So after the lively Iceland adventure, I am writing about the unique Igloo experience we had recently in Switzerland.
I mean is that even a question. Who doesn’t want to live in an Igloo? It reminds me of my childhood (No, We didn’t live in an Igloo when I was a kid but we did read about it and was totally fascinated about it!). So when we decided to do something cool around valentine’s day, I thought about it. I read about it recently on Bruised Passports (I am a huge fan guys! Take my bow). Although none of us is a big fan of Valentine’s in general, but who gives up the idea of going to Igloo for that.
We decided to go to Iglu-dorf at Stockhorn. It is a comfortable 2 hour ride from Lausanne. We got down at Erlenbach in the Simmental train station and got even more excited when we saw such beautiful landscape. After roaming around in the village for a while, we took the cable car up to the Igloo village.
And hence we reached the Igloo village station. All excited and geared up! We walked for about 10 minutes down hill between beautiful mountains and lake (Yes! The Igloo itself is made on the frozen lake).
These igloos are made fresh every year from scratch. The process is impressive. They blow up the balloons, throw ice on it, like lots of ice and then prick the balloon and there is our Igloo (Of course it takes lot of finishing and checks and all, but you got my point). And the professional ice artists make the ice art everywhere. So cool! The whole idea is so impressive. Give it a try guys! It is totally worth it!
And now, talking about the artwork:
And surprisingly, we didn’t know there was a fire show planned for the evening. Was magical. There were so many people around who came for the amazing cheese fondue dinner and fire show. Igloo + cheese fondue + fire show, No complaints about it 😀
And then the snow storm started..and it didn’t stop. We were all ready to go to the open air Jacuzzi but storm was too strong (our bad 🙁 ) and we changed our mind.
It was cold! Really cold. And did I mention already, the beds were also made of ice. Check it here. Thankfully, we were provided super warm sleeping bags and were all ready to end the day. All smiles! The unlimited supply for hot tea helped a lot 🙂
We had a nice sleep (*Except, check PS). We were woken up by the nice staff in the morning with hot tea in bed and then we went even higher up (another cable car! Yooohoo!!) to get a nice breakfast from the roof top restaurant at the peak of the mountain. Superlative!
And then full with food, we realized we were ready to go back home now with this new feeling of accomplishment (and much more appreciation for the heated houses! :D)
The staff helped us a lot. They were amazing and took care of us in every possible way. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me. And, I would definitely recommend it to everyone! Go for it guys!
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*P.S.: The only worrying thing about sleeping in an igloo is peeing. Trust me! When you are finally warm and comfortable in bed and you realize you have to pee. It is the worst feeling in the world because peeing means getting out of your warm sleeping bag, wear the five additional layers again, two pairs of socks, shoes, gloves, caps etc etc and then walk in 2-3 feet of snow for about 3 minutes (feels like eternity with wind and snow striking your face), go pee and then of course coming back, undressing again and trying to be comfortable in your bed again.It is so funny today! Was not that day. But I knew what I signed up for 😀 Great memories!
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