Visit Finland and Finnair are organising an epic expedition that will give a select few outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the wonders and challenges of the Finnish winter in a truly unique way. Their images on Twitter and Instagram actually inspired me to plan my trip for the end of March as well. Currently I am thinking about a 7-night stay in Lapland, some time between March 22 and 31, and was literally speechless when looking at these magical accomodations.
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
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.
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.
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.
Oh boy, it’s going to be a tough choice for me – there are soooooooooooo many beautiful places in Finnish Lapland. I guess, I’ll have to make my final decision based on my travel budget. :-) I so cannot wait to explore the polar night magic in Finland. <3