Glamp in a glass-topped abodeNorthern Finland
Just when we thought glamping couldn’t get any cooler, Aurora Wilderness Camp takes it to a whole new level – so new, in fact, it doesn’t have a fixed address. Situated six kilometres east from Kilpisjärvi in northern Finland, the camp allows guests to slumber in a cosy glass-roofed cabin that’s regularly towed to a prime spot deep in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle where you’ll be able to gaze at the northern lights from the comfort of your warm, plush bed.
There’s just two cabins and each one includes your basic amenities – gas stove, a selection of local snacks and hot drinks, snow shoes, kick sleds – topped with unencumbered views of the aurora borealis.
Feel like a rock star as you’re picked up by snowmobile for an invigorating teeth-chattering journey to your cabin, which is in total isolation away from manmade light pollution. Once there, you’ll learn how to make a campfire to stave off the cold and grill some local sausages before slipping under the covers to watch the northern lights dance across the night skies.
Words by Natalie Dumergue-Sanchez
- Experts say that if the night is clear you’re 70% more likely to see the Northern Lights in this area
- Experience the Aurora Borealis from the outdoor hot tub on one of your two nights at the log chalet
- The cabin is a small space for two people so you may feel a little confined
- The weather ranges from one to -20 degrees so you’ll need to be well prepared
Norwegian Airlines flies from Helsinki to Tromso daily. From Tromso airport, Off the Map Travel will provide your 2.5 hour private transfer to Kilpisjärvi.
- Gas stove
- A super wide bed
- Dry toilet
- Kick sleds
- Local snacks and hot drinks
Any itinerary from Off the Map Travel can be tailor-made to suit your wishes and requirements. A four-day itinerary costs from US$2245 per person based on two adults sharing a full board basis. This includes private transfers to and from the airport in Tromso, accommodation for two nights in a log chalet and one night in the Aurora Wilderness Camp with all meals included.
Aurora Wilderness Camp is open from January to mid-April.