Nowadays there are 30 glass igloo resorts in Finland. 80% of glass igloo hotels are located in Finnish Lapland, above the Arctic circle.
Best time to stay at glass igloo is from late autumn until mid spring - from late August till end of April. This is the dark night sky season in Finland when the Northern Lights can be seen.
1. Glass Resort
Luxury Snowman World Apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows, sky view, sauna and outdoor hot jacuzzi. 2+2 persons. Living area with sofa-bed, mini-kitchen, bedroom upstairs with glass ceiling, wc and shower. Apartments decorated with Lapland handicrafts and Scandinavian design items.
Resort is located within Santa Claus Village, in Rovaniemi. All kind of Lapland activities available on-site: meeting with Santa Claus and visiting Santa Park, husky farm and husky rides, reindeer safaris and short try-out rides just next to Santa Claus Office, snowmobile safaris, Aurora guided tours, Ice Bar and Restaurant, snow outdoor activities for whole family. Ounasvaara Ski Resort in 8 km - skiing and downhill skiing possibilities. Up hill spot to see the Northern Lights.
Only 3 km from Rovaniemi airport. Perfect location for short Lapland gateways or romantic holidays with easy access.
Santa Claus office - 150 m.
Santa Post Offise - 100 m.
Husky Park - 400 m.
Rovaniemi Airport- 2.6 km.
2. Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle
Glass-roofed igloos with the comfort of a hotel room: wifi, heating, shower, TV. Some igloos have sauna or an extra sleeping place (alcove). Sleeping masks, bathrobes and slippers are included. Each igloo is equipped with a tablet to contact the reception and receive Northern Lights alerts.
Breakfast is served in the on site restaurant Arctic Eye, located in the middle of the igloo area.
Igloo can be booked with activity package: Airport transfer; Complimentary welcome gifts; Dinner in the restaurant Arctic Eye; Guided evening walk.
Santa Claus office - 600 m.
Santa Post Offise - 650 m.
Husky Park - 350 m.
Rovaniemi Airport - 3.5 km.
3. Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
Out of the ordinary hotel near Rovaniemi for Lapland and Santa holidays.
32 Arctic Treehouse suites (cubic chalets with one panoramic glass-window side) and 5 spacious Arctic Glass Houses with private sauna. Each room has a view of the forest and even the Northern Lights if lucky.
Christmas theme park SantaPark is 200 m from the hotel. Exclusive private meeting with Santa and Elf Guided visit to SantaPark can be booked from hotel staff. Dinner with Santa Claus and his elves in a traditional Lappish hut deep in the Arctic Forest can be ordered.
Other activities: husky safaris and husky farm visit, reindeer farm tours, Finnish sauna experience, snowmobile safaris, Aurora guided tours.
Santa Park -250 m.
Santa Claus office - 2.2 km.
Rovaniemi center city - 9 km.
Rovaniemi Airport- 3 km.
4. Apukka Resort
Apukka is all in one resort for Lapland holidays and Northern Lights hunting. It has accommodation, activities and restaurant on site. The place has possibility to stay in normal hotel rooms and have 1-2 nights igloo experience.
Aurora Cabins for 2-4 persons with glass roof. Double bed and 2 extra beds under the glass roof, a private bathroom with a shower and toilet, minibar and wifi.
Atmospheric and fun Aurora Wagons - luxury mobile wagons specially designed for wilderness trips. Can be driven far from other people and lights.
Ice village on-site, free sledges, reindeer, 6 saunas, including an ice sauna, igloo sauna and movable saunas. A lot of Northern Light dedicated tours and safaris can be arranged.
Santa Claus office - 9 km.
Rovaniemi Airport- 12 km.
5. Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos
Glass Igloo resort with 39 glass igloos, snow hotel, ice restaurant and ice bar, Lapland Kota restaurant, Finnish sauna and snow sauna, outdoor heated jacuzzi.
Activities available on-site: snowshoe hiking, sculpting snow for groups, ice fishing, visit a local Finnish home, electric snowmobile safaris, feeding the reindeer.
Rovaniemi city center 25 km. Santa Claus Village - 35 km. Recommended to have a car to be flexible.
Small glass igloos with heated floors and thermal-glass roofs. Private bathroom with a shower.
Santa Claus office - 33 km.
Rovaniemi Airport - 35 km.
6. Lapland Igloo
Main advantage of the place is Ranua Wildlife Park in 2 km and reasonable price for glass igloo accommodation.
Igloo facilities: sauna, wood furniture, stone fireplace, WiFi, TV, tea/coffee facilities and a mosaic-tiled shower.
Igloo is located backyard of the Hotel Ilveslinna. Activities in the surroundings: fishing, hiking and snowmobiling. Restaurant at the hotel (closed on Sundays).
Rovaniemi Airport - 77 km. / Kemi airport- 88 км.
7. Arctic Fox Igloos
Igloos are located on the lake Ranuanjärvi. Peaceful shores, far from city light pollution. Each igloo has a view to the far-reaching open lake, and the northern skies, where the Northern Lights usually appear.
Glass walls and ceiling bedroom. Kitchenette with a table for two. The entrance, toilet, sauna and the washing room are in the wood-walled area of the igloo, facing the forest.
On-site restaurant with a bar. Breakfast included. For an additional charge half-board can be booked.
Activities like husky, reindeer, horses rides, snowmobile safaris, Aurora hunting, visiting the Ranua Wildlife Park.
Rovaniemi Airport - 80 km.
8. Santa's Hotel Aurora & Igloos
Glass rooms have fully equipped bathroom, toilet and shower. All igloos have northern views, which is ideal for watching the Northern Lights. The hotel has a unique Northern Lights alert system.
Santa's Hotel Aurora is located next to igloos. There is a reception, breakfast and restaurant. Hotel has 30 atmospheric hotel rooms with sauna and wifi.
Igloo hotel is located next to downhill slopes and cross-country tracks. Hiking tracks of Pyhä-Luosto National park area are next doors. Amethyst Mine is 5 km from the hotel.
9. Pyhän Asteli Aurora Igloos & Suites
Igloo huts with glass roof and a bed under the glass ceiling. Double bed, own toilet and shower, water heater, microwave, small fridge, some space for luggage. Some igloos can accommodate 3 persons (double bed + extra sofa bed). Shared sauna and the ice-hole for an arctic swim available. Private sauna use can be booked.
Restaurant on site and guided snowmobile safaris. Amethyst Mine 15 km. Reindeer and husky farm - 12 km. All possible Lapland activities available from booking office in Pyha.
10. Pyhä Igloos
Pyhä Igloos is a small design hotel in Lapland, Pyhä ski resort. Located next to center of Pyhätunturi, but still in peaceful area. Suits for active Lapland holidays with a chance to see the Northern lights.
7 Finnish and Scandinavian design igloo-suits. Each for 2-4 persons. Glass ceiling, motorized double bed + sofa bed, toilet, shower, TV and a kitchenette.
Breakfast is included. Northern lights alarm service available. Sauna and outdoor hot tub available for extra fee.
300 meters from ski lifts. Cross country skiing track 70 m. Snowmobile renting company 500m: ice karting, husky safaris, reindeer farm visit, evening Aurora guided tours can be booked there too. Scenic view from top of the hill. Good restaurants available.
Center of Pyha winter resort - 500 m.
Pyha snowmobile safary - 600 m.
Kemijarvi train station - 50 km.
Rovaniemi Airport- 125 km.