These heated glass igloos are the perfect place to witness the Northern Lights


This is what bucket lists were made for.

Hotel Kakslauttanen offers the unique opportunity to spend the night cozied in a heated igloo. But the best part? The igloo’s glass ceiling is specially designed to provide an incredible view of the beautiful Northern Lights.

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Located in the Arctic Circle, the work that went into creating this Finland resort, the first of its kind, took years of research and development. Much like sitting in a car with the heat cranked in the dead of winter, any normal glass igloo would simply fog over, ruining a stunning view. Hotel Kakslauttanen dove in and solved this problem by developing special thermal glass that stays crystal clear when when the outside temperature drops below -30°C.

In addition to providing what is, arguably, the best view of any hotel ever, each igloo comes equipped with luxury beds and a hot sauna. Need to wake up quickly? They have pre-cut holes into the icy pond right outside your door.

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Glass Igloos with Magnificent Northern Lights Views in Finland.!
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Of course, you don't have to leave the continent to see the Northern Lights: they're visible from remote, Northern locations like Montana, Alaska (lookin' at you, Aurora Borealis Lodge), or even Maine, Michigan and Minnesota. Canada has some especially excellent views of the Aurora, too: just check out this timelapse of Aurora Village in Yellowknife!

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