8 Best Glass Igloo Accommodations In Europe - Updated 2024

Deanna
Deanna 
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If traveling to Europe is on your bucket list, then step outside your comfort zone and make indelible memories. For a lifetime’s worth of natural beauty, here you can experience the Arctic wilderness. You can also check out its glamping spots if you want to reconnect with nature over a fun-filled weekend getaway. During the winter, you can also visit its top ski resorts and catch the Northern Lights’ spectacular hues from your lavish accommodation. Finland, Norway, and Sweden share a common border. These Nordic countries are great places to get acquainted with the dramatic scenery that Europe has to offer. Besides, the continent is also known for its cultural diversity and historical landmarks. If you’re traveling in winter and looking for unique accommodation, then check out this list of the best glass igloo accommodations in Europe.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 29, 2024.

Glass Igloos in Finland

1. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Igloos and Chalets, Saariselka, Finland (from USD 122)

Revel in the warmth of the wooden chalets and glass igloos of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort situated in the Finnish Lapland. If you prefer to stay in an igloo to see the Northern Lights, the thermal glass igloos of this resort are optimally placed to see the said natural phenomenon. The glass igloos come with a plush bed, while some also have a private bathroom.

The resort has six saunas with an open fireplace to make sure you’re perfectly cozy during your stay. Plus, igloo guests are provided with woolen socks and a hat. Active guests can indulge in snowmobiling, reindeer safaris, and cross-country skiing. Feeling peckish? There are two restaurants on-site serving Laplandic dishes.

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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort - Igloos and Chalets

Wifi Available

Address: Kakslauttanen

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna

2. Golden Crown - Levin Iglut, Levi, Finland

Some igloos are made of packed snow. Golden Crown - Levin Iglut, in the ski resort of Levi, feature fully insulated glass walls and tasteful furnishings. Each glass igloo here has adjustable beds, a private bathroom, and unparalleled views of the night sky. The suite glass igloo also has a hot tub, ideal for a romantic escape.

There’s also a wooden teepee hut with shared barbecue facilities. For a meal to remember, you can dine in the glass-roofed Scandinavian restaurant on site, which remains open from September to April.

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Golden Crown - Levin Iglut

Wifi Available

Address: Harjatie 4

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

3. Santa's Hotel Aurora & Igloos, Luosto, Finland (from USD 161)

Luosto is situated within the boundaries of Pyhä-Luosto National Park. Santa’s Hotel Aurora & Igloos brings you close to cross-country paths, ski slopes, and fishing spots in Luosto. Guests have access to a mobile app alerting the appearance of the marvelous aurora.

The hotel offers double rooms with a sauna and fireplace, spacious villas, and glass igloos with the Northern Lights alarm, a minibar, an electric kettle, a bathroom with a shower, and comfy beds. The in-house restaurants serve three-course meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

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Santa's Hotel Aurora & Igloos

Wifi Available

Address: Luppokeino 1

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Sauna Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Arctic Fox Igloos, Ranua, Finland (from USD 276)

The small town of Ranua in the Finnish Lapland is a remote area with a low population density. It’s the perfect holiday destination to get away from it all. If you’re looking for a charming glass igloo in Finland, Arctic Fox Igloos offers glass igloos with amazing views of Lake Ranuanjärvi. The accommodation also comes complete with a kitchenette, free wireless internet access, and a sauna and bathroom in a closed-in area.

During the day, explore Ranua Wildlife Park, which is just 3.1 mi (4.9 km) away. Safari trips can also be arranged by the hotel for an additional charge. The night sky is free of light pollution, so you can watch the aurora borealis in all its magnificence.

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Ranua Resort Arctic Igloos

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 5 Leirintäalueentie

Parking Restaurant Bar Terrace Airport shuttle Fishing Facilities for disabled guests Skiing

5. Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finland (from USD 3152)

Experience Rovaniemi’s hospitality first-hand at Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle, an igloo hotel in Europe that offers glass-roofed igloo accommodations year-round. If you’re a couple or a small family of three, opt for a premium igloo, as it comes with a sauna for extra warmth and comfort.

Guests won’t have to worry about carrying their luggage because the staff will take care of that. Pack light because there are bathrobes, slippers, and sleeping masks available for guests. Each igloo also has the Northern Lights alarm system. You can also visit the nearby Santa Claus Village or indulge in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and cycling.

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Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle

Wifi Available

Address: Joulumaankuja 8

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar Non-smoking rooms Skiing Family rooms Breakfast in the room

6. Ollero Eco Lodge (including a glass igloo), Rovaniemi, Finland

If you prefer a vacation near a private beach in Rovaniemi, book a stay at Ollero Eco Lodge. Ask the staff about the availability of the glass igloo, which is a separate structure from the main lodge and sleeping cabin. The igloo comes with towels, bed linen, complimentary WiFi, and a composting eco-toilet. It is usually set up on the banks of the Ounasjoki River. In summer and autumn, the igloo is afloat on the pond and accessible by boat.

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Ollero Eco Lodge (including a glass igloo)

Wifi Available

Address: 27 Olleronlammentie

Parking Sauna Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing Free parking Internet services Hot tub/jacuzzi

Glass Igloos outside Finland

7. Charming glass igloo near the Torne River, Norrbotten County, Sweden

If you’re yearning to witness the magnificent Northern Lights, this glass igloo gives you a nice view of the horizon alongside the vibrant Torne River. Each of the three igloos offers plush linens, a coffee maker, and a mini fridge. And as you wake up in the morning, the host greets you with a free breakfast meal for your daily supply of energy.

During the day, you can also relax outdoors and grill some hamburgers with the barbecue facilities provided. If you have a car, you can also use its free parking space for your convenience.

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Kiruna N, Norrbottens län, Sweden
37 reviews   Wifi Available
Dome 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy epic view amazing to look at the stars on bed
Cleanliness:
our stay was very nice - transportation check-in was smooth the igloo is very nice clean and cosy
Host:
the staff is excellent
the hosts were very friendly and service minded
the host was so nice and helpful
arne is a kind and generous host and the breakfast materials provided were delicious
such a beautiful igloo and nice hosts
Location:
perfect located next to the river and only a short walk to the ice hotel
absolutely amazing place and location we had a wonderful stay in beautiful winter weather
the place is very tidy well equipped and got everything organized you need for a delicious breakfast
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8. Trones-Eye, Trøndelag, Norway (from USD 238)

Situated on a peninsula by Trondheim Fjord, this glass igloo in Trøndelag comes with luxurious bedding and a heater to keep you snug on chilly nights. Toilet and shower facilities are nearby. You may ask the host about the breakfast and barbecue package if you wish to sample local dishes. During your stay, you will hear the water lapping the shore, birds chirping, and other soothing sounds of nature. Choose this glamorous glass igloo for your Arctic adventure.

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Verdal, Trøndelag, Norway
378 reviews   Wifi Available
Ice dome 1 Bed 4 Guests

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
trones eye is an amazing experience incredibly cozy and exciting to sleep under the "open sky"
we also ordered the breakfast and it was absolutely made with love and consisted of many delicious things
cozy place to enjoy a day/night of
the beds are super comfortable and warm
Host:
the hosts are very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay
massi was an incredible host thanks so much for all
massi was very helpful and always available
Location:
it is a wonderful experience the location is beautiful
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Stay in a glass igloo for a memorable Arctic experience

Igloos are traditional shelters in the Arctic region. To fully immerse in the Arctic wilderness, book one of the above listed glass igloos in Europe. Each igloo comes with a glass roof, so you can watch the Northern Lights while lying comfortably in your bed.

Frequently asked questions about glass igloo accommodations in Europe


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