Igloo Stays for Wintry Escapes

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Winter can feel a little bleak with dark days and chilly climes, but sometimes the best way to deal with it is to embrace it. These igloo escapes in northern Europe will see you experiencing winter to its fullest—they’re in locations that receive a lot of snow, and where nightfall descends early, but that’s exactly what makes these stays so charming. You’ll feel totally away from it all as you gaze up at the stars from your tiny snug, it’s hard to imagine your everyday worries from here.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Kakslauttanen, Finland

The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort lies just 200 miles from the Arctic Circle, giving you a very good chance of spotting the northern lights during winter months. The resort itself is expansive with activities such as horse riding, reindeer-led sleigh rides and snowmobiles all available onsite. The fanciest of the igloos come with their very own sauna, so you’ll be able to warm up quickly after those chilly adventures.

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Ollero Eco Lodge, Rovaniemi, Finland

The Ollero Eco Lodge was one of the most remote igloo stays that we came across. Instead of being part of a wider complex, it’s a standalone lodging, meaning that there’s a real sense of tranquility here. Hiring the lodge gives you sole access to a two-bedroom sleeping cabin, a lodge with dining facilities and lounge, and a glass-sided igloo. Having this much space means that it’s a great place to come as a family or a small group of friends.

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Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos, Sinettä, Finland

This resort pairs the tranquility of staying in a glass-topped igloo with the challenge of sleeping in a snow hotel. Sleeping in the snow is only recommended for one night, because as expected, it’s really rather chilly. Guests then tend to transfer on to the igloos, which are considerably more snug with their own en suite facilities and most importantly, heating. It’s a well-equipped spot with three restaurants and an ice bar on site, when it comes to activities, there’s ice skating and snow shoeing on hand.

The hotel operates an alarm system which means you’ll never miss out on the chance to spot the northern lights.

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Holiday Village, Inari, Finland

Perched on the cusp of Lake Inari, the aurora cabins are a great spot from which to spy the northern lights. Inari is rugged and beautiful, and yet, while the main focus is on the natural surrounds, there’s also the chance here to learn about the history and the culture of the Sámi people at the The Sámi Museum and Nature Centre.

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Aurora River Camp, Kiruna, Sweden

The Aurora River Camp is only a 15-minute drive from Kiruna Airport making it one of the easiest of the igloos to get to. Once there, you’ll still feel as though you’re totally remote though, which is just what this sort of stay is all about. The camp was totally renovated in 2022, meaning that you’ll have all the luxuries that you expect from modern travel while being in the midst of nature.

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