I genuinely didn’t mean that pun in the headline.
It’s no secret to say that 2019 is very much the year of Game Of Thrones. Fan theories here, teaser trailers there; it’s impossible to avoid and I genuinely feel sorry for those people that don’t watch it.
But on the other hand they really should have listened to people when they told them to watch it so really they only have themselves to blame.
Anyway, winter has well and truly come (that sounds wrong) for fans of HBO’s hit series as you can now stay in a Game of Thrones themed ice hotel, 120 miles above the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.
Built in collaboration with HBO Nordic at the Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, the 30-room hotel has been sculpted and carved from 20 million kilos of snow and 350,000 kilos of crystal clear natural ice.
The village includes a hotel, restaurants, bars and ice rides as well as various GoT related items such as a life-size iron throne, a weird Braavosi Hall of Faces and a glowing blue eyed white walker.
Oh, and get this: you can even get married there.
The hotel was designed by sculptors from Russia, Poland, Latvia and Ukraine who advise visitors to only stay for one night as temperatures can reach -5 degrees.
Plus the beds are made of ice too so that might not be good for consummating the marriage.
The hotel is situated deep in the western regions of Finnish Lapland and is a short transfer from Kittilä airport which is a 90-minute flight from the capital, Helsinki.
A stay doesn’t come cheap though: prices for a night range from £220 all the way up to £360 and beyond, so you better get saving those pennies.
For the rest of us who can’t afford that/don’t want to freeze our arses off, we’ll just have to wait until April 14th/15th to watch the series from the comfort of our own warm homes.
Which sits perfectly with me I have to say.