Located 15km north from Rovaniemi’s city-center and 19 km from Santa Claus Village, by the side of the Ounasjoki River, Nova Galaxy Village is a resort of unique Scandinavian style Aurora huts.

Activities such as husky safaris and snowmobile tours are available almost every day, and only to the guests of Nova Galaxy and Nova Skyland.

The village has only 10 Aurora huts for a more private setting, a reception building, its own restaurant for guests and other facilities for the safari activities.

Each accommodation can host up to 2 people and has a panoramic window from which you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding nature. Each Aurora hut also has a private sauna building with floor-to-ceiling windows. Nova Galaxy Village is a peaceful and secluded place where you can enjoy the beautiful nature of Lapland and get a chance to see the breathtaking aurora borealis, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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 is an Arctic wilderness resort hotel situated on the edge of Lapland’s capital. It’s surrounded by picturesque lakes and the enchanting Lappish nature, and it’s just a 10-minute drive from both Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi city.

We provide a range of exciting activities throughout the year along with distinctive accommodation choices, including the renowned glass igloos and breathtaking lakeview apartments. Whether you’re traveling solo, with a partner, family, or a group of friends, we have a place you’ll adore.

The specially designed Kammi Glass Igloo Suites  provide a 360-degree sky view from your bed, while the spacious Apukka Lakeview Suites  feature glass walls offering an uninterrupted view of Lake Olkkajärvi. These views are beautiful, whether it’s the autumn foliage in September-October or the snowy landscapes and starry skies of the winter season.

When it comes to sky views, our Aurora Cabins, designed as classical glass igloos, are ideal for witnessing the Northern Lights gracefully painting the sky with colors. A heated panoramic glass roof ensures that you won’t have to worry about any built-up snow blocking your view.

If you’re arriving in Rovaniemi with a larger group, consider Villa Apukka. This magnificent house, built in 1948, features three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a private sauna.

Last but certainly not least, we offer ‘Frozen’-style Ice Cabins during winter, crafted from pure ice logs. Despite temperatures ranging from 0 to -5 degrees, you’ll sleep comfortably in a super-thick thermal sleeping bag, cocooned by luxurious reindeer hides to keep you perfectly warm.

Alongside our accommodation, we provide a wonderful selection of seasonal activities, such as husky rides, horse tours, and reindeer safaris. You can also join in on our Aurora hunting expeditions, venture into nature on an eFatbike, or experience snowshoeing and boating. And of course, we offer snowmobile adventures and the delightful Finnish saunas – this is Lapland, after all!

And when hunger strikes, step inside the 100-year-old timber log walls of Restaurant Aitta to savor the delights of Lappish cuisine. At Restaurant Kota, you’ll be treated to dishes prepared over an open fire in an inviting setting inspired by the traditional Sami huts. For drinks and snacks, visit the Lobby Bar Riihi, open from early morning to late night.

Enjoyed what you read? Eager to learn more? We’d love to hear from you!

Visit our website at www.apukkaresort.fi and start planning your stay!