Part 1: Winter Wonderland - What to do in the Arctic Circle. Read here
Part 2: What to weat in the Arctic cold. Read here
Part 4: Tips on spotting the Northern Lights & Camera Settings. Coming Soon
Is Kakslauttanen Resort worth the hype?
If you are planning the trip of your lifetime to the Arctic Circle, by now I'm sure you would have heard about the famous Igloo Hotel. But is it really worth it? What was our experience? And what do we recommend?
These glass igloos don't come cheap.
We stayed for 1 night in the Glass Igloo (4 pax) and paid approx 1500 euros for the entire Igloo.
Roughly 750 euros per couple for 1 night. This does include breakfast and 1 dinner. However, we wouldn't have mind the exorbitant rate had the service and quality been up to the standards. Disclaimer: May be we just got a bad 'service' weekend? But for that amount, it's hard not to have bit of expectations no matter the week.
We could write an essay about the service or lack of at Kakslauttanen but here are a few things that happened to us:
This is a small point, but the Igloos looked very cheap from the inside. Bright red carpet and zebra print bedsheets dont really yell out a romantic, cozy accommodation. But this is a side point and may not really make that much of a difference.
So, TLDR: is Kakslauttanen Igloo Hotel worth it? Should I book it?
We recommend: Wilderness Hotel Muotka
For our second night, we stayed at Hotel Muotka - another glass Igloo hotel but in a shape of a teepee, and we can safely safe - it is one of the best experiences and hotels we've ever stayed at. Or atleast in the Top 10 for sure :p