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A charming and magical igloo village, featuring fun, fondue and uninterrupted views of the sugar-topped Matterhorn.

Iglu-Dorf, a unique igloo village found on seven of Europe's most iconic ski slopes, was uniquely created by keen snowboarder Adrian Günter, with the intention of being first on the mountain each morning to find plenty of fresh flurries to snowboard in.

So it goes to follow that keen skiers, snowboarders, or those who simply love the enchantment of wrapping up warm and gazing at miles of sparkling white snow, will adore their time at Iglu-Dorf Zermatt, with igloos newly constructed every winter in a true labour of love, innovation and effort. Each igloo is beautifully decorated using a different artistic theme each year (Zermatt's theme for the season 2017/2018 is ‘Mythology').

Located on the ski slopes at an altitude of 2,700 metres, you're guaranteed the most exhilarating views of the soul-stirring Matterhorn, the iconic ‘Mountain of Mountains' that stands proudly on the border between Switzerland and Italy.

Zermatt is a car-free location where horse-drawn carriages and two feet are the most common forms of transport, so as soon you catch the magical mountain railway to the Iglu-Dorf, you will feel blissfully disconnected from stressful everyday life.

Once you arrive, you'll find that each unique igloo is a testament to cosy creativity amongst the twinkling snow. Featuring a dazzling array of mythological ice sculptures hand-created by artists, you'll feel as though you've just stepped into a fantasy world.

A series of corridors connect the igloos, which are privately secluded and available in an array of accommodation options. The corridors, igloos and public areas all feature low LED lighting, for a romantic glow by evening.

Along with a mountain restaurant and bar that's perfect for enjoying the views with a mulled wine or fondue feast!  

All that's left to do now is to choose your ideal igloo accommodation. The Standard Igloo is ideal for families or groups of up to six people, complete with high-quality expedition sleeping bags to keep everybody cosy. You'll find communal toilets at the centre of the igloo village.

Looking for a romantic hideaway? Then the Romantic Igloo, complete with snow art and luxurious lambskin-covered beds, is perfect for you and your loved one. For additional luxury, the Romantic Igloo Plus and Family Plus come equipped with their own private WC, while the Romantic Igloo Suite features its very own Jacuzzi!

If you're feeling inspired, why not create a unique Love Nest? Aided by an igloo expert, you can build your very own holiday haven in the snow.

Hot tea is served each morning, direct to your sleeping bag - can you imagine a more invigorating way to wake up? And of course, your holiday wouldn't be complete without a snowshoe walk and a session in the bubbling on-site Jacuzzi!

Follow up all that exertion with a welcome drink in the outdoor bar, as you take in the glistening panorama and thank your lucky stars that you chose to make Iglu-Dorf Zermatt this year's holiday destination - the first, you may think, of many snow-covered returns!

Things to note

Travel to and from the igloo village is not included, nor are any parking fees, mountain railway tickets or additional drinks above those stated in facilities.

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The basics

Region: Zermatt, Swiss Alps
Cost (from): £120 pppn (standard igloo)
Sleeps: 2, 4 or 6 per igloo
Bedrooms: Varies
Bathrooms: Varies
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 584

Facilities

Standard igloos sleep up to 6, expedition sleeping bags up to -40 degrees with inlet, including welcome drink, guided igloo village tour, guide instruction, fondue dinner, tea throughout the evening, Jacuzzi use, snowshoe walk, morning tea served to your sleeping bag, breakfast at nearby resort centre, igloo guide services.

Romantic igloos are as above in facilities but sleep 2, including snow art, sheepskins and Romantic Plus igloos also include private toilet, snacks and a glass of prosecco.  Romantic Suites come with private toilet and private Jacuzzi and artful decoration. Romantic Igloo Family igloos can sleep up to 4 and have a private toilet.  

Love Nest igloos are as per standard igloos in facilities but sleep 2 and include sheepskins, snacks and a glass of prosecco.

Local activities

Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, climbing, museum, viewing platform, walking tours, gorges.

At a glance

  • Unique igloo village with a range of accommodation options, annually constructed and located at the foot of the Matterhorn mountain, in the heart of the Zermatt/Gornergrat ski resort at an altitude of 1,600 metres.
  • The nearest international airports are Geneva, Zurich and Milan, all of which operate regular rail and road links to Taesch for car-free Zermatt. Here you will take the 30-minute mountain railway journey to the Zermatt/Gornergrat ski resort.
  • Please note that there is a steep 15-minute walk to the igloo village from the railway, which must be taken with a guide at specified times. Additional transport is not provided by the resort.
  • The temperature in the village is around freezing. Please ensure you pack plenty of winter-proof clothing and footwear in a backpack. Do not bring suitcases to the resort.
  • Expedition sleeping bags, fleeces and hot tea are provided, along with communal Jacuzzi use. There are communal WC facilities on-site (some of the igloo accommodation options include a private WC).
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