Explore the wild Yorkshire moors, take a soulful soak beneath the Northern Lights or a challenging trek across an ancient glacier. Here are 5 truly magical winter escapes…
SILICA HOTEL, BLUE LAGOON, ICELAND
Set in the heart of a lava landscape, a ten-minute walk from the Blue Lagoon. The hotel offers its own private bathing lagoon, which is available for hotel guests every day from 09:00 to 22:00. Built in harmony with the surrounding landscape, Silica offers an oasis of calm, relaxation and healing.
ION Adventure Hotel at Nesjavellir, Iceland
Escape for a quiet, soulful soak beneath the Northern Lights, a challenging trek across an ancient glacier or a day of fly-fishing in plentiful icy rivers. Find it all at this achingly romantic, otherworldly hotel.
SWINTON ESTATE, YORKSHIRE
A magical, luxury castle hotel in the Yorkshire Dales, with fine dining, a cookery school, country club, spa and extensive grounds. 20,000 acres to be exact!
Arctic Bath in Harads, Swedish Lapland
Inspired by the success of Treehotel the floating open air cold bath is planned on Luleriver to be situated downstream from the bridges of Bodtraskfors. Arctic Bath will be a year round attraction, summertime free-floating and wintertime frozen on Luleriver. Activities include cold baths, different water activities, several saunas, spa treatments, reception, shop, lounge and restaurant.
THE ICE HOTEL, SWEDEN
The world’s first hotel made of ice and snow. Founded in 1989, it is reborn in a new guise every winter, in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi – 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. The Torne River, the arts, and creating a setting for life-enriching moments are at the heart of it all.
Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.