Glass Igloos

Blend into the Arctic night

Close to the Arctic Circle, next to SnowHotel you will find the tranquillity of the glass igloos. Staying overnight in a glass igloo feels like sleeping in the open, but inside the igloo it is just as warm and cosy as a hotel. The igloo village is set in an opening surrounded by pine trees, sufficiently far away from the city lights, making ideal conditions for watching the Northern Lights and enjoying starry skies. Have a good night’s sleep as the Aurora Alarm searches the skies for you: once the Aurora Alarm has woken you up, all you need to do is open your eyes, look at the night sky and enjoy the sight from the comfort of your bed.

Glass igloos

The glass-roofed igloos provide you the opportunity to sleep beneath the starry skies and the Northern Lights. Even though we live this far north, we can never guarantee the appearance of the Northern Lights. However, sleeping under a glass roof multiplies your chances of seeing the renowned Aurora Borealis.

The glass igloos are located in Rovaniemi on the shores of the Lehtojärvi Lake. There are two different sizes of glass igloo to choose from, depending whether you are travelling as a family or couple.

  • 34x Glass igloo for two persons (approximately 20 square metres)
  • 5x Glass igloo for four persons (approximately 33 square metres)

It is always possible to have an extra bed in the glass igloos. Each igloo has its own toilet and shower.

Each glass igloo is extremely well heat insulated to ensure guests are not bothered by the cold in even the coldest of times at night – the temperature is the same as in normal hotel rooms. The roof of the igloo is made from electrically heated glass, which means the glass will not cool the space; rather it maintains evenly distributed warmth while melting all the snow and ice off the roof to give you excellent view to the sky. In addition, the igloo has underfloor heating. The beds in the igloo are motorized, which makes it possible for you to easily adjust the optimal position for sleeping or viewing the skies.

The igloos also have

  • refridgerator
  • electric kettle
  • hairdryer

When staying in a glass igloo, breakfast is always included in the accommodation rate. You have the choice of either enjoying the sumptuous buffet breakfast in the main building of Lumikartano or you can order breakfast delivered to your igloo. If you want to savour breakfast in your igloo, please remember to order the breakfast before 8 p.m. on the night before from our reception. We will bring you the breakfast in the evening and place it in your refrigerator ready for the next morning.

The glass igloos are available from November 20, 2017 through to 31 March 2018. On Sep 29 – Nov 19 we are open on Fridays. Groups are welcomed to inquire about other times.