Finland is known for its fascinating northern lights and who would want to miss out on a chance to sleep under that mesmerizing sky? It’s a prerequisite that you have a high tolerance to extreme cold weather to turn this dream into reality as a snow igloo in Pelkosenniemi, Finland is available to book on Airbnb from $122 a night, offering a “once in a lifetime opportunity” to sleep in a dome made of snow which is built by the hosts each winter. Incredible isn’t it? The igloo is located next to the Lake Pyhäjärvi and Pyhä-Luosto National Park and fulfills your every homely requirement. Once inside you will find cozy “real beds” and a “nice atmosphere with LED lights and white walls,” according to the listing. I’m sure you are thinking of more important and warm things other than LED lights. Since it’s extremely cold inside an igloo, a warm sleeping bag is provided, while thermal layers, a warm hat, socks, and gloves are recommended, as well as a headlight or flashlight. for those who are already getting cold feet about enduring in the harsh climatic conditions, there’s a “warm house” with toilets, a shower, a living room, and a small kitchen that guests are free to use any time of day (or night) if they’re in need of some heat, while a light self-service breakfast is also provided.
Ryan, who stayed at the igloo in March 2019, wrote a review saying: “We were there for only one night but lucked out and saw the northern lights. Absolutely amazing.” He added: “While I expected the igloo to be fairly cold I was pleasantly surprised by how warm the sleeping bags were. We were very comfortable.” the climate may be far from warm but the reviews for this place surely are. Visitors have good things to say about the hosts and their services like providing extremely warm sleeping bags ensuring your guests’ comfort, taking visitors’ snow surfing and providing husky rides. Some lucky guests who stayed for only a night got lucky enough to catch the famous northern lights. Each party/group has their own igloo (max 4 persons/igloo).