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Experience the Northern Lights From the Comfort of a Glass Igloo

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(Valtteri Hirvonen)
(Valtteri Hirvonen)

 

One-hundred and fifty-five miles north of the Arctic Circle lies a luxury winter resort, tucked away in the icy Finnish wilderness. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is known for its glass igloos, which provide unobstructed views of the northern lights (the celestial phenomenon is active for eight months a year). The resort has recently expanded, opening 16 new Kelo-Glass igloos, which are a cross between a log cabin and glass igloo. All feature a private sauna, fireplace, kitchenette, and bedroom with a glass roof. Take in the enchanting beauty of the northern lights and the Lappish wilderness from the comfort of your own private hideaway.

(Valtteri Hirvonen)
(Valtteri Hirvonen)

 

The resort’s location provides access to a number of winter activities such as ice fishing; snowmobiling; downhill and cross-country skiing; horseback riding; and sleigh riding, featuring either reindeer or huskies (the resort has two husky breeding neighbors, so it’s a no-brainer). Kakslauttanen has a trio of “safari” deals as well: husky safaris, which include either a 15-minute ride or an overnight adventure; reindeer safaris, which provide a comparable experience but at a slower clip, with a guide from the local Sami tribe; and snowmobiling safaris, which offer the fastest (but loudest) option. The latter includes two options: a two-hour safari, with an outdoor coffee break; or a four-hour one, with lunch prepared over an open fire. If you’re craving a longer trip, you can book an overnight safari. Watch the video at the bottom to see more of what Kakslauttanen has to offer. Book accomodations here.

(Valtteri Hirvonen)
(Valtteri Hirvonen)
(Valtteri Hirvonen)
(Valtteri Hirvonen)
(Valtteri Hirvonen)
(Valtteri Hirvonen)
(Valtteri Hirvonen)
(Valtteri Hirvonen)