Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen, Finland
As cool places to stay and see the Northern lights go, it would be difficult to match the uniqueness and beauty you will find at the Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finland. Surrounded by Lapland's exotic and stunning scenery, the igloo village is located in the Saariselka fell area amidst beautiful Finnish Lapland scenery. When sleeping in a glass igloo you can marvel the amazing northern lights and the millions of stars in the sky. The experience is also unforgettable when there is a snowstorm. Don't worry, special thermo glass prevents the igloos frosting up to ensure clear views and a warm interior.
Just look at these pictures to see how stunning this place is...
Imagine yourself sleeping in an Igloo made of Snow. It's totally quiet. Lights inside ice illuminate the Igloo. These make the atmosphere so exciting that never get bored of marvelling it, until you fall to deep, comfortable sleep in your warm down sleeping bag.
The sparse trees and complete lack of light pollution reveal millions of stars each night, and during the peak winter months the location offers incredible views of the Northern Lights.
Each glass igloo is fitted with thermal glass walls and ceilings, that insulate the interior to keep it warm and cozy at night. The glass also contains a frost preventative, maintaining crystal clear panoramic views even when temperatures outside drop to -22 degrees fahrenheit. Fitted for two people, the igloos are small enough to be efficiently heated without consuming too much energy.
One of the world’s seven natural wonders, Aurora Borealis results from the collision of gaseous particles from the earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun. The resulting burst of colored light can last from less than a second to nearly two minutes. Though the lights are visible from August to April, the peak viewing time is in the darkness of the winter months.
Although the hotel does not guarantee a view of the Northern Lights, they keep constant watch over the weather conditions and ring a signaling bell for visitors to look to the sky when the phenomenon is visible.
The main hotel also includes the world’s largest smoke sauna complete with its own restaurant, and an ice bar and snow chapel that is built fresh every winter.