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Looking for a unique accomodation on your next winter getaway?
Iglu Dorf is a real-life igloo with six different locations on various ski hills and hiking areas! You can stay in this dreamy accommodation or the perfect stop for a midday break while skiing in Zermatt! I found this adorable spot while skiing in this area and it’s one of the best views of the Matterhorn on a clear day!
How to get there?
Take the tram from the center of town (right next to the train station) up to the top of Gornergrat. Then you’ll take the blue runs down, following the arrows to the igloo (as shown in the photos below from IkonPass). Personally, I only visited while skiing and listened for the music to guide me to the bar and hotel. Check out the map and more details on the Zermatt Matterhorn site.
If you choose to stay here overnight, you’ll receive a variety of benefits such as:
- Welcome drinks
- Sleeping bags that go to -40 degrees Fahrenheit
- Tea and breakfast
- And more!
When is the Igloo available to visit?
During the winter months, you can typically visit Iglu Dorf from late December to mid-April! These dates may vary based on conditions and other travel restrictions.
Cost and unique features:
- This unique accommodation has a higher daily rate with several room options ranging from about $550 USD – $1000 USD night.
- Not looking to stay the night or pay the higher prices? You can still enjoy this beautiful destination while on the slopes to enjoy some hot coco, snacks, go to the bathroom, and get an iconic photo with the Matterhorn!
A few things to pack:
- Ski Goggles (Blenders, Get $20 off!)
- Kari Traa Base Layers
- Nils Bianca Ski Jacket
- Nils Ski Pants
- Patagonia Glove/Mittens
A few things to note:
Since the various locations up or down the ski slopes, there is limited mobility to reach the destination, and transportation is not provided to get to the hotels.
I hope this inspires you to visit Zermatt, Switzerland during the winter months to hit the slopes, enjoy a unique hotel stay, and make memories of a lifetime! Looking for more details on Iglu Dorf? Check out their website here!