Happy country, happy people, happy outdoors, and happy stay! Finland – the dreamy Scandinavian country that topped the United Nations’ World Happiness Report 2018, has happiness written all over it. And now Finland’s got us one more reason to fancy a trip there. This one being a sumptuous stay in a ‘Sled Hotel‘. Yeah, you heard that correct. Now, you can actually doze off under mystic Northern Light while smoothly gliding over the slushy snow.
The Sled Hotel, run by Off the Map Travel, tends to your dreamy fantasy and operates this fantasy stay in the snow-swept outdoors which is constantly on the move! As fascinating as catching the views of the Northern Light sounds, it’s indeed difficult getting there. Because of the remoteness of the location and extreme cold conditions, it, sometimes, becomes excessively difficult for people to make it there. And hence, this sled hotel will tend to all your worries making your Northern Lights excursion even more enthralling. Want to make your times under the Aurora significant and carefree then hop on!
About the Sled Hotel in Finland
The operator has developed their rooms for experiential travelers who fancy the ultimate adventure in the Arctic. There are three custom-made hotel rooms in the Arctic Finland region and they all have been built on a sled. The sled hotel accommodates two people ideally and is 8 feet wide, 15 feet long, and 6.5 feet tall. Adding more comfort of travelers, there’s a bed, dining table, gas heater, and external dry toilet in the sled hotel.
The glass roof makes for the absolute highlight of the stay which allows you to soak the breathtaking views of Northern Lights from the comfort of your room. Additionally, the rooms are equipped with wonderful snowshoes and personal sleds to move around on the ice. This stay is surely a hot property right now in Finland, so if you are mulling over the idea of being here you need to act fast. The hotel is available for rent until mid-April. They are currently located in Kilpisjärvi, a small village in northern Finland, and you will have to get there on your own to avail their services.
“The wilderness surrounding Kilpisjärvi is known for its remote and uninterrupted Arctic tundra,” maintains Jonny Cooper, the founder of Off the Map Travel.
“Away from any man-made light pollution, it is here that the wilderness camp is placed for the winter, giving guests the best possible opportunity to experience the Northern Lights and simply enjoy the silence of the Arctic plains.”
Since the winter has almost ceased you don’t need to panic if you can’t manage to book a stay here this time around. They are always going to come back in 2019.
All the images have been taken from Off the Map Travel Instagram/website
Along with sleeping in the sled here are a few more Arctic adventures that you can plan when you book a stay with Off the Map Travel. Whale watching in Tenerife and Arctic Bubble experience in Kilpisjarvi are the most popular of them all.
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