FAQ's - Frequently asked questions

How is the Igloo village built?
All Igloo villages are completely rebuilt every year. Inflatable balloons are covered with snow, which give the basic shape of the igloo. We then add on Igloos one at a time until we reach the desired size for the village.
How are the Igloos connected with one another?
The entire Igloo village is built as a tunnel system, i.e. from the outside the Igloo village looks like a huge pile of snow with a few entrances. "Underground" corridors connect the rest.
How big is an Igloo village?
The construction and design of the individual Igloos vary by location. The typical measurements are as follows: the corridors are approximately three meters high and one meter wide. A sleeping Igloo is four meters high and four meters in diameter. The Igloo for guest activities has a diameter of 8-10 meters. The measurements can change during the course of the winter.
Can one igloo in an Igloo village collapse?
The techniques employed in igloo construction result in an inherently stable structure. Safety measurements are continually made, which offer information on the conditions in the different igloos to our experienced specialists.
How does the air supply work?
A large part of the snow itself is made up of air and snow is also permeable to air to a small degree. The sleeping areas are elevated and the nitrogen sinks to the floor. The entrance door is always open and the air can circulate through several exits. The rooms are very high and filled with plenty of oxygen.
Who may sleep in the Igloo village?
Everyone who feels healthy and can "endure" a bit of nature is by all means welcome! We request guests with existing medical conditions to consult their doctor in advance (in particular with regard to the altitude of the Igloo village).
Who takes care of me?
From your arrival until breakfast the next morning, one or several guides will be at your side to ensure your well-being. The Igloo Guide is also responsible for your safety, which is our main priority.
What is there to eat?
In Igloo Village you will have a chance to experience a traditional Slovenian sausage with horseradish on the side and fresh bread.
What do we get to drink?
The selection of drinks includes various teas, various types of punch (which can be creatively "enriched"), self-brewed igloo mulled wine, various types of beer, famous Absolut vodka and of course soft drinks for kids.
How are meals cooked?
All meals and drinks are prepared using a gas stove.
Can singles also sleep in the Igloo village?
Sure! Single persons can sleep in a Standard Igloo. An individual person could also sleep in a Romantic Igloo, but then must pay the price for two people in this case. Everybody is welcome!
Should I bring my own sleeping bag?
No, we will provide you with an expedition sleeping bag which is efficient to minus 30°C or more.
What temperatures should I be prepared for?
Generally snow has a temperature of 0°C and is an excellent insulation material. When people sleep in an Igloo they warm it up by approximately +2°C. The temperature rises by another 5°C when meals are being cooked. Outside it can become very cold after sunset, but inside the Igloo village the temperature stays at a constant 0 - 5°C.
Is there a toilet?
Yes, there are toilets.
Is there a shower?
There are no showers available in the actual Igloo villages. Using the snow to wash up a bit can be very refreshing.
What do I have to bring with me?
As a rule you should bring the following items:
  • Winter clothing (as for skiing)
  • Comfortable, warm winter shoes (e.g. softboots or moonboots)
  • Dry socks, fresh long underwear to change into or pyjamas
  • Towel for spa activities, swimwear and perhaps flip-flops for the sauna
  • A flash light if possible
  • Toothbrush – it is possible to brush your teeth although there is no running water
  • Cash to pay for items consumed at the bar and perhaps other merchandise (no credit cards)

An expedition sleeping bag as well as a sleeping bag liner will be available to you in the Igloo village! A backpack is the ideal overnight luggage (or a sport bag, if possible no suitcases with wheels).