Glass igloos for watching Northern Lights in comfort
Hotel Kakslauttanen is the home of the famous Igloo Village with the unique Glass and Snow Igloos and the World's largest snow restaurant. In addition guests can enjoy all the other Lappish winter activities including the Northern Lights (Aurora borealis) visible generally from late August to late April. Surrounded by Lapland's exotic and stunning scenery, not only can guests sample the peace of sleeping in snow (the snow muffles sound, and provides a great night's sleep), the glass igloos are fantastic for lying on your bed at night, watching the Northern Lights in the warm.
Igloo living with both snow and glass igloo's available, offering cold or warm night sleep as required.
Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen offers 31 first-class log cabins, 20 fantastic glass kota igloos and their igloo hotel rooms.
Overnight in a Snow or Glass Igloo
Imagine you sleeping in an Igloo made of Snow. It is totally quiet. Lights inside ice illuminate the Igloo. These make the atmosphere so exciting that never get bored of marveling it, until you fall to deep, comfortable sleep in your warm down sleeping bag.
When sleeping in the Glass Igloos the customer is able to marvel the amazing northern lights and the millions of stars in the sky. The experience is also unforgettable when there is a snowstorm. Kakslauttanen is a very good place for seeing the Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis, as in the area there are not so many electric lights outside and it is north enough so that the probability of them is very high from late August to late April.
Igloo Village and Ice Gallery
In winter, from December until April, in the close proximity to Hotel Kakslauttanen is the famous Igloo Village. In the Igloo Village there are 20 Snow Igloos for sleeping and an Ice Gallery, Bar made of Ice, Ice Chapel that is extremely popular for weddings, and World's Largest Snow Restaurant for 150 persons. At the Igloo Village there is also five unique Glass Igloos, which provide a unique opportunity to sleep under the Lapp sky admiring the northern lights in a comfortable room temperature.
World's Largest Snow Restaurant
The Snow Restaurant is fully equipped with a kitchen and it can offer full three course dinners or lunches in a very special environment. The restaurant is inside a huge Snow Igloo and it is equipped with a seating capacity of 150 person in a tables made of crystal clear ice. The Snow Restaurant will be built every year and it is open from December till May.
World's Largest Smoke Sauna
We are the proud owners of the World's Largest Smoke Sauna beautifully situated by the icy pond overlooking the Igloo Village with room for over 100 persons in two separate saunas. Also ice swimming. In addition to the big Smoke Saunas, every cabin of the Hotel Kakslauttanen is equipped with a sauna.
Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen is located in the Saariselka fell area amidst beautiful Finnish Lapland scenery in the vicinity of Urho Kekkonen National Park along the road leading to Nordkap and the Arctic Ocean.
The closest airport is Ivalo Airport, about 40 km (25 miles) away. The hotel can arrange car or snowmobile transfers. For reference, Helsinki is 1,058 km (674 miles) away and the nearest ATM is in Saariselka village, 10 km (6 miles) away.
While some people will be happy to marvel at the amazing scenary, there are facilities for dog sledding, husky rides and snowmobile adventures.
Under the ice, the water of the frozen lake or sea always stays over the freezing temperature. This is nature's smart way keeping the flora and fauna in the water alive even in the winter. In Lapland people have taken advantage of this since the times began. There is nothing more relaxing than to dip to a little hole in the ice. It has been proven that this immersion has a healthy effect on your body.