Glass Igloo Holidays in Lapland
On these Lapland glass igloo holidays, the magic of the Arctic doesn't end when the sun sets. By night, you could sleep soundly beneath the stars, or stay awake to watch the northern lights. And by day, enjoy wintry activities in the snow. Your package includes accommodation, guided excursions, airport transfers and more.
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About Your Finland Glass Igloo Package
Escape to the snow-dusted forests of Lapland, where you can go dog sledding and snowmobiling, before curling up in your glass igloo. When the skies are clear, stargaze from your bed and look out for the aurora’s natural light show.
When you book one of these Lapland igloo holidays with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:
• An authentic travel experience operated by a trusted local company
• A dedicated travel consultant who will arrange your entire tour
• Expert local guides to escort you on included excursions
• Stays in glass igloos and handpicked accommodation
• 24/7 phone support during your tour for peace of mind
Nordic Visitor has made it easy to plan your trip to Finnish Lapland. Begin your journey by following these simple steps:
1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip
Why Choose Nordic Visitor
Trusted local travel experts
Nordic Visitor has been creating unforgettable tours in Northern Europe since 2002. Book with us and a regional travel expert will use their insider knowledge to arrange your trip. Plus, you can relax on your Lapland tour, knowing that we’ve quality-tested every aspect of your itinerary.
Customisable tour options
These Finland glass igloo packages already include handpicked activities such as dog sledding and snowmobiling. But you can also personalise your trip with optional extras, including private sauna and ice fishing experiences. And, why not extend your stay in Lapland with additional nights?
Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.
You are in good hands
Experience Lapland with us and you’ll have access to our 24/7 helpline in case anything interrupts your travel plans. Whether it’s a weather event or an unexpected issue, give us a call and a travel consultant will assist you. They'll make sure to minimise any disruption to your itinerary.
Leave the planning to us when you choose one of these glass igloo packages. In fact, your dedicated travel consultant will book all your accommodation and airport transfers, along with any excursions. So from the moment you arrive, you’ll have a seamless experience in Lapland.
Full financial protection
With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded as we comply with European Union laws on Package Travel regulations. This guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event that the company experiences insolvency.
No matter which package you go for, you’ll spend at least one night sleeping in a glass igloo. And on trips with nights in Rovaniemi, you’ll get to pick the level of accommodation that suits you. Whatever you decide, you can be sure that each hotel has been chosen specially and vetted by us.
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Everything went smoothly from booking the holiday. I received emails explaining everything about the trip and also... read more
Everything went smoothly from booking the holiday. I received emails explaining everything about the trip and also answering enquiries I had regarding the holiday. Nothing seems too much trouble and I would definitely use this company again.
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Professional, well organised, friendly and extremely helpful consultant helped plan a holiday of a lifetime. Instructions were very clear and all activities were planned perfectly.
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Highlights of Finland Glass Igloo Holidays
Experience Finnish Lapland with a combination of expert-led excursions and free time to explore on your own. Venture to this captivating winter wonderland and you could…
Sleep under Lapland’s star-studded sky in a glass igloo surrounded by snowy forests
Marvel at dazzling ice sculptures on a guided tour of the Arctic SnowHotel
Chase colourful and awe-inspiring displays of the northern lights in Lapland
Wrap up warm and glide through pristine scenery on a guided snowmobile tour
Unwind in a traditional Finnish sauna and soak in the soothing waters of a hot tub
Meet friendly pups and find out how to mush a dog sled on a husky safari
Discover charming Rovaniemi, the regional capital, when it’s draped in twinkling fairy lights
Ride in a sleigh and head to a reindeer farm, where you’ll learn about local Sámi culture
Advice for Visiting Lapland
Prepare for your glass igloo getaway with these handy travel guides.
Accommodation in Lapland
Accommodation choices range from ice hotels to cabins, cottages and warm hotel rooms.
Northern Lights in Lapland
Lapland is an ideal place to see northern lights due to its location in the Arctic Circle
Frequently Asked Questions About
Lapland Glass Igloo Tours
You may want to know more before you begin planning your dream trip to Lapland. To assist you, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about visiting this Arctic wonderland. Read this handy Lapland Travel Guide for even more information.
You’ll find glass igloo retreats dotted across Lapland, an Arctic region that includes the northern reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway. While all of these countries have a few glass igloos, Finland has the most.
Although not all of these glass-domed cabins lie within the Arctic Circle, many are located within the “northern lights belt” (or “aurora zone”). This band encircles the Earth at latitudes of 65-72°N and is where most aurora activity happens. So it’s the place to be if you want to hunt for the northern lights during your trip to Lapland.
Many of Finland’s glass igloos, also known as aurora cabins, are located in Lapland. While you’ll find a few clustered in the far north, near Lake Inari, most are close to Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland’s regional capital. And this Arctic town has an airport, making it even easier to get to these dreamy retreats.
These Nordic Visitor packages include a glass igloo stay at the Arctic SnowHotel on the shores of Lehtojärvi lake. It’s located just 30 kilometres (19 miles) outside of Rovaniemi, so you can enjoy the benefits of the countryside while still being close to the town.
With panoramic views of the sky, a glass igloo stay makes for an extraordinary way to encounter the aurora borealis. Just imagine laying in bed, gazing through domed glass windows as the northern lights dance overhead.
What’s more, you can request to be woken up if the aurora appears, so you don’t need to worry about missing out if you fall asleep. And you can adjust the position of the beds for an even better view of the northern lights.
