Wednesday, 12 Oct, 2011 Environment

Igloo Village - Observe Aurora Borealis from a Hotel Room in the Arctic Circle


For those who wish to admire the northern skies in winter at night, designers created the Igloo Village. The beautiful, glass-roofed igloos that are a part of Hotel Kakslauttanen, have been erected in the Arctic Circle, next to Finland's Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Located in a green area and surrounded by snow, the Igloo Village allows guests to observe the Aurora Borealis.

There's a total of 20 glass igloos. Each one is made from a special thermal glass that maintains a constant warm temperature inside and at the same time prevents frosting, which means that guests will always have a clear view of the sky, despite extremely low temperatures that can drop down to -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit).

Inside one will be able to find a private toilet. Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy various hotel facilities like the world's largest smoke sauna that has its own restaurant; snow restaurant; ice sculpture gallery; Santa's resort and more.

The resort also allows its guests to choose among different village activities, such as cross-country skiing, reindeer sledge, snowmobile hire, ice fishing and excursions on a tourist icebreaker ship.

If you wish to visit the Igloo Village then it would be important to note that it is open every year starting December/January and until the end of April. In addition, it was announced that 33 new glass igloos are going to appear in the resort by autumn 2012.

[via Kakslauttanen]

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