Hotel KakslauttanenSure this time of year makes many resident of the top side of the Northern Hemisphere yearn for balmy weather. Why try a decidedly untypical get-away though? How about stylish Finland? The snow igloos that pop up each winter to complement the 20 spectacular glass igloos and 31 luxury log cabins at Kakslauttanen resort in Saariselkä, Finland are very, very slick.You can lie in your bed under the glass ceiling of your glass igloo, cozily covered by thick down duvets, and watch the snow fall gently in the light-blue air of the endless night. It is surreal and magical.There is also a snow chapel, the world’s largest snow restaurant for 150 people, a Finnish traditional smoke sauna, an eight-meter-tall glass tepee (designed to resemble the typical Lapp tepee called kota) for cocktail parties under the Aurora Borealis.
— Anthony P. Munoz