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Kakslauttanen, Finland – Holiday inside a Glass Globe

Kakslauttanen is a holiday village in Lapland that offers one of the most incredible winter experiences: a night under the open sky, in a glass dome viewing the northern lights.

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At 300 km away from the Arctic Circle, the small settlement named Kakslauttanen was inhabited for hundreds of years by Lapps, unique people in the Scandinavian landscape, with a different culture from the people on the peninsula. Today, the village is an important mark on the touristic map of the far north.  A complex that gathers many igloos built from a special type of glass, resistant to extreme temperatures in the region and to the pressure created by the abundant snow every year was developed during the last years to offer a great show: the possibility of admiring the northern lights in all their splendor from inside a heated room.

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In the extreme north, winter is the season when the darkness is always present. During the darkest period of the year, named “kaamos” by the locals, the sun doesn’t go upper than the horizon and the broadcast light which is visible, lasts for a couple of hours. Being close to the North Pole, Kakslauttanen is lighted by the northern lights.

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Beyond the visual show, the resort offers a classic Lapp experience that includes a smoke sauna, reindeer sleigh rides and ice fishing in the traditional style of the locals.

Four restaurants, of which one built from ice and snow opened during winter offers a mix of traditional and international food, are a part of the complex, and for the visitors who prefer a classic experience, many wood cabanas are available for accommodation.

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