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We Found The Best Glass Houses For Watching The Northern Lights
Alyssa Brown
byAlyssa Brown

These incredible glass houses in Finland sit just below the Arctic Circle, making them the perfect viewpoint for the Northern Lights. Located in the Finnish Lapland, amongst ski resorts and snow villages, Northern Lights Ranch is one epic winter birthday destination. Get your snow shoes and down jackets ready, and set foot exploring and adventuring for your next journey around the sun.

Photography: Jirka Vinse

The Stay

Walls and ceilings of glass are the main draw card of these six sky viewing cabins in the woods, making them the most ideal spots to gaze at the Northern Lights sky show as it happens. The Scandi style makes them glow in their design simplicity and beauty. There’s also a larger chalet on-site, but we’re all about maximum Aurora Borealis viewing potential since this is a once-in-a-lifetime birthday occasion.

Photography: Lauren BullenNorthern Lights Ranch

The Location

As the ranch is just 200 kilometers above the Arctic Circle, this destination is unaffected by light pollution and provides the ideal conditions (on a clear night) for viewing the millions of stars above. As the Northern Lights can only be seen under just the perfect circumstances, we highly recommend spending your full birthday week at the Northern Lights Ranch to ensure maximum viewing potential.

Photography: Northern Lights Ranch | Samuel Taipale

The Activities Nearby

Located just near the Levi Ski Resort, there’s tons to see and explore in the Finnish Lapland. You might spend your days skiing or snowboarding, or you might prefer to explore the trails on snow shoes. Arctic fishing and sledding also make for awesome wintery activities, while plotting out your evenings under the stars will be a major b-day priority.

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