The First-ever Vodka Bar on a Glacier Is Opening in the Arctic Circle — Here’s How to Visit
Nothing goes better with a vodka cocktail than lots of ice.
And we’re not just talking about the cubes in your drink. A pop-up bar presented by Reyka Vodka is serving visitors truly ice-cold beverages in the middle of Iceland's Langjökull Glacier, Metro reported.
Ice bars and ice hotels have certainly become novel destinations for travelers who love the cold, so clearly the next step is having a happy hour on one.
The bar itself will be located at 64.565653°N, -20.024822°W, which is about 1,200 miles north in the Arctic Circle, according to Metro. This is also where Reyka sources its Arctic spring water for its vodka. The brand also uses volcanic rock filtration and a Carter-Head Still in order to produce its unique, clean taste, according to Forbes. Its distillery is also powered by steam produced by natural geothermal hot springs.
“Reyka Vodka is not just made in Iceland, it’s made of Iceland — so where better to host our Reyka Bar than at the very source,” brand ambassador Fabiano Latham told Metro.
One of the specialty cocktails that travelers will be able to try is the Puffin Collins, named after the brand’s animal mascot. The cocktail, a twist on a classic Tom Collins, includes vodka (of course), grapefruit, elderflower, soda and tomato garnish, according to Forbes.
The special experience will only be made available to a few vodka lovers who will be chosen if they sign up for an interview on the Reyka Vodka website. The bar will only be open for five days between Oct. 16 and 20. There is currently room on the waiting list to be interviewed.
But even if you can’t make it to the glacier, according to Forbes, you may still be able to sample these special cocktails once the pop-up goes on the road with a touring company. Dates for the tour are not yet announced.
More information can be found on the Reyka Vodka website.