Ever dreamt of sleeping in an airplane or below Arctic skies? Europe houses some of the world’s most offbeat accommodations that promise not just a comfy stay, but a truly unique experience.

So, buckle up as we take you on a journey through Europe’s most unusual and captivating accommodation. Just remember that the ETIAS requirements are necessary to travel to many of these countries from 2024!


Teuge Luxury Airplane Suite, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Imagine having an entire airplane to yourself, decked with all the luxurious amenities you can think of.

The suite is housed in a grounded airplane and features a jacuzzi, sauna, and a mini-bar to keep you entertained. The cockpit has been transformed into a sitting area, offering a unique backdrop for evening relaxation. An experience that skyrockets luxury to another level!

V8 Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany

Automobile enthusiasts, buckle up for a stay that will have your heartbeat racing with excitement at every corner! The V8 Hotel in Stuttgart is a paradise for car lovers, offering rooms themed around various automobiles, with beds integrated into cars, and fuel station nightstands.

The hotel celebrates the region’s automotive history with a vintage yet modern touch, promising a vroom-tastic stay that you will cherish forever!

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Saariselka, Finland

Step into a winter wonderland at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland. This dream European destination allows you to sleep under the northern lights in glass igloos that give you close-up views of the phenomenon. Snow igloos are also available.

If you’d prefer a cozier berth, the resort also offers a range of other accommodations, such as log cabins and a traditional house fully fitted with antique furnishings. There’s also a wedding suite if you fancy a magical honeymoon in the land of Santa and reindeer.

Icehotel, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

At the Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi, every room is a masterpiece carved from ice blocks from the nearby Torne River. The ephemeral nature of the hotel, which is rebuilt each winter by artists from around the world, only adds to its charm.

Some highlights include an ice bar and a gallery filled with impressive ice sculptures. While the temperature inside the main hotel remains below freezing, traditional (and warm) hotel rooms and chalets are also available a short walk away. 

Sala Silver Mine Underground Suite, Sweden

Dive deep into the earth for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Sala Silver Mine Underground Suite,120 km northwest of Stockholm. Located 155 meters underground, this luxury suite offers a serene and quiet retreat in the heart of the earth.

Tunneled out of pure rock, but adorned with luxury amenities, the Suite’s historic silver mine setting and the many passages you can explore also add a touch of mystery to your stay.

Quinta da Pacheca Wine Barrels, Lamego, Portugal

A dream for wine aficionados, the Quinta da Pacheca offers a unique stay in giant wine barrels amidst verdant vineyards. The barrels are equipped with all kinds of modern amenities, promising a cozy and unique stay.

While staying in a giant barrel, you can immerse yourself in the region’s wine production culture. For a perfect blend of relaxation and indulgence, take part in the vineyard tours and wine tastings on offer to complement your stay.

H2 – Cave Hotels, Göreme, Türkiye

Göreme is a truly unique town in central Turkey that is known for its dramatic rocky scenery and its fairy chimneys. These are tall, thin, spires of rock, many of which were hollowed out in the Middle Ages.

These unique dwellings were used for homes and as churches for centuries. However, in recent years, many have been converted into boutique hotels. Apart from the appeal of staying in one of these unique structures, Göreme is also well-known for its hot-air balloon industry.

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