Sleeping in temperatures below freezing naturally places demands on your equipment, but you can influence a lot yourself with the right preparation.
When you check in to ICEHOTEL you are provided with a sleeping bag from Haglöfs. Here are some tips on how to prepare your good night's rest:
- It is your body heat that warms the sleeping bag, and creating heat requires energy – therefore do not go to bed hungry and/or cold.
- Choose the appropriate sleeping bag for the temperature and do not wear too many clothes in the sleeping bag. A moisture-wicking base layer in wool or polyester is sufficient, along with a hat and a pair of socks as required.
- Do not drink too much before bedtime. Your body uses energy to keep the liquid warm and it is both awkward and cold to have to get out of your sleeping bag every fifteen minutes.
- Choosing the right sleeping bag is important, but so is having a good sleeping mat which provides sufficient insulation from the cold ground.