It’s worth bearing in mind that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon, so seeing them isn’t guaranteed. That said, if the skies are clear and aurora activity is high, you won’t find a much better way to soak up the beauty of this unforgettable sight. Learn more in this guide to the northern lights in Lapland.
Aside from the glass roof, these igloos are just like normal hotel rooms. This means that as well as solid walls for privacy, your glass igloo will have a bathroom, small fridge, electric kettle, toiletries and free Wi-Fi.
You’ll find that all of the glass igloos at the Arctic SnowHotel are constructed using thermal glass. Not only can this be heated to melt off any snow covering the view, but it keeps the warmth in.
Plus, you can adjust the temperature in your igloo to suit your needs. So however cold it might be outside, your stay will be cosy.
Find out what to expect when you step outdoors in this guide to Lapland’s climate.
The northern lights are active year-round in Lapland, but they’re only visible when it’s dark. This means you’ll want to visit Finnish Lapland when the days are at their shortest during the winter months of December to March.
As well as darkness, you’ll need high levels of aurora activity, low light pollution and cloudless skies. Luckily, come winter, you can encounter all of these things in Lapland.
In fact, the region’s position within the “aurora zone” means there’s plenty of solar activity, which causes the northern lights. And with less daylight throughout winter, the long nights will give you more opportunities to see them. Lapland’s remote location also ensures it won’t be hard for you to get away from any nearby light pollution.
Of course, the final thing you’ll need in your favour on a Lapland northern lights tour is the weather. While this is outside of your control, you’ll find there tends to be more snowfall, which brings clouds, during December and January. Meanwhile, skies are often clearer in February and March as it snows less.
When these key conditions come together, you’re in for a truly awe-inspiring experience. Read this article to learn more about the best times and places for watching the northern lights in Finland.
The cost of a glass igloo stay depends on the hotel and how many nights you want to sleep under the stars. But choose one of Nordic Visitor’s Finland glass igloo trips, and you can be sure you’re getting value for money.
That’s because these tours are packed with inclusions, such as accommodation, daily breakfasts, guided activities, some evening meals, and more. Not to mention the fact that you’ll have a dedicated travel consultant, who knows Lapland inside out, to make all the arrangements for you.
To find out exactly what you get with your trip, check out the “What’s included” tab on the online tour page.
While the northern lights are one of the top reasons to visit Lapland, you’ll find there’s plenty more to see and do here. In fact, getting festive with these Christmas and New Year packages is another popular way to experience the magic of this region.
Get inspired by these other things to do here:
- • Tour Santa’s workshop, have a festive feast on a Santa Claus Village trip
- • Whizz through frosted forests on these Lapland snowmobile safaris
- • Explore snowy Lapland on a husky sled tour with an expert guide
- • Sleep in a room carved from ice on a Lapland snow and ice hotel trip
- • Go on a reindeer sleigh ride and learn about the Sámi culture in Lapland
For even more ideas, read these handy articles:
If you’re not travelling to Lapland on a Christmas or New Year tour, you can choose from start dates between December and March. Some tours even have guaranteed departures.
The Christmas glass igloo trip has a set departure date of 23 December. Meanwhile, opt for the New Year glass igloo package and you’ll be able to pick from a handful of selected start dates in the run-up to 31 December.
Find out what dates are bookable for the trip you’re interested in by checking each tour’s availability calendar online.
These glass igloo packages have been designed so you can enjoy guided excursions while also having time to yourself. But it’s also possible to personalise your itinerary by adding more activities or extra nights.
This is easy to do when you book online. Simply browse your tour’s optional extras and add the ones you want to your itinerary. Take your pick from experiences such as ice fishing, relaxing in a private snow sauna, and chasing the aurora by husky sled.
Plus, on trips that combine time in a glass igloo with a stay in Rovaniemi, you can pick the level of accommodation that works for you. Explore other types of accommodation in Lapland in this travel guide.
For more information about tailoring your trip, or if you have something specific in mind, just ask your dedicated travel consultant.
It’s best to check what flights are available before booking your Lapland glass igloo tour. But we recommend waiting to purchase flights until your travel consultant has finalised the arrangements for your itinerary.
Once you’ve received the email confirming your itinerary, you can go ahead and book your flights to Finnish Lapland.
Although your glass igloo will be cosy, you’ll need plenty of warm layers when you venture outside on a Lapland winter tour. In the area around Rovaniemi, the average temperature between December and March ranges from -7°C to -12°C (19°F to 30°F).
To get you started, here’s a list of the most important things to pack for Lapland:
- Winter boots with good grip
- Down or synthetic insulated jacket
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Woollen or fleece jumpers
- Thermal base layers
- Warm gloves, hat, and a scarf or neck warmer
- Thin thermal gloves (ideal as a base layer under snowmobile gloves)
- Heat pads for hands and feet
- Warm socks
- Small backpack or day bag
- Reusable water bottle
If you’re taking part in winter activities that need extra warm clothing, your guide will provide insulated outer layers for adults and children over 4. Please note, this means 4 years is the minimum age for some Lapland excursions. And for activities available to infants (aged 0-3), make sure to bring suitable thermal clothing.
Get in touch with us, whether you’d like to know more about these Finland igloo holidays or are ready to book your trip. Our regional experts will make sure your time in Lapland is memorable, for all of the right reasons!
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