An old Finnish folktale says the Aurora Borealis is created by an arctic fox’s tail brushing against a hillside and generating sparks. In the beautifully remote land of Ranua, in the Finnish Lapland, you have a chance to bear witness to the miraculous result by staying in the Arctic Fox Igloo Hotel.
Unlike true igloos, the igloos of the Arctic Fox igloo hotel are not made of ice, but glass, offering huge windows to gaze upon the night sky. The Finnish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to observe the Northern Lights. Completely undisturbed by light pollution or tall buildings that obscure your view, as well as the reflective surface of Lake Ranuanjärvi to amplify the mystical lights, you can see one of the greatest natural phenomena in a way that most will never experience. By day, snowmobile safari trips will give you a wonderful tour of the region’s wildlife; if you’re paying close attention, you may even catch a glimpse of the hotel’s namesake creature.