Kakslauttanen, Lapland: The Northern Lights from a glass igloo
Kakslauttanen, Lapland Scandinavia, is one of the greatest places in the world to see the magical glow of the Northern Lights.
Lapland is a vast geographical area laying in the northernmost part of the Scandinavia spreading to the area of the four different countries: Finland, Russia, Norway and Sweden. It is the magnificent land of fells, reindeers and Northern Lights.
The season lasts from late August to late April. It provides the most ideal backdrop and presents the most perfect opportunity for observing Aurora Borealis. As the season is long, there is virtually no light pollution and very few trees obscuring the sky nearby.
To top this picturesque backdrop off, the hotel offers a warm and natural view from their innovative glass igloos. The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is offering a truly unique opportunity to see one of the greatest natural phenomenons this world has to offer: “there are many things that affect the visibility of the Northern Lights like magnetic activity, position of the sun and cloudiness of the sky,” the venue explained. Much like the illusive British summer, Aurora’s can be quite hard to predict. However, Kakslauttanen can give you a few tips.
The lights might unexpectedly appear and just as suddenly vanish any time from just after sunset to just before dawn. They can last for five minutes or they can last for the whole night. Even if you are not staying in a Glass Igloo you can and you should go outside when it gets dark, just dress warmly.
Aurora Borealis are visible from late August till late April.