This Ski-In Snow Igloo In Finland Is The Epitome Of A Winter Wonderland
If you’re looking to go on a ski trip this winter, consider ditching the traditional ski resorts and opt to stay at this authentic snow igloo instead. Each igloo sleeps four people for $117 a night. It’s a little more costly than what we’d typically spend on an Airbnb, but the once-in-a-lifetime experience of sleeping in a handmade snow igloo in Finland definitely makes it worth it.
The little snow domes are located in Pelkosenniemi, Finland near Pyhä-Luosto National Park, one of the country’s oldest national parks. Each igloo has actual beds inside and sleeping bags, but the hosts still recommend that guests bring thermos layers, warm hats, socks and gloves for extra coziness. Other than the igloos, guests also have access to a nearby apartment with toilets, showers and a cooking area. So if you or any of your travel buddies end up getting cold feet about spending all night in an igloo, you always have a warm apartment to retreat to.
The Airbnb hosts, who live in a nearby horse farm and activity center called Lucky Ranch, provide guests with a light, self-serve breakfast. You and your friends can find more restaurants and grocery stores at a ski resort, located six miles from the igloo camp. If you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, you’ll be happy to know that the igloo camp is ski-in and ski-out. Meaning that you can get up, put on your ski gear and start your snow adventures right away without having to hop on a bus or train first.
In the igloo:
- One double bed
- Two single beds
In the apartment:
- Four single beds
- A communal bathroom and shower
- Kitchen with microwave and oven
- Free WiFi
- Light breakfast provided
- Free parking on premises
Here’s how to make this dream vacation a reality:
The closest airport to your dream destination is Rovaniemi airport, which is a two-hour drive from the igloo campground. To get here from most United States cities, you’ll have to fly into a bigger airport first — like Helsinki Airport or Gatwick Airport in London — and then take a connecting flight to Rovaniemi. Once you get to the airport, you can either rent a car or hop on a Skibus that’ll take you to Pyhä ski resort, which is a ten-minute drive from your igloo paradise. For an additional fee, the Airbnb’s hosts are willing to arrange transportation for you from the resort to the igloo campground.
So friends, when are we going?