Gaze at the Northern Lights from a Glass Igloo


Have you ever wanted to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Northern Lights, but didn’t feel like braving the cold winter nights? Now you can view the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) from a glass-domed igloo at the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland.

Snuggle under a thick down sleeping duvet and watch for the stunning light show that illuminates the sky from August until the end of April. Although the lights can sometimes be hard to spot, gazing up at the winter sky through a glass ceiling is an unforgettable experience. Each of the glass igloos is made of special thermo glass, which keeps the space at a constant room temperature, and come with two beds and a tiny bathroom. For a shower you will need to check into one of the main cabins that also have kitchens and a personal sauna. There are also 20 snow igloos on the property that fit between two to eight people. Visitors stay warm with down sleeping bags and the hotel even provides woolen socks and hoods.

The property also has a snow chapel, the world’s largest snow restaurant, a smoke sauna built for 100 people, and an eight-meter-tall glass tepee. Ice swimming and snowmobile safaris are among the available activities to keep you entertained after the lights have gone out. Rates for the glass igloos start at $280 per night and special package deals can be found here.

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