Watch The Northern Lights From Inside An Igloo

by  Jennifer Bernstein | Mar 4, 2009
Northern lights above an igloo
Northern lights above an igloo / unaz/iStock

I've always wanted to see the Northern Lights, but staring up for hours at the Arctic sky just didn't sound like fun--until now. I recently read in The New York Times that Jussi Eiramo, owner of the Hotel Kakslauttanen, in Lapland, Finland, came up with the perfect solution for catching the Aurora Borealis. No more standing around with a stiff neck and freezing--you can view the Lights from the comforts of your private, glass-domed igloo--all while laying down.

Each luxurious structure (there's 20 that make up the hotel's Igloo Village) is built of special thermo glass, meant to keep the room at a constant room temperature, and come with two beds and super-warm down sleeping bags. In the morning, after a comfortable night of stargazing, warm up in the hotel's smoke sauna, one of the largest in the world.

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