• Doze off under the Northern Lights

    Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen

    Kakslauttanen Resort lies near the Saariselkä fell area in Inari, Northern Lapland. With 20 glass igloos, a glass tepee (“kota” in Finnish) and 60 beds in snow igloos, unique overnight stays are a given here. Marveling at the Northern Lights through the thermal glass of the igloos, lying in the comfort of your bed is something you don’t do every night.

  • Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen

    Kakslauttanen is situated close to the Urho Kekkonen National Park, a natural area highly regarded in Finland. Besides the stunning scenery and the Northern Lights, there’s a snow chapel, ice bar and ice gallery keeping guests happy and refreshed throughout their stay. The resort opens in December/January and stays open until April/May.

  • Aurora Bubbles, Wilderness Hotel Nellim

    The village of Nellim by Lake Inari in Northern Lapland lies amidst the most beautiful Lappish scenery. Wilderness Hotel Nellim’s Aurora Bubbles are terrific little heated pods for viewing the Northern Lights. The pods have a double bed and eco-toilet for staying overnight. Try also their Aurora Camp and Northern Lights search by snowmobile.

  • Eagle’s View Suite, Hotel Iso-Syöte

    Iso Syöte is the southernmost fell in Finland, an hour and a half from the city of Oulu. The Eagle’s View Suite in Hotel Iso-Syöte is a one-of-a-kind room with breathtaking views of the vast white wilderness. With a glass ceiling and a double bed, the Northern Lights won’t be viewed anywhere as exquisite as this.

  • Eagle’s View Suite, Hotel Iso-Syöte

    The Eagle’s View Suite is the crown jewel of Hotel Iso-Syöte. Besides this cosy lounge, the suite also features a jacuzzi, a luxury bathroom and a private sauna.

  • Levi Igloos

    These 12 rather luxurious igloos with glass ceilings are situated on Utsuvaara fell, 10 kilometres from Finland’s most popular ski resort Levi in Kittilä. One could argue they are the front row seats to earth’s most spectacular light show.

  • Levi Igloos

    The view down towards Levi village is amazing even without the Aurorae blazing in the sky. In addition to the glass igloos, Levi Igloos features the Northern Lights House, a villa for 4-8 people with two bedroom suites, a fireplace, a sauna, and a panoramic terrace with a hot tub.

  • Levi Igloos

    The “kota” at Levi Igloos is decked out with a glass roof and reindeer hides. Fancy a hot drink and a fried sausage with your Aurora Borealis?

  • Visible Through Most of the Year

    In Finland, nights are dark enough for Northern Lights viewing from late August to April. Seeing them requires clear skies and just a bit of luck. Chances of catching them get better the further north you go.

  • The Northern Lights Above Iso-Syöte

    Artificial light prevents Northern Lights sightings in cities and villages, and Aurora hunters are instructed to get far away from it. Seeing them both at the same time is rare even for Finns.

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Doze Off under the Northern Lights

In Finland, nature’s most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis, can be viewed in a range of purpose-built spaces from glass igloos to luxury suites.

The Northern Lights are visible on roughly 200 nights a year – or every other clear night – in Finnish Lapland.

The more traditional ways to go Aurora spotting are snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or snowmobile and sled dog touring.

If gazing at the dark sky in crispy winter air is not your thing, you can simply add comfort. See the slideshow above for places that have made it very easy to keep cosy and sleep well under the Aurorae.

Lapland

In Lapland, swapping the hustle and bustle of ski resorts and cities to the peace and quiet of the wilderness takes mere minutes.

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