In the embrace of two remote lakes in the heart of an unspoiled Lappish Forest, Apukka Glass Igloos Resort is an exceptional place to search for the Northern Lights and discover abundant activities in the heart of nature. This seemingly isolated resort is just ten minutes from Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland in northern Finland, where guests can experience cultural tours, visit coffee shops and taste local cuisine at authentic restaurants.
From traditional family-style suites to modern glass igloos and Aurora cabins that bring guests closer to Lapland’s enchanting beauty, there are plenty of wonderful accommodation options to choose from. Constructed using only sustainable materials, guests can tick off some serious bucket list goals by staying in an Aurora cabin superior, with a heated panorama glass roof which stays clear of frost and snow. Another star of the show is Apukka's Ice Cabin, set deep in the forest and constructed from the purest Arctic ice. The log cabin maintains a temperature between 0 and -5ºC but guests will be kept warm with thermal sleeping bags on top of luxurious reindeer hides.
After sleeping under the stars, each day is the chance for a new adventure in the Finnish wilderness. In a land where reindeer outnumber humans, a popular adventure is a reindeer safari. For a more energetic excursion, there’s husky tours and snowmobiling adventures. Other standout activities include ice-fishing, guided snowshoe hikes and even a sauna and ice swimming experience at Lake Olkka. Following an adventure-filled day, guests can enjoy hearty dinners at Aitta, serving delicious Lappish food in front of the fire and surrounded by 100-year-old timber log walls and spectacular lake views. With Lapland’s long dark nights, the absence of light pollution, and vast, open landscapes, there are plenty of opportunities to see the magical Aurora Borealis between December and April, either on tours accompanied by professional guides or from the comfort of your bedroom!