AuroraHut Glass Igloos in Ranua
Arctic glass igloo resort in Lapland: 10 fully mobile and floating igloo boats on the shores of lake Ranua.
AuroraHut Glass Igloo boat - Unique igloo accommodation in Ranua
Regular glass igloos were originally designed for experiencing nature phenomenon such as the Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) and midnight sun through their large scenic windows. But what if a certain nature phenomenon can only be seen in a particular location at a specific time?
Fully movable Northern lights hut
Jump aboard a mobile igloo boat and experience the year-round natural phenomena of Lapland’s nature closer than ever before. During summer, AuroraHut uses its own electric engine to move around lake Ranua and in winter, the igloos can be pulled with an ATV, for example.
Only the sky is the limit for your mobile glass igloo.
Green and sustainable travel option
AuroraHut lets you enjoy the surrounding nature at maximum and with clear conscience.
AuroraHut is a green accommodation option that leaves the surrounding nature untouched both during and after your stay.
Year-round igloo accommodation experience
Normal, stationary glass igloos are often thought of primarily as winter-time accommodation options. However, the free-moving and floating AuroraHut glass igloo offers the guest the opportunity for spectacular nature experiences all year round.
Thanks to the freely adjustable temperature (and ventilation), igloos are comfortable to stay in both summer and winter. Because of its free mobility and ability to float, AuroraHut is an ideal partner for both open water and winter holiday adventures in Lapland.
AuroraHut Glass igloo features
Ice fishing hole in the floor
Separate space for luggage
Freely adjustable indoor temperature
Terrace with chairs and table during open water season
Each igloo has its own WiFi-connection
Full year-round movability
Possibility to prepare tea or coffee
Large scenic windows
Bluetooth panel for smart devices and small work desk
Food cellar under the igloo’s floor
USB ports for charging smart devices
Power electricity from solar and biofuel cells and heating with renewable biodiesel
Four seasonal rates
All booking rates include a buffet breakfast inside the inn’s restaurant and access rights to our traditional lakeside sauna. It is also possible to stay with us without any human contact. This can be done with a unique access code that will let you check in and out independently.
PS. Dont forget that you can also delight your loved ones with an AuroraHut glass igloo gift card.
Winter season 2020/21 special rate(16.11 – 31.3):
The winter season offers great opportunities to admire the northern lights from the igloo’s large glass windows. Winter activities can also be enjoyed directly from the interior of AuroraHut if desired and the igloo can be even moved around the lake with an ATV by request.
The igloos’ indoor temperature can freely be adjusted from the igloo’s control panel that is located next to the entrance.
The whole winter season is a great time to enjoy the real Lapland experience and the possibility to see the Northern lights is usually good throughout the whole time-frame.
Spring season (1.4 – 31.5)
In spring, you can experience the awakening of nature. Enjoy the spring sun and the sounds of nature on your igloo’s very own terrace. Spring season is also most definitely one of the best times for winter activities such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing that can be done directly through the ice fishing hole of the AuroraHut.
Beginning of April also is a great time for searching the Northern lights as the nights are still dark and the Aurora activity usually reasonable high.
Summer season (1.6 – 30.9)
When summer arrives, the AuroraHut igloo moves easily from place to place on lake Ranua. From your private terrace, it is easy to enjoy the famous summer of Lapland and nature phenomenon such as the midnight sun.
For safety reasons, the igloos are anchored and attached to our igloo dock during night time. The igloo’s own air conditioning guarantees pleasant indoor temperature also during warm summer nights.
The AuroraHut is also a perfect partner for your summer adventures. With the igloo’s own engine, you are able to take your bicycle, fishing equipment or berry bucket to a desired position and reach the best locations of Ranua for your desired activities. Remember that we also offer our visitors a wide variety of different kinds of summer activities.
Autumn season (1.10 – 30.11)
The darkening autumn evenings provide a great opportunity to admire the colors of autumn and the dance of the Northern lights. As the evening dims, it is wonderful to wrap up in a blanket and enjoy the romantic moments at your very own terrace.
The autumn season most definitely is one of the best times to enjoy the changes of the beautiful nature of Lapland and the darkening nights also offer you an excellent chance for Aurora Borealis hunting.
The igloos will remain fully movable at the lake until the lake freezes. This makes it possible to drive at the lake with your very own mobile glass igloo.
Frequently asked questions
The price of the accommodation includes AuroraHut igloo accommodation, buffet breakfast and access to the lakeside sauna for two people.
If you want to stay with us without human contact, you can easily do so by ordering a unique access code for your igloo, with which you can log in and out of the igloo on your own. Breakfast can also be ordered directly in the igloo’s food cellar.
In practice, the free movement of igloos means that igloos can be moved from one place to another all year round. In summer, the AuroraHut moves with its own electric motor or pulled by a boat, and in the winter, the igloo can be moved on the lake, driven by a track ATV, for example.
In the eyes of the law, AuroraHut is a boat, which is why igloos can be temporarily placed in the desired location only with the permission of the landowner.
Each AuroraHut is equipped with an ecological toilet.
Bathrooms are located inside the newer main building of the guesthouse, where we have booked one guest rooms dedicated for our igloo guests. It is also possible to use the bathroom of our lakeside sauna, which our igloo guests can use without an extra charge during their stay.
AuroraHuts were designed mainly for two people accommodations, but it is also possible to accommodate 1-2 children in one igloo, along with two adults. If your own situation makes you think about the possibilities, feel free to contact our customer service either by phone or e-mail. We are happy to help you book suitable accommodation.
Pets are also welcome to stay in our igloos. We charge an additional fee of € 10 for pets.
During the open water season, AuroraHut is controlled with a remote control found inside the igloo, the use of which you will receive guidance from the staff of our accommodation.
Check-in starts mainly at 2 pm and ends in the evening. Check-out, in turn, takes place by half a day. However, we are prepared to be flexible when schedules are agreed separately and the situation allows.
We offer the possibility to modify the reservation whenever the situation allows. You can inquire about this possibility either by email or phone. If the booking situation allows for a change, the change is free of charge.
Cancellation is free of charge two weeks before the start of the booking, after which we will charge a portion of the total amount of the booking in increments. You can read more about the booking and cancellation conditions from this link.