Monday, April 11, 2016

I is for Igloo

One of my bucket list items and one that is very high up on the list, I might add, is to see the Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights as they are more commonly known.  These bright, dancing lights are most commonly visible within the Arctic Circle and are best viewed during the night during the winter months.  Countries where the northern lights are typically seen include Canada, Iceland, Finland, Greenland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and in northern Alaska in the United States.  

In the northern wilderness of Finland, in a region known as Finnish Lapland, the sparse trees and lack of light pollution offers prime  viewing of these mystical, magical lights. The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort offers a variety of truly unique lodging options for those seeking to view the Northern Lights.  One of those options is a thermal glass igloo. 

For the record, I just want to see the Northern Lights.  I don't have to see them in Finland.    If I can see them in Alaska or Canada, which is more logistically feasible given that I live in North America, I will be perfectly satisfied.  But, seriously, how cool would it be to see them from the comfort of my own private thermal glass igloo as I lounge around in my jammies?  I'm guessing...very cool.  

The glass igloos come in two different sizes: the two-person and four-person variety.  The two-person igloo comes with a sink and toilet (showers and sauna are available in a separate building, or so the website claims) and with the option of adding an additional bed.  The four-person igloo comes with a sink, toilet, and shower.

The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort also offers a hybrid kelo-glass igloo, which is part cabin made of kelo pines and part glass igloo.  This accommodation sleeps up to six and each offers a private bath (sink, toilet, and shower), sauna, kitchenette, and a bedroom with a glass roof. 

Maybe one day, I will find myself in the northern wilderness of Finland, lounging on my bed, in my jammies, looking up and viewing this:

Have you ever seen the Aurora Borealis (or Aurora Australis, a.k.a Southern Lights, if you are from the southern hemisphere)?  What was it like? Would you ever stay in something like this?  Please feel free to share your thoughts below.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

This is the ninth of twenty-six alphabetized blog entries that I am publishing this month as a part of the 2016 Blogging A to Z Challenge.  Many bloggers who participate in this challenge, select a theme.  My theme is - "Whatever I Think Of."  

For more information on the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge, click here.

Photo source for all photos.

*Also, I received no compensation from the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort for including it in this piece.  I do not endorse the Kakslautten Arctic Resort either, for I've never stayed there.  The information presented in this piece is for general information only.  


  1. The trouble with these far northern climes is that they are so very cold! However, if those glass igloos are heated, at least to a poin that I could consider comfortable, they seem to present an excellent platform for viewing thins penomenon.
    Having said that, the lights have been visible much farther south of late, thanks to some exceptional CMEs.

    Keith Channing A-Zing from

    1. Unfortunately, the viewing area has never made it far enough south for me to see them (KY). One day... Thanks for stopping by!

  2. "or so the website claims"
    LOL. Lying about the shower availability to lure in the unsuspecting Americans.

  3. No, I've not see the Northern Lights. Yes, I'd love to see them. Now you have me wanting to also visit a thermal glass igloo (which I never thought I'd say) with or without the Northern Lights.

  4. I want to see the Northern Lights someday. Those cool igloos make it seem as if I could have a ray from a rainbow outside my living space 24/7.

    I'm trying to add myself as a follower to your blog, but right now it's not letting me. I'll try again later. =)

    1. Thanks for commenting! I'm not sure what might be wrong with the Google Followers link. I'm still pretty new using it.


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