6 Best Glass Igloo Hotels In Rovaniemi, Finland - Updated 2024

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Ever fancied paying a visit to Santa Claus’ official hometown in the Arctic Circle? If you answered yes, then a trip to the Finnish city of Rovaniemi should be on your bucket list. Rovaniemi is Lapland’s capital and this charming city is ideal for viewing the spectacular Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. This Finnish city is a popular pick with travelers willing to brave low temperatures. While Rovaniemi is best known as Santa’s hometown, this modern city has quite a few things for travelers to indulge in. One of the best things to do include visiting the Science Center Pilke which has plenty of engaging and interactive exhibits . You will also learn about the Arctic region at the Arktikum. Go on a sleigh ride, build snowmen, or have an authentic experience of staying in an igloo. Check out the list of the best glass igloo hotels in Rovaniemi, Finland.

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 June 15, 2024.

1. Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle (from USD 3152)

This charming and stylish hotel is perfect for soaking up the authentic Arctic feel and is located close to central Rovaniemi. Guests can rent glass-roofed igloos that are air-conditioned. You also have a private bathroom that boasts a rain shower. And, just so guests don’t miss out on the Northern Lights, the room has a tablet via which you can contact the front desk to get updates. You get free Wi-Fi, and heating is also available.

Guests would be able to take their pick from various types of glass igloos at this property. Choose from Premium Igloo, Premium Igloo with Sauna, Premium Igloo with Alcove, and Premium Igloo with Hot Tub. Moreover, those looking to stay in adjacent igloos would like to know that the Premium Igloo with Alcove and the Premium Igloo with Sauna can be connected with a door.

The hotel serves breakfast and vegetarian options are also available. Guests can go hiking and cycling. The Rovaniemi Airport is just a five-minute drive from the property. Santa’s Village is just 600 meters (1968 feet) away.

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Santa's Igloos Arctic Circle

Wifi Available

Address: Joulumaankuja 8
481 meters (0.3 ft) from Santa Claus Village

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

2. Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos (from USD 191)

This hotel’s glass igloos are on the Arctic Circle so guests can enjoy the authentic feel. It is just a 30-minute drive from central Rovaniemi. Near Lake Lehtojärvi is an outdoor hot tub and sauna that guests can use. You’ll be able to enjoy local Lappish cuisine and go hiking, ice fishing, snowshoeing, or sculpting.

The igloos here have heated floors as well as thermal glass roofs that allow guests can take in the beautiful night sky views. The igloos also feature an en suite bathroom that has a shower. Guests can take advantage of the alarm service that alerts you on the appearance of the Northern Lights. The hotel serves a continental breakfast and guests have gluten-free and vegan options, too. It has an ice bar and three in-house restaurants. You can order your breakfast in the igloo, too.

Depending on the number of guests, budget, and your comfort, you can choose the most suitable glass igloo between the Twin glass igloos and the Family glass igloo. The latter can accommodate up to five guests. There are four separate motorized beds, but a fifth one can be added as well.

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Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos

Address: Lehtoahontie 27
24.65 km (15.4 mi) from Santa Claus Village

Bar Board games/puzzles Parking First aid kit available Shuttle service (additional charge) Cashless payment available Chapel/shrine Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines

3. Apukka Resort (from USD 1716)

At Apukka Resort, choose between the Komsio Glass Igloo Suite and the Kammi Glass Igloo Suites, the designs of which have been inspired by the ancient culture of Lapland. Both these suites would provide you with a 360° unobstructed view of the Northern Lights. The Komsio Suite offers a rather unique experience to its guests, with its bedding inspired by a Sámi child’s cradle. You get to cozy up in the comfort of this bed with your partner under a panoramic view of the Arctic night sky. On the other hand, the Kammi Glass Igloo Suite offers a kitchenette and a fireplace.

Other common amenities include an ensuite bathroom, hair dryer, water kettle, and provisions of free tea and coffee. There’s also complimentary breakfast available for guests of both these accommodations.

