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 first 15 glass igloos were built next to Arctic SnowHotel in the town of Sinettä in 2014. After that the number of the igloos has increased during several building processes and at the moment the total capacity is 39 glass igloos with 127 beds.

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 360º glass roof multiplies your chances of seeing the renowned Aurora Borealis. Each 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.

Glass igloos are open for winter season 2018-2019 from November 16, 2018 until March 31, 2019. On Sep 29 – Nov 15, 2018 we are open on Fridays and on selected days – please contact us for more information. Groups are welcomed to inquire about other times.

Room types

There are two different sizes of glass igloo to choose from, to cater for different types of travellers.

Twin glass igloos are 20m² in size and suitable for 1-3 persons. Each glass igloo has its own toilet and shower as well as refridgerator, electric kettle, hairdryer. There are two twin beds as due to the motorization feature of the beds there can’t be a double bed. Third bed can be added as an extra bed.

Family glass igloo are 33m² in size and suitable for 1-5 persons. Each glass igloo has its own toilet and shower as well as refridgerator, electric kettle, hairdryer. There are 4 single beds in the igloo as due to the motorization feature of the beds there can’t be a double bed. Fifth bed can be added as an extra bed.

Included in the accommodation price

When staying in a glass igloo, breakfast is always included in the accommodation rate and is served at Log restaurant 7:30-10:00. If you leave before the breakfast starts, you can request for breakfast package which you can pick up from the reception before you leave.

Arctic SnowHotel is located just next to the glass igloos and the entrance fee is included for the guests staying in the glass igloos.

During the winter months, it is possible to borrow snowshoes, toboggans and kick sledges free of charge.

Finnish sauna is included in the accommodation price in common use for women at 21:00-22:00 & 08:00-09:00 and for men at 22:00-23:00 & 09:00-10:00. If you wish to book sauna in private use and try maybe also snow sauna and/or outdoor jacuzzi, that will be for an additional price.

If you don’t have winter clothing, you can also rent the whole set (jacket, trousers, shoes, hats, gloves and wool socks) from us for 20 EUR/person/entire stay at Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos.

Check Google 360 photos of our glass igloos;
Family Glass Igloo
Twin Glass Igloo