Enjoy Views of the Northern Lights from your Bed at the Glass Resort
We can all agree that the Scandinavians do cold weather right. Not only do they do winter fashion better than anyone, they also have some of the most breath-taking sub-zero accommodations on the planet. Something very much in that mould is the newly opened Glass Resort in Lapland, Finland.
Situated right next door to Father Christmas in the Arctic Circle, the Glass Resort features a set of modern glass structures decorated with stylish Scandinavian décor and large floor-to-ceiling windows so you can cozy up under the region’s famed Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.
Located near Rovaniemi, famed for being the ‘official’ home town of Santa Claus, the hotel’s cabins are inspired by Lapland’s classic “kota” huts, designed and used by the indigenous Sámi people who lead a nomadic reindeer herder lifestyle and sleep in portable tepee-style dwellings.
The Glass Resort’s offerings come with a little more space and luxury feel than those of the nomads, with Scandinavia-designed living areas, kitchenettes, private saunas, and hot tubs. Guests can also see the Northern Lights right from their beds thanks to the expansive glazed walls.
In the main building of the site, there’s a shingled dome which houses a two-storey restaurant which serves breakfast and Lappish-style fare, while stays at Glass Resort also include entry to the area’s popular Snowman World Winter Zone, featuring ice skating, snowtubing and a Santa Claus Village.
The Glass Resort in Finland is open now until the end of March with cabins starting at around £550 a night. Head over to the Snowman World Website for availability and more details.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for something even more secluded in Scandinavia, things don’t get more remote than the Arctic Hideaway located on the island of Sørvær in Nordland County, Norway.