A night spent under the stars and Northern Lights in a snow or glass igloo is an experience for a lifetime. An Ice Gallery with sculptures made of ice, an Ice Chapel and an Ice Bar create a truly arctic feeling in this amazing Igloo Village.
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like wrapping up in a warm sleeping back, sipping on a hot drink and dozing off to sweet dreams in a bedroom made of snow? Nice and cosy, funny and exciting, or just plain incredible? Come and experience it yourself in the Finnish Lapland! People have slept in the snow for hundreds of years in the arctic areas in traditional snow shelters, such as igloos. Now you can do it in modern day style by staying at the breathtaking snow hotels of northern Finland.
Lainio SnowHotel in Ylläs
The Lainio SnowHotel in the western part of Finnish Lapland is located between two popular ski resorts, Ylläs and Levi, and only a 150-kilometre journey from the town of Rovaniemi, the SnowHotel is easy to reach. The Lainio SnowHotel opens 1 December every year. The nearest airport is Kittilä. The Lainio SnowHotel offers nights in rooms with temperatures ranging between 0 and -5 degrees. Sounds like a chill? Sleeping bags fit for arctic conditions guarantee that all guests will have an enjoyable night surrounded by pure white snow and ice. Decorations by local artists add to the atmosphere of the rooms.
Guests can also relax by a drink at the beautiful ice bar or sit down at the hot sauna, with the most courageous taking a dip in the icy water at an ice swimming spot. The Lainio SnowHotel is part of the Lainio SnowVillage that offers a wide range of fun arctic activities, including husky rides. For those looking to start their marital life in unique surroundings, there’s a lovely chapel for the wedding ceremony on location and a honeymoon suite at the SnowHotel for one unforgettable wedding night.
The SnowHotel and the SnowCastle in Kemi
The SnowHotel in the SnowCastle of Kemi, on the northern coast of the Gulf of Bothnia, guarantees its guests a memorable experience in the coldness of an arctic night.
Temperature in the hotel rooms is approximately -5 degrees, but visitors will be warm and comfortable in sleeping bags designed for extreme conditions.
Both children and adults will enjoy the unique atmosphere and activities of the SnowCastle, such as the spectacular artwork of ice and snow, complete with lights and sound effects.
Seaside Glass Villas in Kemi
Kemi Tourism Ltd.’s new Glass Villas with incredible view of the Bay of Bothnia offer a warm, cosy and unique accommodation.
Beautiful and quiet place is located next to the SnowCastle´s new location, just a couple of minutes away from the Kemi city centre. Cosy place to snuggle up and enjoy the nature’s incredible light show – the Northern Lights. Experience the Sea, Snow and Ice and get the direct access to the frozen sea with possibilities of various winter activities with a special twist like Ice Driving! Be amazed under the Midnight Sun in the Summer time. The sea is just in front of you – enjoy it.
The Arctic Snow Hotel in Rovaniemi in Finland is an entire world of snow, an experience destination that provides an exotic possibility to spend the night sheltered by snow and surrounded by picturesque and placid Lappish nature and to experience Arctic specialities, including the Icerestaurant as well as the surrounding fields of snow.
Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Saariselkä
Igloo Village Kakslauttanen is located in Saariselkä (nearest airport is Ivalo). At Igloo Village Kakslauttanen you can have your pick of 20 igloos, including a honeymoon suite, for your stay. For entertainment, enjoy a drink and a snack at the ice bar, visit the Ice Gallery for local art or throw the most memorable wedding or christening at the Ice Chapel.
The Igloo Village, located by the Hotel Kakslauttanen, is a prime spot for marvelling at the northern lights throughout the winter, thanks to little artificial lighting in the area and the Temple of Aurora Borealis, specially built for viewing the amazing natural phenomena.
Golden Crown – Levi Igloos
In the glass-ceilinged Levi Igloos or the subterranean Northern Lights House, you are surrounded by stunning fell scenery, and you can be part of the great glory of nature all year round. The constantly changing landscape spreads unobstructed before your eyes. The open skies, adorned with clouds, stars and magical northern lights, are your roof.
Experience the Arctic nature in a unique and luxurious way, only 10 kilometres from the bustling holiday resort of Levi. Envelop yourself in the perfect peace of the untamed wilderness, while still having access to local services.
Santa’s Hotel Aurora in Luosto
First glass igloos were completed in Pyhä-Luosto area. Santa’s Hotels has built 10 entirely new kind, lavishly appointed glass igloos in Luosto by Santa’s Hotel Aurora.
Santa’s Hotels’ glass igloos are intended for year-round use. The new glass-roofed, arctic view rooms offer a whole new opportunity to experience Lapland, the ever-changing nature by bringing it closer than ever. “Staying in these rooms a unique landscape of Luosto presents itself outside the windows every day in a new way. Northern lights, midnight sun, autumn colors and winter polar night are nearby and you can experience them while enjoying the comforts of a hotel room. Rooms are focused on quality and comfort. The decor has charming details such as reindeer skins. Glass igloos are not really igloo shaped, but Lappish hut style which are better suited to Lapland.
All of Santa’s Hotels’ glass rooms have fully equipped bathroom, toilet and shower. Just a few steps away from the glass igloos are Santa’s Hotel Aurora’s other services, such as reception, breakfast and other catering services. Santa’s Hotel Aurora has 30 atmospheric hotel rooms, all with bath, in addition to glass igloos.
Teepee Wilderness Camp
Luxury Action, the leading provider of luxury travel experiences in Finland and the Nordic region, has added unique, moveable, luxury wilderness Teepee Wilderness Camp accommodation to its extensive portfolio of exotic and unforgettable activities.
These heated luxury tents, modeled on traditional Sámi reindeer herder kota tents, can be erected in remote and private locations in the spectacularly beautiful wilderness of Finnish Lapland and any else in the Nordic region. The accommodation is provided with five-star comfort, including hotel-quality bed linen and private chef and butler services.
Although the wilderness environment is best appreciated ‘unconnected’, away from traffic noise and urban light pollution, Luxury Action’s experienced staff can connect the Teepee Wilderness Camp to WiFi on request.
Our crewmembers are always equipped with satellite phones, so connection with ‘civilization’ for any reason is always an option.
The remote setting provides the perfect conditions for viewing the jaw-dropping spectacle of the Northern Lights on cloudless nights. Finnish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to observe this extraordinary phenomenon.
The Aurora Dome – Spend an extraordinary night camping under the northern lights
A night in Aurora Dome is a unique way to experience the nature. The comfortable and warm Dome is a perfect place to enjoy the magical winter scenery of lake Torassieppi lit by the northern lights. The Aurora Dome is a round igloo-shaped tent with husky and reindeer themed decoration and one transparent wall. The Domes are completely insulated and a fireplace with an open fire gives out both warmth and comforting ambiance. The Domes are situated by the cabin village of Torassieppi on the bank of lake Torassieppi. The transparent walls of the Dome are facing north to insure the best possible view of the starlit sky and the ever elusive northern lights over the frozen lake. Mod cons e.g. toilet, shower and sauna are within easy walking distance. The Domes have beds for two but can also accommodate two extra beds.
Torassieppi is affected by only very limited light pollution and has an impressive Borealis-viewing record – although sightings can never be guaranteed.
Glamping is a globally well known in-trend that is rising fast all over the world. There are a couple of winter glamping destinations in the world but Aurora Glamping by Harriniva Hotels & Safaris will be the first in both Finland and in northern Europe.