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Glass Resort offers the best seat in the house for Northern Lights viewing

Snowman World Glass Resort, located in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland provide an ideal spot to catch the aurora borealis
Snowman World Glass Resort, located in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland provide an ideal spot to catch the aurora borealis
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Igloo-inspired cabins by Void Architecture
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Igloo-inspired cabins by Void Architecture
Snowman World Glass Resort offers brand new luxury accommodation in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
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Snowman World Glass Resort offers brand new luxury accommodation in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
The high-standard glass apartments provide a new way of enjoying the spectacular northern skies 
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The high-standard glass apartments provide a new way of enjoying the spectacular northern skies 
The shape of the dwellings was inspired by traditional classic “kota” huts, built throughout the Lapland region by the indigenous Sámi
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The shape of the dwellings was inspired by traditional classic “kota” huts, built throughout the Lapland region by the indigenous Sámi
The apartments represent a glass igloo-type accommodation with more space and luxury feel
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The apartments represent a glass igloo-type accommodation with more space and luxury feel
Designed by Helsinki based architecture firm, Void Architecture
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Designed by Helsinki based architecture firm, Void Architecture
The Glass Resort provides the perfect setting to enjoy the aurora borealis
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The Glass Resort provides the perfect setting to enjoy the aurora borealis
The high-standard glass apartments features all the luxuries
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The high-standard glass apartments features all the luxuries
The modern glass structures have been decorated with stylish Scandinavian design
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The modern glass structures have been decorated with stylish Scandinavian design
Views from the loft across the natural landscape
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Views from the loft across the natural landscape
The high-standard glass apartments provide a new way of enjoying the spectacular landscape
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The high-standard glass apartments provide a new way of enjoying the spectacular landscape
Star gazing from the comfort of your own bed
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Star gazing from the comfort of your own bed
Glass Resort luxury mini kitchen
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Glass Resort luxury mini kitchen
Each cabin comes with its own private sauna
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Each cabin comes with its own private sauna
Snowman World Glass Resort in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland.
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Snowman World Glass Resort in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland.
Glass Resort Restaurant opened December 2018
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Glass Resort Restaurant opened December 2018
Snowman World Glass Resort offers several dining options
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Snowman World Glass Resort offers several dining options
 Glass Resort Restaurant serves delicious breakfast and a Lappish styled a la carte dinner menu
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 Glass Resort Restaurant serves delicious breakfast and a Lappish styled a la carte dinner menu
The same themed glass panels also featured in the Glass Restaurant
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The same themed glass panels also featured in the Glass Restaurant
Inside the stunning  Glass Resort Restaurant 
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Inside the stunning  Glass Resort Restaurant 
Each Superior Glass Apartment includes own private hot spring outdoor hot spa and sauna
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Each Superior Glass Apartment includes own private hot spring outdoor hot spa and sauna
The wooden cabins have been built with extra-large glass feature walls and roof panels
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The wooden cabins have been built with extra-large glass feature walls and roof panels
 The angle and position of the glazed feature windows allows guests to enjoy the night skies from any angle
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 The angle and position of the glazed feature windows allows guests to enjoy the night skies from any angle
Each Superior Glass Apartment (40 m2) includes a living area and own private hot spring outdoor hot spa and sauna
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Each Superior Glass Apartment (40 m2) includes a living area and own private hot spring outdoor hot spa and sauna
Each Superior Glass Apartment (40 m2) includes a living area, mini-kitchen, and upstairs loft 
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Each Superior Glass Apartment (40 m2) includes a living area, mini-kitchen, and upstairs loft 
 Upstairs loft with glass ceiling
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 Upstairs loft with glass ceiling
Snowman World Glass Resort, located in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland provide an ideal spot to catch the aurora borealis
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Snowman World Glass Resort, located in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland provide an ideal spot to catch the aurora borealis

Winter's not over yet in the Northern Hemisphere and if getting a glimpse of the spectacular Northern Lights is on your bucket list, we may have found the perfect spot. The recently opened Glass Resort at Snowman World in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, hosts a series of glass-roofed cabins, providing the ideal spot to snuggle up and enjoy the night skies and, if you're lucky, the aurora borealis.

Designed by Helsinki-based architecture firm Void Architecture, in partnership with Finnish house manufacturer Honkatalot, these 14 wooden cabins have been built with extra-large glass feature walls and roof panels. The angle and position of the glazed feature windows allows guests to enjoy the night skies from any angle, including their bed, the lounge area or even the kitchen.

The wooden cabins have been built with extra-large glass feature walls and roof panels
The wooden cabins have been built with extra-large glass feature walls and roof panels

Reinventing the igloo, the shape of the dwellings was inspired by traditional classic "kota" huts, built throughout the Lapland region by the indigenous Sámi.

"These buildings represent an evolution of the glass igloo type accommodation," says Void Architecture. "This trend raised to popularity in Lapland during the last few years. Deviating from the established igloo model, Snowman World Glass Resort offers more space and extra comforts. Moreover, the design is connected to the architectural language of original Lappish construction traditions. The shape of the buildings gives interest to the interior spaces. The full height and fully glazed living area provides a striking feature."

The high-standard glass apartments provide a new way of enjoying the spectacular landscape
The high-standard glass apartments provide a new way of enjoying the spectacular landscape

Each 40-sq m (431-sq ft) glass cabin offers modern luxury accommodation complete with Scandinavian designer furniture, open living and dining area, designer mini-kitchen, upstairs loft bedroom with glass ceiling, and private outdoor hot spring spa and sauna. Each cabin comes with the option of having additional bedding for up to two extra guests.

Snowman World Glass Resort is also home to several restaurants and cafes, including the Ice Restaurant and Ice Bar and the Santa Claus Village, filled with fun activities for the family.

Overnight accommodation for two in a Superior Glass Apartment including buffet breakfast will set you back €549 (approx. US$620). The resort will be open until April 15, 2019 and will re-open for the next season on September 1, 2019 until 14th April 2020.

Sources: Snowman World Glass Resort, Void Architecture via Archdaily

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