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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort owner Jussi Eiramo wanted to give his guests the chance to admire the magical glow of the Northern lights and the Arctic sky comfortably from their beds. That is how the idea of world-famous Glass Igloos was originated. The after a few trials with the prototype, the first Glass Igloos in the world were built in 1999 with local Finnish construction professionals and the rest is history. Now there’s altogether 65 of them – 53 small ones that accommodate two people and 12 large ones for four people. The igloos are made of thermal glass – thus, it might be cold outside but inside of the igloo it's always nice and cozy. Also, the thermal glass keeps the the visibility clear by melting the snow. The two-person igloos include a toilet and the option of an extra bed. Saunas and showers are available in separate buildings. The four-person igloos include their own toilet and shower. The glass igloos are available for accommodation throughout the Northern lights season, from 22nd August and until the end of April. The resort and the idea of the Glass Igloo is developing all the time and new extraordinary facilities are being designed and built following Mr. Eiramo's great vision. In addition to the original Glass Igloos, the guests can stay in a Kelo-Glass Igloo – a log chalet equipped with amenities such as private sauna and fireplace and an integrated Glass Igloo to sleep under the stars. Also, one can enjoy drinks at the Igloo Bar at Restaurant Aurora. In 2017, a 30 meter high Glass Igloo Tower will be opened offering breathtaking views overlooking the surrounding arctic wilderness and allows the guests to get even closer to the arctic sky. Everything is built on terms of the beautiful Lappish landscape so that they discreetly blend in to the scenery. Thus, also the future guests can come to Kakslauttanen to admire the incredible beauty of the arctic nature and the masterpieces of arctic architecture and design.

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