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Arctic Circle 'Snow Globes' Are Perfect For A Winter Escape

Simon Catling

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Arctic Circle 'Snow Globes' Are Perfect For A Winter Escape

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Ice and Light Village

Have you always wanted to visit the Arctic Circle and see the Northern Lights but been put off by the thought of the freezing cold temperatures?

Well, worry no more north pole lovers, because these lovely looking new 'snow globes' provide you with a stunning view of the skies while also being totally cosy.

Located on the banks of Kalix River in Swedish Lapland, the Ice & Light Village is within the Arctic Circle and has been designed with amazing views and comfort in mind.

Designed so as to be transparent, guests can sit inside and enjoy the magic of the Northern Lights from within these giant bubbles - which also house a comfortable cabin for them to stay warm in. There's even a skylight so you can gaze up at the stars from your bed.

Credit: Ice and Light Village
Credit: Ice and Light Village

The snow globes were designed by Maarit Lindvall, alongside her niece, Emma Strömberg, an architect from Gothenburg.

Maarit said of the them: "We really wanted to create the best private cosy and relaxing space for anybody wanting to connect with Arctic nature, but not lose any of the home comforts and atmosphere you get from a Scandinavian Arctic lodge.

"Once we had the self-contained cabin designed we wanted to wrap the whole unit in a huge clear slightly heated bubble adding to the comfort of our guests and allowing them to sit comfortably outside their cabin in the Arctic nature warm and comfortable searching for wildlife, and of course the Northern Lights."

Credit: Ice and Light Village
Credit: Ice and Light Village

They certainly look stunning, and guests can enjoy some extra luxuries too. Each cabin has proper beds in them, as well as other lovely looking furniture. They also include a seating area and a bathroom too - with hot water so you can shower and bath until your heart's content.

For those worried about being in the middle of nowhere, there are even fridges stocked with plenty of local treats for breakfast. Up to two people can sleep in the cabins, which are eco-friendly and self-contained to reduce their impact on the surroundings.

Credit: Ice and Light Village
Credit: Ice and Light Village

If it all sounds like it could be pretty expensive then you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that prices start from a relatively reasonable £150 a night, based on two people sharing during the winter season - although you can visit all year round.

UK would-be holidaymakers can also be encouraged that Sweden is currently on the list of the country's travel corridors so you won't need to quarantine on your return, making this perfect for those feeling like they need a winter getaway.

Topics: travel

Simon Catling
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