Glass igloo under the Northern Lights

Stay at the unique Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finnish Lapland

A glass igloo to see the Northern Lights in Finland. Talk about a room with a view! You'll never miss the Northern Lights, and you won't even have to leave your bed. Visit the Igloo Village Kakslauttanen, idyllically located in Lapland.

It’s a unique accommodation, this glass igloo. You’ll know what an ice igloo looks like: interesting domed buildings originally built by the Inuit.  But these Finnish glass igloos at this resort are modern, built out of thermos glass, and offer comfort and cosiness. You are guaranteed to have a great view of the sky.

The view from the Glass Igloo at Kakslauttanen in Finland.

What does an overnight stay in a glass igloo look like?

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. While it can be minus 20 degrees outside. It is also remarkable that the thermo glass cannot freeze. Which guarantees the view.

The rooms are not extremely large and are mainly built around a double bed. You also have a shower and toilet. Most have their own sauna, or one close by. There is also a restaurant where you can have dinner and breakfast.

The Northern Lights in Kakslauttanen.

Chance of Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

In winter you have a reasonable chance of spotting the Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland. Especially in the months of October, November, February and March.

Keep an eye on the weather forecast in advance, so you know whether it is cloudy or not. And check the various websites for the Northern Lights, so that you know how strong the solar storm is.

It is also possible to get two separate beds.

By the way, you don't have to stay up all night. As in many places in Scandinavia, people regularly gaze at the sky here. As soon as someone sees the aurora,  a bell will ring. And you just have to open your eyes.

Visiting Glass Igloos at Kakslauttanen

If you want to sleep in a glass igloo, you should visit Saariselkä, idyllically located in Lapland. And above the Arctic Circle. Hotel Kakslauttanen is approximately 40 kilometers from Ivalo Airport. Which is easily accessible by plane from Helsinki.

Excursions during the day

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.

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