Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Lapland, Finland

A bucket-list destination for travelers seeking a unique and unforgettable Arctic experience!

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a unique and popular destination located in the wilderness of Finnish Lapland

It is known for its iconic glass igloos and other unique accommodation options, offering you an extraordinary opportunity to experience the beauty of the Arctic Circle and the Northern Lights in a comfortable and cozy setting. 

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is situated in the Saariselkä region of Finnish Lapland, about 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of the Arctic Circle. It's close to the Urho Kekkonen National Park, providing easy access to the stunning natural landscapes of the region.

The resort is accessible via Ivalo Airport, which is the nearest airport, located about 30 minutes away by car. Ivalo Airport has connections to Helsinki, the capital of Finland.


Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

The resort offers a range of accommodation options, but the most famous are its Glass Igloos. These igloos are made of thermal glass, allowing guests to sleep under the northern skies while enjoying panoramic views of the stars and, if you're lucky, stunning views of the Northern Lights from the comfort of their own cozy, heated igloo. These igloos are equipped with amenities such as a comfortable bed, a private bathroom, and heating.

In addition to the glass igloos, the resort offers a range of other accommodation options, including traditional log cabins, snow igloos, and cozy Kelo-Glass igloos that combine log cabin and glass igloo features.

After a day of outdoor adventures, you can relax in the resort's spa, which includes traditional Finnish saunas and ice swimming. It's a great way to unwind and warm up in the Arctic environment. Kakslauttanen has a unique smoke sauna that is built in the traditional Finnish style. Relax in the warmth of this sauna!

The resort has several restaurants and dining options serving traditional Lappish cuisine, which often includes local ingredients like reindeer, salmon, and berries. You can enjoy meals made from locally sourced ingredients while taking in the beautiful surrounding nature.

The resort is committed to sustainability and has implemented various eco-friendly initiatives, including waste reduction, energy efficiency, and responsible tourism practices.


Northern Lights 

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a natural light display that occurs in the polar regions, including the Arctic Circle, and occasionally at lower latitudes. 

This breathtaking phenomenon is caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in colorful lights that dance across the night sky. The colors typically seen in the Northern Lights include green, pink, purple, and sometimes red, depending on the type of gas particles involved in the collision.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finnish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to witness the Northern Lights. The clear, dark skies and remote location make it an ideal spot to witness this natural phenomenon!

Its northern location places it in the auroral oval, which is a region where the chances of witnessing the Northern Lights are particularly high. The area around Kakslauttanen benefits from relatively clear and dark skies, which are essential for viewing the Northern Lights. Clear skies provide an unobstructed view of the auroras, and the limited light pollution ensures that the natural phenomenon can be observed with greater clarity.

The best time to see the Northern Lights in Kakslauttanen is during the winter months, from September to April, when the nights are long and dark. This extended period of darkness provides ample opportunities to witness the auroras.

The Glass Igloos in Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort are designed specifically for this purpose, with a heated glass roof that prevents frost and provides an unobstructed view of the night sky.

Witnessing the Northern Lights in such a pristine and picturesque Arctic setting is an unforgettable experience for many travelers!


Arctic Activities

The resort offers a wide range of activities to explore the Arctic wilderness, such as husky and reindeer safaris, snowmobile rides, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. You can also experience traditional Lappish culture through activities like ice sculpting and visiting a Sámi reindeer herder's camp.

Kakslauttanen is open year-round, and each season offers a different experience. Winter is the most popular time for Northern Lights viewing, while summer brings the Midnight Sun, and autumn showcases the stunning fall colors of the Finnish wilderness. In the summer, you can experience the stunning midnight sun and go hiking or mountain biking.


Urho Kekkonen National Park

Urho Kekkonen National Park (Urho Kekkosen kansallispuisto in Finnish) is one of Finland's largest and most beautiful national parks. It is located in the northern part of the country, in the region of Finnish Lapland, near the border with Russia. The park covers an expansive area of approximately 2,550 square kilometers (about 985 square miles) and is named after Urho Kekkonen, who served as the President of Finland for an extended period and was known for his contributions to Finnish diplomacy.

The park is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, featuring a diverse landscape of unspoiled wilderness. It encompasses vast expanses of pristine forests, rugged fells (hills or mountains), meandering rivers, and numerous lakes and ponds.

Urho Kekkonen National Park is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including reindeer, moose, brown bears, foxes, and a variety of bird species. The park's diverse ecosystems make it a haven for nature enthusiasts and wildlife photographers.

The park offers plenty of outdoor activities, including hiking, trekking, and cross-country skiing. There are numerous well-marked trails and routes for hikers of all skill levels, and some trails even lead to the park's highest peaks, such as Mount Kiilopää.

During the winter months, Urho Kekkonen National Park transforms into a winter wonderland, offering opportunities for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. The well-maintained ski tracks and trails make it a popular destination for winter sports enthusiasts.

Urho Kekkonen National Park is a true wilderness escape, offering you the chance to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and serenity of the Finnish Lapland. Whether you're interested in hiking, wildlife watching, winter sports, or simply enjoying the tranquil atmosphere, the park provides a memorable and authentic outdoor experience.


Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a magical place where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty and wonder of the Arctic while enjoying comfortable and unique accommodations. A dream destination for those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime Arctic experience!