Glass Igloos on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi

Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle, 71 luxurious glass igloos, are located at Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. This holiday village also includes reception and the Restaurant Arctic Eye (from Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus).

Santa’s Hotels’ glass igloos are intended for year-round use. The new glass-roofed, arctic view rooms offer a whole new opportunity to experience Lapland’s ever-changing nature while enjoying the comforts of a hotel room.

Welcome to enjoy Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, autumn colors and winter polar night in our glass igloos!

The 24 Premium Glass Apartments and Premium Lodge at Glass Resort, located in Santa Claus Village, are designed to combine Lapland tradition, modern comfort and the pure nature of the Arctic Circle.

The window walls and glass ceiling provide an unrestricted view of the northern sky and natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

The apartment interiors are decorated with Lappish handicrafts and Scandinavian design brands. Each apartment (44 m2) has a lounge, kitchenette and upstairs loft with glass ceiling as well as a private Hot Spring outdoor hot spa and a sauna.

Exclusive Premium Lodge (320m2) offers an unique setting for unforgettable group holidays. Enjoy a 10-person Sauna area, Hot Spring Spa Outdoor Spa, atmospheric fireplace, spacious kitchen and seating area and large windows for nature and Northern Lights viewing. The Glass Resort Premium Lodge is perfectly situated in peaceful surroundings while allowing full exploration of everything Santa Claus Village has to offer.

Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos Rovaniemi, located 25 min drive (30 km) from Santa Claus Village, provides the luxury of sleeping under a 360º glass roof and the unique experience of staying in a hotel made of only snow and ice. Transfers available from the airport, Santa Claus Village and the Rovaniemi city center.

When staying in the warm Glass Igloos the chances of seeing the Northern Lights are multiplied. Enjoy the complimentary aurora alarm and we will make sure you will wake up when the lights appear!

Inside SnowHotel (opens in December) you can spend a night comfortably inside a quality sleeping bag. SnowHotel also offers a unique ice bar, stunning ice restaurant and a breathtaking ice chapel.

A breakfast buffet and the Finnish sauna is always included in the accommodation!

Local speciality: during winter season you can enjoy a unique snow sauna!

Warmest welcome!

Apukka Resort Rovaniemi – an Arctic wilderness resort hotel in the capital of Lapland, surrounded by lakes and magical Lappish nature, just 10 minutes from Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi city!

A ‘bucket-list’ retreat quite unlike any other, Apukka Resort Rovaniemi is breathtakingly located in one of the most beautiful parts of the world in Rovaniemi – the official hometown of Santa Claus in Lapland, Finland.

Nowhere else does each season appear quite so beautiful, from nature bathing in autumn foliage in September-October to sparkling ice adventures and crackling bonfires under starry skies in winter. You might also see the elusive Northern Lights from September to early April.

There’s a wide variety of Aurora accommodations to suit single travellers, couples, families, and groups of friends.

The bespoke-designed Kammi Glass Igoo Suites offer a 360-degree sky view from your bed. The larger Apukka Lakeview Suites have glass walls to Lake Olkka and two bedrooms with a spacious lounge area.

The Aurora Cabins are classical glass igloos that, if lucky, will showcase magical Northern Lights dancing across the sky. With its heated panoramic glass roof, you can enjoy breathtaking nature scenes without built-up snow ruining the view!

If you’ve got an even larger group in Rovaniemi, Villa Apukka, a stunning house built in 1948, boasts three generous bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sauna.

Last but by no means least are the ‘Frozen’-style Ice Cabins in winter, created from logs of pure ice! Even though the temperature is between 0 and -5 degrees, you’ll sleep on a super-thick thermal sleeping bag covered with luxurious reindeer hides, so you’ll feel perfectly toasty.

And remember a marvellous array of seasonal adventures, including husky, horse, and reindeer tours, Aurora hunting tours, nature tours by efatbikes, boat, foot, and snowshoes, as well as snowmobile safaris, and sauna experiences.

What else? Restaurant Aitta’s 100-year-old timber log walls invite you to enjoy Lappish cuisine around an enormous stone fireplace. Pizzeria Kota offers Italian-style pizza with a Lappis twist by the open fire. Lobby Bar Riihi serves drinks and snacks from early morning to late night.

In short, to stay at Apukka Resort Rovaniemi is to embark on a unique holiday that will linger long in your memory forever after.

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