The igloo hotels of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
In a few weeks I will visit the “Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort” in Finland during the day. Known for the glass igloos that are scattered around where you can spend the night. A truly unique experience to enjoy the blue-green strips in the sky from under the covers should the northern lights appear. Together with the Ice Hotel in Sweden, perhaps the best known resorts in Lapland. The appeal of an overnight stay in an igloo among the trees is enormous. Tourism is booming in the land of Santaclaus.
Northern lights in your bedroom
By the way, many travelers agree: the view during the day is already special, but especially when the sky is lit up at night by the dancing fire of the magical polar lights that when you enter your bedroom. For many a stay is therefore right on the bucket list. Since the above photo was published in 2017 and went viral, you have to go deep in the pouch in 2018 for a night in which you want to stay awake … But if you unexpectedly want to use the toilet in the middle of the night then you have a problem, it is not there. You will have to brave a walk through extreme cold and snow to get to the toilet in the hotel. Succes.
The resort is 250 km north of the Arctic Circle and a few km away from the village of Saariselkä. A popular ski area half an hour from Ivalo. Here you will find favorable snow conditions, beautiful cross-country trails and the location between the mountains Kaunispää and Iisakkipää is idyllic. As a true nature lover, I will also visit Urho Kekkonen National Park, the largest park in Finland and visit Inarijärvi by snowmobile. The second largest lake in Finland. Time to discover the land of a thousand lakes!
Photo from website Kakslauttanen.fi