Seaside Glass Villas in Finnish Sea Lapland is the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2017 Global Winner

Seaside Glass Villa is a unique accommodation and experience not only because of the villa’s special qualities but also due to the location. As opposed to all other hotels these villas are situated on the shores of the sea that freezes over during winter. There are not too many places in the world where the sea stays frozen half the year, and the ice-covered sea is within a walking distance from the city centre of Kemi, and a fun playground for both locals as the travellers. As an example the world´s only ice driving location on the frozen sea is in Kemi, Finnish Lapland.

Villas are also situated in the SnowCastle area so in the winter, right next to villas, rises the world-renowned SnowCastle of Kemi, by now the 23rd time. The Castle is built solely of snow and ice and it is truly an art-work of snow and ice. The Castle consists of stunning snow and ice sculptures, a huge SnowRestaurant, SnowHotel and SnowChapel.

Snow and Ice adventure available all-year-round

Villas are a Finnish design and constructed nearby the City of Kemi. They are mainly made of glass, including the roof. The guests can lie comfortable in the bed and observe the starry sky and the Northern lights through the roof. The other building material is Finnish quality log-wood timber. By the end of the year 2018 the all-year-round SnowCastle building will be opened in the area, where travellers from around the world can experience the adventure of snow and ice both in the winter as well as in the summer. There are no other places in the world where one can enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner by the ice table in the middle of summer! In addition to the all-year-round SnowRestaurant, the building will also include a warm restaurant as well as other various services of additional value to travellers.

Couple in seafront premium villa

Icebreaker Cruises and ice floating adventures to the Seaside Villa guests

In addition to the Kemi SnowCastle the city has gained great recognition for its Icebreaker Cruises. By now for over thirty years the Icebreaker Sampo has provided unforgettable and unique icebreaking cruises for travellers from 60 different countries. ”Customers staying over-night at the Villas visit of course both the SnowCastle and participate on the Sampo Cruises. The unique combination works well and has brought great praise from our customers. We aim to develop our operation benefiting from both the Lappish nature and the seaside location of Kemi year-round,” says Noora Barria of the Kemi Tourism Ltd. productions. “The villas have had great demand, and even the awards speak for the fact that travellers are looking for over-night stays of great adventure. The Kemi Seaside Glass Villa area will grow with additional five larger villas this winter”, Barria continues.

Seaside glass villas located in the snowcastle area

Hotels of quality service awarded by World Luxury Hotel Awards

The World Luxury Hotel Gala was celebrated the 11th time, this time in Switzerland in Europe. Quality hotels providing excellent service are awarded annually. The World Luxury Hotel Award is given in ten different categories of hotels providing quality services worldwide. The hotel is selected to the contest by customer suggestions. After the acceptance for the contest, the hotels are voted on the World Luxury Hotel web pages.

Service point and aurora show

Various World-class Awards to Kemi SnowCastle-area

The Kemi SnowCastle complex has received manifold recognition as a unique tourist adventure destination. A year ago the SnowHotel won the World Luxury Hotel Award as a unique luxury over-night stay adventure on a Global level, as on the other hand the SnowRestaurant was awarded for a unique restaurant experience on a Continental level. And now the Seaside Glass Villas, operating already for a year, brought yet another award to Kemi on a Global level. The hotel won in the category of Luxury Small Hotels. The Villas, as also the SnowHotel, won the award as Eco/Luxury-Hotel on earth-level also. ”The excellent contribution of the whole personnel is rewarded once again,” delights Susanna Koutonen, the Chief Executive of the Kemi Tourism Ltd. ”We have listened carefully to our customers, and developed our service products according to their wishes. We offer unique adventures combining the elements of the sea, snow and ice.”

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Kemi Tourism Ltd. operate the Arctic Icebreaker Sampo, the SnowCastle, Kemi Gemstone Gallery and Santa´s Seaside Office. The business idea is to produce and develop tourism in Sea-Lapland area.

Kemi Tourism Ltd. offers unique experiences that will keep you coming back for more. Both the world-famous Arctic Icebreaker Sampo and the SnowCastle, the artwork of ice and snow can be found from city of Kemi which is the excellent alternative as a winter travel destination. The products are suitable for FIT, Groups and also incentives – from a day trip to a programme for a several days.

Experience the Arctic Freedom – Sea, Snow and Ice