The Igloo Village of Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland consists of 20 luxurious thermal glass igloos. You can sleep beneath the stars without camping. The glass ceiling gives guests incredible views of the Aurora Borealis, whilst you stay warm and comfortable. This crystal clear view of the Northern Lights is definitely be on my bucket list.
About The Igloo Village of Hotel Kakslauttanen
Hotel Kakslauttanen is located in the wilderness near Finland’s Urho Kekkonen National Park. Finland has one of the Arctic Circle’s best views of the Aurora Borealis. This is due to a lack of dense vegetation, and no light pollution. You will get the best views of the natural light phenomenon during Finland’s winter. It may be cold outside, but these glass domed, thermal igloos offer a cozy home from which you can enjoy mother nature’s show of light.
The igloos are designed for 2 people and are small enough to be heated effectively without using too much energy.
While the Igloo Village of Hotel Kakslauttanen can’t guarantee a view of the Northern Lights, the staff keep constant watch over the prevailing weather conditions, ringing a signaling bell for visitors to look to the sky when the northern lights can be seen.
What is the Aurora Borealis?
The northern lights are one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Also called the Aurora Borealis, the light show is the reaction of the collision between gaseous particles from the earth’s atmosphere and charged particles released from the sun.
The effects are burst of colored light lasting from less than a second to nearly two minutes. The lights are visible from August to April. You can view at the best time in the darkness of the winter months.
Are you looking for a more authentic igloo experience? The igloo hotel also offers accommodation in on of 12 traditional igloos made of ice. These ice houses have an internal temperature of just -6 degrees Celsius. Pack your thermals.