Yurts. Shepherd’s huts. Barn conversions. Horse boxes. Bell tents. When it comes to glamping, we’re spoilt for choice at the moment, as anyone with a spare bit of land and an industrious spirit attempts to cash in on the demand for pandemic-friendly holiday options. So that much so that the once-novel treehouses, geodomes and campervans are even starting to feel a bit overdone.
Enter Lucky Ranch in Lapland’s Pyhä-Luosto National Park, where the accommodation is way cooler (quite literally) than your average Airbnb listing, with guests at the family-run horse farm bunkering down in their very own igloo.
The igloos sleep up to four guests each, and come complete with real double beds, winter sleeping bags, LED candles and plenty of fur blankets. Keen to explore the snow-blanketed Finnish wilderness? This place could be the perfect base.
Nestled among the pine forests of Finland’s oldest national park, it’s an ideal spot for viewing the Northern Lights. There are plenty of activities on offer at the ranch too, including snow sports, pole fishing on the ice-covered lakes, open-fire cooking and horse riding.
And you don’t have to do without home comforts just because you’re sleeping in a house made of snow. Elsewhere on the site there’s a cosy living room, plus warm showers and a small kitchen, while the ski village six miles away has plenty of bars and restaurants to explore too.
Sound seriously cool to you? Pack your thermals and head over to Airbnb to book a stay.
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