I remember first seeing photos of the glass igloos in Lapland years ago and knowing we had to go there someday. Since then, these glass-dome structures have become increasingly popular in northern Finland. Undoubtedly some of the best ones are at Levin Iglut. Located outside of Levi, the hotel is only a fifteen-minute drive from Kittilä airport.
Each igloo has a bed, shower, toilet, kitchen and small sitting area. The beds are motorized so you can adjust the position for viewing the northern lights. Breakfast is included and served in their restaurant Aurora Sky. We ate dinner there one night and cooked our own meal over a fire in the kota the other night.
In addition to the igloos, they have the Northern Lights House, which sleeps up to six people. It wasn't occupied when we were there so we were able to rent it for two hours that day to use the private sauna and outdoor hot tub overlooking the fell.
I am glad we were finally able to cross this off our bucket list. Sleeping under the stars and watching the northern lights from our warm cozy bed is an experience we'll never forget.
Levi is Lapland's largest ski resort so naturally there are lots of winter activities nearby. We went on a snowmobile safari for the first time and it was really fun. Our tour took us to a reindeer farm where we went on a short sleigh ride and fed the reindeer. After warming up with a drink and snack, we switched who was driving on the snowmobile and headed back into town.