Accommodation types: Floating   Igloo   Nature
Location: Ranua  Finland  East Europe
Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos - Mobile Glass Igloos In The Finnish LaplandArctic Guesthouse  
& Igloos

Located in the Finnish Lapland, Arctic Guesthouse & Igloos is a unique place where people can stay in one of the ten mobile igloos. The clever invention of glass igloos allowed experiencing natural phenomenons such as the aurora borealis through large panoramic glass panels. However, AuroraHut goes a step further. It has movable glass igloos that operate the whole year. During the summer season, this "igloo boat" can move from one place to another powered by its engine, and during winter, the igloos can be pulled around the frozen lake of Ranua with a snowmobile or an ATV.

This new kind of igloo accommodation is so versatile that many domestic travelers opt for it during the summer when they can take the igloo anywhere within the lake and anchor it in the best spot. During winter, the igloos are ideal partners for northern lights gazing as they can park in completely dark places without any light pollution or clouds. Interestingly, in Finnish law, these igloos are considered regular boats, hence why they can be moved around freely on the lake.

Apart from the ten glass igloos in Ranua, a traditional B&B Guesthouse has been serving its customers since the 1940s. The guesthouse has 17 rooms in total and ample communal space. The small family business can arrange nature activities year-round. In addition, there is a restaurant, an old-fashioned lakeside sauna, and a traditional Lappish hut. All of which are freely available for the visitors.

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Photo by Jari Romppainen

10 glass igloos and a guesthouse on the shore of lake Ranua

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10 igloos at lake Ranua during winter

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Arctic Guesthouse Igloo dock in summer

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AuroraHut pulled at frozen lake Ranua with an ATV during winter

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AuroraHut pulled next to lake Ranua with an ATV and Santa Claus on board

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Northern lights at lake Ranua during winter

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Ice-fishing holes inside the igloo

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Northern lights at Ranua in September

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AuroraHut at lake Ranua moved by its own engine during summer

Photo by Jari Romppainen

Two boats at lake Ranua during summer
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Pappilantie 1, 97700 Ranua, Finland
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