While I was poking around for a photo to use in the post about the mosaic workshop in Italy, I found out about the glass igloos at the Hotel & Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finland. Both the mosaic workshop and the igloos were subjects of recent posts at Materialicious, a lovely site that highlights the wonderful materials in the world.
The picture of the igloos glowing all in a row in Materialicious’ post reminds me a bit of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. If staying in a glass igloo (or a snow igloo) seems more cozy than you’re used to, or not cozy enough, you can stay in a wooden cabin. Each cabin has a sauna. Sweet. Snow igloos are only available from December until April.
Located in Saariselka, Finland, this resort is 250 km above the Arctic Circle. Along with staying in a place that’s more unusual than most places, you can pan for gold, bask in the largest smoke sauna in the world and head off on a Lapland safari. In the winter you can eat in the snow restaurant. Here’s an account of someone who went to Lapland in the winter. The summer is where the land of the Midnight Sun title comes from. Here are some summer excursions if you go then.