1. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Home to Lapland’s unique igloo village, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort lies high above the Arctic Circle in the heart of the Lappish wilderness.
Kelo-Glass Igloos Kakslauttanen’s sixteen Kelo-Glass Igloos combine the comforting warmth of a wooden cabin and the sensational skyward views of a glass igloo. Each cosy cabin sleeps up to six people and provides a winter home-away-fromhome with its own private sauna, bathroom and kitchenette. Regent Holidays’ 4-day Lapland Winter Escape at Kakslauttenen Arctic Resort cost from
£1,395 per person Including flights, transfers, two nights in a log cabin and one night in a glass-topped igloo on a half-board basis. Speak to a Regent Lapland Explorer about upgrading to a Kelo-Glass Igloo
2. Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
Finland’s northernmost province of Lapland is an Arctic playground where resident reindeer outnumber people. With a winter that lasts around 200 days, the northern lights can be seen painting ribbons of colour across the sky from late August until mid-April. Sitting directly on the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and official residence of the man in red. Whether you call him Santa, Father Christmas or St Nick, he’s here. Ideal for families, amenities are close to hand; the bars and restaurants sit in the compact centre while the countless winter activities wait in the surrounding wilderness.
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Newly opened in 2015, the Arctic Light Hotel conveniently located in the centre of Rovaniemi offers a luxurious combination of Lappish heritage and contemporary style. The hotel boasts five unique Aurora Rooms with wonderful sky-view windows – perfect for aurora viewing. For an extra touch of festive magic, a separate and cosy Christmas-themed cabin is available for four people.
£1,835 per person Including flights, transfers, excursions, three nights in a Wilderness Room and one night in an Aurora Bubble on a full-board basis
8. Muotka | Aurora Cabins INCLUDES EXCURSIONS
£1,640 per person Including flights, transfers, excursions, two nights in a Wilderness Room and one night in an Aurora Cabin on a full-board basis
Including direct flights with Norwegian Air, transfers and three nights in an Aurora Room
Including flights, transfers, one night in the Ice Hotel, one night in a Levi hotel and two nights in a glass igloo
6. Luosto | Arctic View Rooms
An hour from Ivalo – Finland’s northernmost airport – remote Muotka Wilderness Lodge, next to the arctic fells of Urho Kekkonen National Park, is in prime position for aurora hunting. Each igloo-shaped cabin has a north-facing transparent side to ensure the best possible view of the starlit sky and everelusive northern lights. Light the log burner and snuggle under the blankets for a unique night of northern lights viewing. Regent Holidays’ 5-day short break at Muotka Wilderness Hotel costs from
£795 per person
5. Levi | Glass Igloos
Let a panorama of a billion stars or, if you’re lucky, the northern lights, be the last thing you see before your eyelids droop. In Nellim’s Aurora Bubbles, nature’s greatest natural light show can be enjoyed from your cosy bed, protected from the chilly arctic temperatures. Set in a remote area surrounded by frozen lakes and snowcovered forests, bubbles come complete with an indoor eco-toilet.
Regent Holidays’ 5-day short break at Nellim Wilderness Hotel costs from
Regent Holidays’ 4-day short break at the Arctic Light Hotel costs from
£1,475 per person
For those looking for a more remote experience, fly further north to Ivalo or Kittilä where a short drive from the airport delivers unending Lappish wilderness. Here, isolation plays a part in providing the ideal conditions for aurora viewing, and the endless snow-covered landscapes are best explored by snowmobile or dog sled.
It’s now even easier to visit Lapland. Norwegian Air will fly direct from London Gatwick to the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi twice weekly from December 2017 6
4. Arctic Light Hotel | Aurora Rooms
Regent Holidays’ 5-day Igloo & Ice Hotel short break costs from
Including direct flight with Norwegian Air, transfers, one night in an ice room and two nights in a glass igloo
Watch the northern lights paint ribbons of colour across the sky from a glass-ceilinged igloo in Levi – Finland’s largest ski resort. Each igloo has a fully-equipped kitchenette, shower and toilet. At the centre of each is a motorised double bed from which you can watch the northern lights dancing across the night sky. Upgrade to a Premium Igloo for uninterrupted panoramic views across the snowy fell.
