It’s a unique concept, this glass igloo. You’ll know what an ice igloo looks like: interesting domed buildings originally built by the Inuit (also known as ‘Eskimos’, who are not actually natives of Lapland.) But these Finnish glass igloos at this resort are modern, built out of thermos glass, and offer comfort and cosiness. The beds are in the middle, so you always get a great view.
This popular accommodation in this unique village is made out of a special glass that keeps the warmth in and does not get frost on it, so you’re always assured of warmth and a spectacular view.
And one of the best things is that you don’t have to stay up all night in case you’ll sleep through the Northern Lights, as there is a constant watch for it and they sound a special alarm to wake you when the Northern Lights (also known as Polar Lights) are spotted. And then all you have to do is open your eyes.
If you’d like to spend the night in a glass igloo, head over to Saariselkä, beautifully located in Lapland. It’s in the polar circle and the resort is located about 40 kilometer from the Ivalo airport, which can easily be reached from Helsinki.
There is plenty to do here during the day as well. The resort is located on the edge of the Kekkonen National Park. You can head out on a snow scooter for a safari to look for reindeer, or you can spend a few hours (or days) on a sled with the inexhaustible sledding dogs. If you are after the quiet peace only a snow-covered landscape can offer, try the cross-country skis also available at the resort, and burn some energy that way.
More information: www.kakslauttanen.fi/en