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Stay in a glass igloo

Our verdict:

Gazing up at Lapland's spectacular skies is one of winter's most unique travel experiences, but it can be seriously cold. Unless you're sleeping in a glass 'igloo', where you can be warm as toast under a duvet, while watching the dramatic aurora borealis. Or to really experience the Inuit way of life, stay in a snow igloo - and try dog-sledding and snow-shoeing by day.

Recommended tour operator: Best Served Scandinavia

Best Served Scandinavia says

If you are looking for a short break which packs a real punch – a unique experience which is as dreamy as it is exhilarating – explore our Glass Igloos in Finnish Lapland.

These unique and awe-inspiring “hotels” with a difference mean that you can snuggle up in a cosy and comfortable bed  with only a glass roof between you and the stars – and, if you’re fortunate, the Northern Lights. There’s no need to strain your neck or feel the chill as you gaze up to the skies.

Levin Iglut is one of the most intimate options and it’s open during the Autumn Equinox (a prime time for the Northern Lights) as well as in the depths of winter.

You can choose between traditional snow igloos and glass-domed iglus at the contemporary Hotel Kakslauttanen  where a huge range of activities are also on offer. Try your hand at dogsledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skiing and a reindeer safari.

Muotka Maja Wilderness Lodge has cosy and rustic log cabins with glass roofs and is open year-round so you can also enjoy summer breaks in the land of the midnight sun. The Riverside Suites have a log fire and private sauna whilst the Aurora Bubbles have queen-size beds which are positioned under domed glass ceilings.

We’ll arrange your flights and transfers too – all you have to do is choose where to stay (our team has stayed in all of them so can help you with unbiased advice), lie back and watch the stars.

Check out our full range of Glass Igloo short breaks and other short break ideas in Finnish Lapland.

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