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Igloo chic: the top 5 stays in glass igloos in Finland

Arctic dreams come true in glass igloos in Finland

Ready to swap your usual four walls for something a bit more … transparent? Let’s dive into Finland’s coolest trend – glass igloos. These are swanky pods promising the cosiest Arctic adventure. Think sipping hot cocoa under a blanket of stars and the Northern Lights performing just for you, all from the comfort of your bed. So, pack your thermals and your sense of wonder – we’re about to venture into the frosty heart of Lapland’s finest retreats. Ready to have your mind blown and your Instagram feed go wild? Book you stay now and let’s go!

Overview: Finland’s top 5 glass igloo stays

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Levin Iglut Glass Igloos

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

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Aurora Village

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Wilderness Hotel Muotka

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Pyhä Igloos

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Finland stay Northern Lights

What are Finland’s glass igloos, and what can I expect from my stay?

Finland’s glass igloos are a game-changer in the world of travel, flipping the script on traditional accommodation. Imagine a cosy, futuristic dome where the ceiling is a clear, unobstructed window to the heavens. These igloos are the real deal for chasing the Northern Lights or simply stargazing into the winter sky from the warmth of your bed. Designed with a blend of comfort and adventure, each igloo offers a front-row seat to nature’s most spectacular shows, all while ensuring you’re snug as a bug in luxurious amenities.

During your stay, expect to step into a bubble of bliss where the outside world fades into a scenic backdrop. These igloos come equipped with creature comforts that rival any top-notch hotel – think plush beds, en-suite facilities, and often a private sauna. But it’s the uninterrupted views of the sky that steal the show. Whether it’s the midnight sun painting the horizon in strokes of gold or the aurora borealis weaving green and purple ribbons across the sky, your igloo is an observatory and a sanctuary rolled into one.

Banish any thoughts of shivering through the night – these igloos are engineered to keep the Arctic chill firmly outside. Equipped with state-of-the-art insulation and climate control, the interior remains a snug haven, even when the outside is a snowy spectacle. Many igloo resorts understand that an extraordinary stay is made perfect by extraordinary food. You won’t have to venture far for a bite; on-site restaurants are part of the package, serving a spread that’s as delightful as your surroundings. From local delicacies that tell the tale of Finnish cuisine to international dishes crafted to perfection, the dining experiences are designed to complement your Arctic adventure.

Levin Iglut Glass Igloos Kittilä Finland hotel review

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Levin Iglut Glass Igloos

The Levin Iglut Glass Igloos, which are in the ski resort town of Levi, offer a luxurious setting for viewing the captivating Northern Lights. These unique accommodations, nestled in the midst of untouched wilderness, provide unobstructed views of the celestial spectacle, making them an ideal location for celebrating a special occasion. From September to April, the Aurora Borealis can be seen in Levi, providing ample opportunity to experience the enchantment of these elusive lights. The Levin Iglut Glass Igloos, outfitted with luxurious and comfortable amenities, are an enticing option for witnessing the splendour of the Northern Lights.

Levin Iglut Glass Igloos
Harjatie 4
Levi
Finland

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Finland stay Northern Lights

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Saariselkä is the ultimate destination for experiencing the Northern Lights. This small ski resort town, known for its stunning natural surroundings and peaceful atmosphere, offers a range of unique accommodations that provide unparalleled views of the Aurora Borealis. The glass igloo rooms, where guests can comfortably observe the Northern Lights from their bed, are a popular choice at the resort. We recommend opting for a Kelo-Glass Igloo, which combines the traditional Finnish “kelo” log cabin with a transparent glass igloo. The cabin portion of the kelo-glass igloo is made of logs, and includes a bedroom, living area, and fireplace, providing a cozy and rustic atmosphere.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Kiilopääntie 9
Saariselkä
Finland

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Aurora Village Ivalo Finland stay Northern Lights

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Aurora Village

Escape to Aurora Village in Finnish Lapland for an unforgettable Northern Lights experience. This location is high above the Arctic Circle and is known for being one of the best places in the world to see the aurora borealis. Stay in one of the 28 cosy cabins, each with its own space in the woods and a glass roof that allows you to see the sky from your bed. You’ll be surrounded by sparkling white snow, pure Arctic air, and roaming reindeer as you watch the Northern Lights dance and tumble in the night sky. Put on the provided snowshoes and take a walk through the forest for breakfast before joining the locals in feeding the village reindeer.

Aurora Village
Aurorakuja 38
Inari
Finland

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Wilderness Hotel Muotka Sodankylä Finland stay Northern Lights

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Wilderness Hotel Muotka

Wilderness Hotel Muotka in Finland is a romantic and idyllic retreat located in Lapland’s Taiga Forest. The hotel offers luxurious cabin accommodations with spectacular views of the surrounding wilderness, making it an ideal choice for couples or anyone seeking a peaceful and immersive nature experience. Wilderness Hotel Muotka is also known for being one of the best locations in Finland for viewing the Northern Lights, with Aurora Cabins and panoramic log cabins providing cozy places to watch the night skies. The hotel’s family owners offer a variety of wilderness adventures, including reindeer herding, cross-country skiing, husky sledding and ice fishing. The main hotel building also features a restaurant that serves locally-sourced, delicious food.

Wilderness Hotel Muotka
Muotkantie 204
Sodankylä
Finland

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Photography courtesy Wilderness Hotel Muotka

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Pyhä Igloos

Get ready to snuggle up under the Northern Lights in one of Pyhä Igloos’ cosy cabins, complete with a glass-roof right above your double bed. Located on the pristine Pyhätunturi mountain, these glass igloos offer the best of both worlds – close to amenities but feeling secluded in the peaceful Finnish wilderness. Not only are these glass igloos well-equipped, but they’re also committed to sustainable tourism, with ground heat as the core source of energy and solar panels on the roof. Plus, the walls are built using nine-inch thick certified local timber logs for a cosy interior and an extremely low carbon footprint. When you’re ready to fuel up, head to the restaurant just a five-minute walk away. This eatery offers delicious and locally-sourced meals that are sure to satisfy your hunger.

Pyhä Igloos
Kerontie 3
Pyhätunturi
Finland

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