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Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World

Unique Offerings Across the Globe

A view of the Northern Lights from Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Extreme Hotels in the World

Best Extreme Hotels Worldwide

With underwater hotels already a reality and plans in the works to send tourists into outer space, it sometimes feels impossible to find a truly adventure-worthy destination. But Planet Earth still has plenty for the intrepid traveler, as GAYOT's list of Top 10 Extreme Hotels proves. From glass igloos in far-flung Iceland to guest rooms around a bullfighting ring in a Mexican metropolis, each accommodation immerses its guests in a unique experience. Whether you scuba dive to your front door or reach it by way of a hanging bridge, we think you'll be impressed by the ingenuity, originality and yes, even luxury, offered by these singular properties.

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