10 Tips for sleeping on a bed of ice

You may be a seasoned ice sleeper but just in case you're not, we suggest you read this. 

  • Photo courtesy of Ice Hotel
  • Off on a trip to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi north of the Arctic Circle? Winter adventures await - both outdoors and indoors - and here are but a few practical tips on how to behave in case you plan to sleep ...

  • A room in the Ice Hotel, 2015. Photo courtesy of Ice Hotel
  • (And why would anyone expose oneself to this ... ? Enogh people do every year:

  • 10 Tips for sleeping on a bed of ice
    1) Don’t shower just before you go to sleep, because moisture on your body can freeze.
    2) Change into dry socks before you sleep; warm, moist skin will give you cold feet.
    3) Make sure that you have selected a sleeping bag with a zipper that works; we guarantee
    it won’t be fun to fumble about with the zipper in your private igloo.
    4) Make sure that the sleeping bag is long enough; you won’t want to have your
    entire head exposed.
    5) Don’t forget to wiggle into the shroud-like inner-bag the Icehotel provides, which goes
    inside your regular sleeping bag; you’ll love it.
    6) Pull the zipper tightly shut so that only your nose is exposed, you can even pull the shroud
    up over the nose if you want.
    7) Don’t keep your entire head inside the bag, even if
    sorely tempted; remember, condensation?
    8) Wear long johns and a t-shirt to bed;
    morning clothes can be kept warm under your
    sleeping bag; the felt liners of boots go inside the bag.
    9) Above all, don’t share your ice-bed with someone
    who snores
    10) If you have to sleep beside a snorer because of
    marriage or bad luck, have a phone or iPod equipped with
    soothing music close at hand, to drown out the sound.