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26 Apr 2019
3:51 pm

Sleep under the stars in a glass igloo in Norway


At night, guests have front row seats to the Northern Lights.

Glass igloo hotel. Picture: Lyngen North

Intrepid travellers can now book stays inside a glass igloo, built in the hinterlands of Northern Norway against the stunning backdrop of a tranquil river and dramatic fjords.

Located about three hours from Tromso, Norway, the new glass igloos of Lyngen North offer either 180 or 360-degree views of their surroundings, which include the peaks of the Lyngen Alps and the star-studded night sky.

Glass Igloo 180°. Picture: Lyngen North

Though they’ll be slumbering in the Norwegian wilderness, guests still have their creature comforts. The igloos are heated — they even have floor heating — and have en suite bathroom and showers.

Outdoor hot tub. Picture: Lyngen North

In summer, guests can hike the many trails around Lyngenfjord and sign up for guided river boat tours up the Reisa River. The tour includes a stop at the 270-meter-tall Mollis waterfall.

The midnight sun phenomenon runs from the end of May until the end of July, seguing into another celestial movement, the Northern Lights, which runs from the end of August until the beginning of April.

Glass igloo hotel. Picture: Lyngen North

In the day, guests can choose from activities like dog sledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. At night, they have front row seats to the aurora borealis. Rates start at $410 (R5 900).

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