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Staying in an Igloo to see Northern Lights!

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Watching free-flowing waves of vivid greens, pinks, purples and yellows dance around a star-spangled sky, it’s easy to see why the Aurora Borealis is crowned as one of the world’s seven natural wonders. There are many ways you can search for the Northern Lights, from night-time snowmobile safaris and husky sledding to reindeer sleigh rides and cross-country skiing. So, when the dedicated Northern Lights activities have ended, what better way to continue your search than with specially designed accommodation?

While watching the Aurora Borealis is magical in any setting, sleeping under the stars in a luxury, custom-made glass igloo is guaranteed to take your experience to the next level. It just elevates your experience by combining the luxuries of a hotel with the sheer magic of sleeping under the Northern Lights and the Arctic sky. There’s nothing quite like gazing up at the Aurora Borealis from your plush bed, with a wood fire crackling in the background and a steaming hot sauna at your fingertips. Covered in thermal glass, the igloos stay warm and avoid frosting over despite being located at higher altitudes with unbearable winters.

glass igloo hotels
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Scroll down for places that have made it very easy to keep cozy and sleep well under the Aurora!

Arctic Land Adventure, Finland

Some places change the way you see the world and visiting Kilpisjärvi in the northwestern Lapland is an experience of a lifetime. Tucked away somewhere in Kilpisjärvi is Arctic Land Adventure, which a mind-blowing mix of a traditional Sami reindeer ranch, and a luxurious glass igloo stay in the middle of the arctic wilderness. Here, you have the chance to see auroras from the comfort of your glass igloo, facing the frozen lake and incredible mountain views. Amazingly during wintertime, reindeer graze freely on the ranch, so you have an on-going display of these majestic arctic animals. The tastefully done glass igloos are fitted with modern amenities such as air conditioning, a well-equipped bathroom, a coffee maker, robes, internal heating system, and the stay also comes with an incredibly tasty Lappish breakfast to make your mornings a pleasant one. Relax in the outdoor hot tub or take an icy dip into the lake during the day time amidst sheer beauty. The place also offers a variety of outdoor activities from aurora hunting to testing Finnish winter sports and feeding reindeer to keep you occupied throughout the trip.

Cost: 450 Euros Approx. during peak season

Arctic Land Adventure, Finland
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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

At the Kakslauttanen resort, guests can sleep under the Arctic sky and experience the magical wonder of the northern lights from your bed. The resort has a handful of housing options, including log cabins with a glass dome porch, snow igloos, more traditional houses, and the glass igloos from above, which are available from August 20 through the end of April. It has five smoke saunas, two restaurants and access to ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in one of Finland’s largest national parks, Urho Kekkonen. In addition, you can take specific tours from the hotel to see the famous reindeer of the Lapland region.

Cost: 450-500 Euros Approx. during peak season

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland
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Aurora Canvas Dome, Norway

Turn your accommodation into an adventure by staying in this luxury glass igloo accommodation situated in a small pine forest a few kilometres from downtown Alta, right beside GLØD Headquarters. In Aurora Canvas Dome, you are so close to nature that you hear the squirrels and small birds outside and even see them through the big window. From late August to april, you can see the Northern Lights in the sky above you from your bed, if you are lucky. The dome is equipped with a king size, comfortable Wonderland bed, a table and two chairs and a stand to hang outdoor clothing. There is underfloor heating and a large wood-burning stove which keeps the whole dome warm. The bed has also an electrically heated blanket. The area is quite peaceful where you can explore the many mountain bike and fat bike trails, walk in the pine forest and mountains behind, or stroll along the banks of the Alta River.

Cost: 250 Euros Approx. during peak season

Aurora Canvas Dome, Norway
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Reykjavik Domes, Iceland

Enjoy spectacular nature from the comfort of a cozy with a soft king size bed covered in sheepskins, a burning fireplace. Admire the dancing northern lights and starry skies through the large windows, with Mt. Esja, the queen of Reykjavík’s mountain range, providing a stunning and often snowcapped backdrop to the north. Located 9 km from The Pearl, Reykjavik Domes provides accommodation. The property provides accommodation with a garden, barbecue facilities and a shared kitchen for your convenience. All units include a fully equipped kitchen, allowing you to prepare your own meals. And the best part, the hotel also organizes various activities such as glacier hiking, The Golden Circle, northern light tours, Buggy safari, snowmobile tours and a trip to the Blue Lagoon.

Cost: 300 Euros Approx. during peak season

Reykjavik Domes, Iceland
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Hotel Arctic, Greenland

Hotel Arctic, the world’s northernmost four-star hotel located right on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and well within reach for everyone who wants the experience of a lifetime. This is a unique hotel to see the Northern Lights and Icebergs form the comfort of the hotel room. The hotel allows you to explore the beauty of the North: icebergs, seals, and fjords. You can even take a helicopter tour of those Titanic-bothering icebergs. Their rooms are a work of Danish elegance, with blonde-wood furniture and soft fabrics. If you want to try out the Eskimo lifestyle, you can stay in one of eight igloo cottages that overlook the bay are accessible only by a boardwalk trail. Disko Bay views, a summertime terrace and Greenlandic cuisine can be enjoyed at the gourmet Restaurant Ule, and later you can unwind after dinner with a drink in the Ice Rock Bar.

Cost: 250 Euros Approx. during peak season

Hotel Arctic, Greenland
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