The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland brings winter to life with options that allow you to enjoy all that the snowy season has to offer. But that’s not to say there’s not more than enough to do during the summer as well. Any time of the year, the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort has plenty to offer.
Perhaps most novel about the resort is their glass igloos. As the name suggests, these igloos are made of glass, giving you an all-directions—left, right, forward, backward, and, of course, up—view of the world. This view is especially spectacular during the winter. Snow banks up against the walls of the igloo, providing an interesting and stark contrast to the warmth and comfort of the igloo’s interior. The glass ceiling opens up the night sky, which is even more incredible in Finland, where, for eight months of the year, they enjoy the first light show: the Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights). No worries about privacy, though. The igloos provide a private bathroom.
If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, you might consider the snow cave cabins. These accommodations are literally dug out of a snow bank. Even if the temperature outside dips below minus 40 degrees centigrade, the snow caves stay a consistent minus three to minus six.
There are plenty of other options for accommodations. Activities abound as well—caribou and dog sleds, ice and lake fishing, gold panning, hikes, sightseeing…the list goes on and on.