What it is
A collection of glass igloos primed for Northern Light viewing, plus cozy log chalets and even a Santa-visiting experience.
What it isn't
Just for winter. Summertime exploits here include panning for gold and playing with husky puppies; in fall, you can hop on a Finnish horse for a free-range horseback safari.
What we think
If the very thought of glamping under a glass igloo high in the Arctic leaves you shivering, fret not: these are no ordinary igloos. The just-built Kelo-Glass igloos have cabin-like additions that are hewn of locally sourced Kelo pinewood, plus fireplaces, kitchenettes and even private saunas. (Their more traditional glass igloos have shared saunas and showers). We love their two Lappish restaurants, including a cocktail bar housed in a glass igloo and a subterranean restaurant with a fire flickering from within a sculptural “tree.”
You're here because
You loathe schlepping gear more than anything, and Kakslauttanen keeps everything you could need to rent on-site, including everything from snowshoes to wellies.
You told yourself you’d try anything once. Which is why you’ve found yourself jumping off a jetty into frigid water—before heating up the Finnish way in the world’s largest smoke sauna. Bucket list? Check.
Deliciously remote, yet only a 30 minute drive from Ivalo Airport; and yes, they’ll happily provide your transfers to and from the resort (just be sure to give them your flight info in advance).