The latest unique hotels in Scandinavia and Iceland
When nature and architecture work hand in hand amazing things can happen. Nature provides the brief, and creativity seeks ways to best experience the surrounding landscapes. Each brief is unique - just like the landscape itself.
In the Nordic countries, much of the uniqueness hails from the skies. In summer the midnight sun tickles the pine tree clad land, during Aurora season green and purple flares of light shine from the skies. To fully experience the Arctic light show, imaginative Nordic architects come up with a great variety of nature-inspired hideaways each year.
Discover the latest architectural gems in the Magnetic North and find out how to get to them.
Ice and Light Village, Sweden
Places where water meets land hold a natural fascination. Immerse in the vast river and forest views as you stay in one of the Aurora Domes in the Ice and Light Village in Kalix. Just a little further down the Kalix River, you’ll reach the Baltic Sea. The cosy cabin comes in a thoughtful Scandi design and offers 360-degree sky and180-degree river views.
Summer travellers can delight in a floating cabin overlooking the lively waters of the Kalix River. Perhaps you might even dare to go for an invigorating dip into the water? It’ll be cold but worth it! The resort has been welcoming its first guests earlier this year.
How to get there: We’ll arrange your flights to Lulea and a one hour transfer to Kalix.
Arctic Fox Igloos, Finland
This igloo cabin, nestled in between Boreal forest and lake offers a traditional Finnish cabin experience (spoiler alert: there’s a sauna) with a modern edge. The self-catering accommodation features a glass capsule at the front and a traditional log cabin at the back. Unlike in glamping pods, a toilet and small kitchenette add comfort to an experience which is all about the simple luxuries in life.
The hotel is set to welcome its first guests in 1.12.2018. Added bonus: Winter travellers will snowmobile to their cosy retreat.
How to get there: We’ll arrange your flights to Rovaniemi and a one hour transfer to the igloos.
360-degree hotel, Iceland
Rivers, mountains, glaciers, black sand beaches-Iceland has it all when it comes to down-right spectacular landscapes. Travellers will soon be able to enjoy them in full scale at the 360-degree hotel. Located in Iceland’s South the hotel takes you away from Reykjavik’s hustle and bustle but remains a short distance to some of Iceland’s most popular activities and world-renowned sites.
How to get there: The hotel is conveniently located on the ring road and can be reached by car from the airport. A stay in the hotel can be combined with this tour on our website.
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Svart strives to be nothing less but the world’s first energy positive hotel resort. By reducing its energy consumption by 85% and harvesting solar energy the hotel expects to achieve a surplus of energy. The ring-shaped hotel perching above the fjord water will offer 360-degree views of the Arctic landscape including the ancient Svartisen glacier.
How to get there: The hotel is expected to open in 2021 and can be reached by boat from Bodo. The hotel will provide a wide range of seasonal Arctic activities including Northern Lights chases and glacier hikes.
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Photo credits: 1,2,3 Ice and Light Village, 4+header Arctic Fox Igloos, 5,6 360 degree hotel, 7 Svart