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Apukka Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Tutkijantie 28
8.41 km (5.3 mi) from Santa Claus Village

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

Nearby glass igloo accommodations

4. Santa's Hotel Aurora & Igloos (from USD 161)

This four-star hotel lies in Luosto Village and has glass igloo rooms that can accommodate two people. You get a northern view, which is best for watching the Northern Lights and you can also take advantage of the hotel’s alerting system for the same. Guests get access to free Wi-Fi and you can enjoy the extensive buffet breakfast. Book a stay in one of the 10 Premium Glass Igloos offered here. As you enter, notice the blend of modern and Arctic-inspired decor in these igloos.

You can grab a drink at the hotel’s bar or simply read a book by the fireplace. On the other hand, go hiking, cycling, and skiing when you’re in the mood. Ski equipment can be rented from the hotel.

The Amethyst Mine is 3.3 km (2 mi) from here, and a supermarket and Lake Ahvenlampi are nearby. Guests can also head over to Pyhä-Luosto National Park, which makes for an excellent day trip.

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Santa's Hotel Aurora & Igloos

Wifi Available

Address: Luppokeino 1
82.36 km (51.2 mi) from Santa Claus Village

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

5. Ranua Resort Arctic Igloos (from USD 276)

Arctic Fox Igloos is perfect for travelers looking to experience the beauty and scenic views of Lapland. This hotel has a lakeside igloo that can accommodate two adults and two children. The twin igloo has two single beds and is perfect for a duo. You get your private kitchen, sauna, and bathroom. The bedrooms have a glass wall, so you can sleep underneath the starry night sky. Guests also get access to free Wi-Fi and the in-house restaurant serves breakfast.

There are two types of glass igloos available here for you to choose from: the Twin Igloos and the Lake side Igloos. The latter are placed alongside the water’s edge, providing you with a view of the nearby lake. The unique feature of these igloos is that they come with their very own kitchenette, allowing you to whip up homemade meals while you’re away from home.

You can also enjoy a barbecue in the garden. You can go snowmobiling and hiking. Soak up the views of Lake Ranuanjärv as you gaze at the stars. The Ranua Wildlife Park is 5.1 km (3.2 mi) from here. The Rovaniemi Airport is 93 km (57.8 mi) away.

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Ranua Resort Arctic Igloos

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 5 Leirintäalueentie
76.63 km (47.7 mi) from Santa Claus Village

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

6. Lapland Northern Lights Hotel Ilveslinna (from USD 91)

If you want to experience Lapland’s pristine beauty in all it glory, the Lapland Northern Lights Hotel Ilveslinna in Ranua is the place to be. Get up close with wildlife and nature, or simply marvel at the Northern Lights. Sleep in the glass igloo as you gaze at the star-spangled sky. The igloos are comfortable and have an attached bathroom.

Ranua is just a 60-minute drive from Rovaniemi’s city center. Guests can go trekking, skiing or ice fishing. Go on a hike and if you get lucky, you will chance upon elks and reindeer.

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Lapland Northern Lights Hotel Ilveslinna Ranua

Wifi Available

Address: Keskustie 10
74.68 km (46.4 mi) from Santa Claus Village

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Sauna Garden Terrace

Sleep under the stars in a glass igloo

A visit to Finland should be on the card if you want to explore the beauty of Lapland and have an authentic experience of living in a glass igloo. These provide you with a 360-degree panoramic view of the night sky, while you witness the majestic view of Aurora Borealis under the embrace of comfort and warmth. Not to mention the alerts you’ll receive so that you won’t have to miss the sight. So what are you waiting for? There are plenty of hotels in Rovaniemi offering comfortable glass igloos with modern amenities.

If you’re looking for more places to stay, there are also Airbnb vacation rentals in Rovaniemi.

Frequently asked questions about glass igloo hotels in Rovaniemi, Finland

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