£890 per person
Nestled between the snow-draped trees of the forest, the enchanting thermal-glass domes of Kakslauttenen provide all the magic of sleeping under the night sky without braving the elements. Each two-person igloo is a cosy, private stargazing capsule with its own reclining bed, toilet and hand basin.
To book your Lapland winter escape, contact a Regent Lapland Explorer on 020 7666 1247
26 kilometres from Rovaniemi the glassroofed igloos of the Arctic Snow Hotel are far enough away from the bright city lights to enjoy fabulous displays of the aurora borealis. Perched on the shores of Lehtojärvi Lake, these cosy pods have electrically-heated glass ceilings and private showers and toilets. Request the hotel’s Aurora Alarm and drift off safe in the knowledge that you will be woken if the northern lights appear overhead.
7. Nellim | Aurora Bubbles
Regent Holidays’ 4-day Igloos & Auroras short break costs from
Finnish Lapland has a wealth of unique accommodation, from glass igloos and thermally-heated tents to ice hotels and traditional log cabins. We’ve put together a selection of our favourites – perfect for world-class aurora viewing in comfort.
3. Arctic Snow Hotel | Glass Igloos
9. Muonio | Glamping Domes INCLUDES EXCURSIONS
Travel to the far north to spend the night camping under the starry winter sky in the distant Muonio region. Don’t let ‘camping’ fool you, this is no ordinary tent experience. Shaped like an igloo with a north-facing transparent wall, luxury thermal tents provide a cosy base from which to lie back and watch the aurora dance. An open log fire heats each private insulated room and toilets, showers and a sauna are within walking distance. Regent Holidays’ 5-day Glamping Under the Northern Lights break costs from £1,470 per person Including flights, transfers, excursions, three nights in a log cabin and one night in a Glamping Dome on a full-board basis
10. Pyhä | Aurora Huts
Opening at Christmas in 2016, the brand new Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is the Grand Designs of Lapland holiday accommodation. Each private pod-suite, with its warm wooden interior and exclusive Scandinavian design, includes a glass feature-wall allowing unlimited views of the glittering forest and winter skies. Inside you’ll find double or twin beds, an en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet, flat-screen TV and espresso coffee machine.
Located in the middle of Finnish Lapland, only ninety minutes from the Arctic Circle, Luosto is a ski and Arctic safari resort in the heart of the national forest. Check in to an Arctic View room at the Santa’s Aurora Hotel. With glass walls and ceilings, these unique pods are designed in the style of a traditional Lappish hut. In the evening, retreat to your glass Arctic View room and watch the night sky for celestial auroral displays.
Double beds swathed in soft linen sit directly beneath glass ceilings in the wooden Aurora Huts, ready for bed-bound sightings of the northern lights. Brand new and perfectly suited for couples, these small and stylish huts come complete with private toilets, showers and coffee machines. Immerse yourself in Finnish tradition; steam in a log sauna before dashing to the Avanto, a hole carved in the ice for an arctic swim. Private sauna bookings are available.
Regent Holidays’ 4-day short break at the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel costs from
Regent Holidays’ 5-day Luosto short break costs from
Regent Holidays’ 4-day Lapland Wilderness Break costs from
£1,595 per person
£1,200 per person
£880 per person
Including direct flights with Norwegian Air, transfers, excursions and three nights in a private pod-suite on a half-board basis
Including direct flights with Norwegian Air, transfers, two nights in the Santa’s Aurora Hotel and two nights in an Arctic View Room
Including direct flights with Norwegian Air, transfers, two nights in an apartment and one night in an Aurora Hut on a half-board basis