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Unique Places to Stay in Finland to Watch the Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis is one of nature’s must stunning and spectacular wonders.

Each year its popularity is increasing, with more and more people swapping beach holidays for some fun in the snow of the arctic circle with hopes at catching a, sometimes rare, glimpse of them.

Because of this, large numbers of luxury, creative and downright quirky accommodation offerings are opening each year.

In this article, we treat you to some of the best places to stay in comfort whilst waiting for the spectacle to begin.

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Arctic Treehouse Hotel, Rovaniemi

The town of Rovaniemi is known as the home of Santa. It is also the home to 37 luxury ‘tree houses’ offering exceptional views of the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own, well, tree house.

Each ‘house’ is actually a rectangular, box shaped room with an entire wall of glass pointing northward, creating a framed view of the outside.

Absolute bliss we would say.

The Arctic Treehouse Hotel is located very close to SantaPark, with just a 10-minute drive away from Rovaniemi’s international airport, so it is very easy to get to.


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Eagle’s View Suit, Hotel Iso-Syote

This suite is a one-of-a-kind. It is part of the Hotel Iso-Syoto, located an hour and a half from the city of Oulu.

The luxurious suite offers breathtaking views out across the wilderness through its glass walls and ceiling.

Not only does it have an exciting outdoors, the suit also boasts its own Jacuzzi and private sauna!

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Aurora Dome, Harriniva

This may technically be a dome tent, but fear not, it is well insulated and heated from a warm open fire. Think of this as super glamping!

This igloo shaped tent has one wall made completely transparent which faces due north, giving it the best opportunity possible to view the magical dancing lights.

The Aurora Dome is located on the lake of Torassieppi.


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Kemi Seaside Glass Villas by the Bay of Bothnia

Just a couple of minutes away from Kemi city center you will find Kemi Tourism Ltd.’s glass villas. These villas are warm and comfortable, offering stunning views of the Bay of Bothnia.

You have direct access to the sea and numerous winter activities. If you fancy something a bit different and a little brave, why not give Ice Diving a go?!


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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort 

If you have been following any travel blogs or social media pages recently you will certainly have come across Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort.

The resort features cozy glass igloos, a design and concept that has peaked the interests for travelers around the world!

The glass igloos give unrestricted views into the sky, so you can wait and watch for the northern lights to appear in the comfort of your own bed with a roaring log fire.

In the day, you can enjoy activities such as husky sledge safari!


With the growing popularity of visiting Finland for the northern lights, we are sure there will be many more concept hotels popping up with unique ways to experience the stunning phenomenon. We can’t wait to see them!


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