Dorf Davos Gstaad
Every year, Iglu-Dorf employees spend more than 3,000 hours building igloo villages across Europe. Enjoy breathtaking views of your Bernese Mountain Dog’s old stomping ground, the Bernese Oberland, from Iglu-Dorf Gstaad. Scramble on snowshoe hikes with your leashed pup before escaping the chill around the cozy fireplace in the on-site restaurant. The village is delightfully decorated with fantastical characters in every igloo, each of which is connected by corridors of ice. Dogs aren’t allowed in sleeping bags or on beds, so bring a bed and blanket, and remove any waste from rooms before leaving.
Iglu-Dorf Gstadd is open Christmas Day through April. Dogs are welcome in the Romantic Igloo, Romantic Igloo Plus, and Family & Friends Igloo for an additional fee of 20 EUR per stay.
Experience the beauty of Finland with your “Lappish” dog. Snow Igloo on Lucky Ranch is a gorgeous getaway in the province of Lapland. After snowshoeing through an untouched forest with a guide, retire to a unique snow home and snuggle up in a real bed. Then, wait for the perfect moment to sneak outside and witness the majestic Northern Lights. Guests are free to use the toilets, shower and kitchen in the warm house nearby. Self-service breakfast is available for humans, but dog food and other amenities are not provided.
Dogs stay for free at the Snow Igloo on Lucky Ranch.
Reach the “Finnish” line in style at the Kakslauttanen Hotel. Unlike regular snow igloos, these luxurious glass offerings allow you and your pooch to sleep under the stars. There are two different options available: Glass Igloos, perfect for couples or groups who want the full igloo experience, and Kelo-Glass Igloos, which combine the cozy warmth of a log cabin and unbelievable views of the Northern Lights through a glass dome.
Pets are welcome at Kakslauttanen Hotel for an additional fee of 25 EUR per night.
Iglu-Dorf Kühtai is the only Austrian pet-friendly igloo village across the Iglu-Dorf network. Located 2,000 meters above sea level at the beginning of the slopes at Austria’s highest ski resort, it’s a dream destination for powder hounds. After a guided snowshoe adventure with your pooch, snack on Swiss cheese fondue in the pet-friendly eatery during the day and marvel at astonishing ice art in every igloo by night. Don’t forget Fido’s blanket and bed, and be sure to clean up any mess before you leave.
Iglu-Dorf Kühtai is open Christmas Day through April. Dogs are welcome in the Romantic Igloo, Romantic Igloo Plus, and Family & Friends Igloo for an additional fee of 20 EUR per stay.
Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel
During the summer months, dogs are invited to embrace pod life in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel has taken the design of an igloo and reimagined it to withstand snow or sunshine. Located just 30 minutes from the Alpine metropolis of Geneva, this secluded village is an enticing prospect for outdoor adventurers. Stunning hikes, foraging trips and outdoor cooking classes await you and your pooch at this luxury eco-resort. While you meet other human pod guests, your canine companion can make new friends of his own. Flocon, the resident Saint Bernard, is lucky enough to live in these marvelous surroundings year-round and can show your pooch the ropes … literally. Visitors can enjoy the unique experience of being pulled up the mountain while attached to working dogs by sturdy ropes.
Dogs are welcome at Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel during the summer season for an additional fee of EUR 30 per pet, per stay.
Iglu-Dorf Zermatt is the third pet-friendly offering from the Swiss igloo specialists. Situated in the shadow of the magnificent Matterhorn, one of the highest summits in Europe and the Alps, this picturesque igloo village offers views of the pyramid peak from a sun terrace and from the village’s whirlpool. Grab a bite at the restaurant during the day, then enjoy a snowshoe hike with your cold-weather canine before retiring to your private room in the snow.
Dogs are welcome in the Romantic Igloo, Romantic Igloo Plus, and Family & Friends Igloo for an additional fee of 20 EUR per stay.
Eco-Bivouac Village D'igloos
The snowy mountains await four-legged guests at the epic Eco-Bivouac Village D'igloos in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of southeastern France. Stay in sustainable surroundings at this campsite devoted to preserving nature and celebrating the gorgeous region. Take a hike with your hound through the powder, then join other guests at the communal kitchen for an evening of laughter and food. If you don’t want to snuggle with your pup in the snow, book a cozy glamping tent with a mountain view instead.
Eco-Bivouac Village D'igloos welcomes dogs to stay for free.
Authentic Wooden House with a Real Snow Igloo
Book a stay at this authentic wooden house with a real snow igloo in Lapland. When 25cm of snow has fallen each winter, your hosts begin construction on the cozy seasonal igloo. Guests can enjoy a night inside the igloo under cozy blankets on a comfortable mattress, or just hang out inside for a few hours before returning to the authentic Lappish home. Warm up in the sauna and head outside for a northern lights display from the shore of the Kemijoki River that runs through the property. Finish off each day with a stretch in front of the toasty fireplace.
This authentic wooden house with a real snow igloo welcomes dogs to stay for free.