Aurora Domes, Torassieppi, Finland

Aurora Domes
Torassieppi, Finland


Positioned at the edge of a forest overlooking Lake Torassieppi high above the Arctic Circle, the four fabulous Aurora Domes are in a prime spot for watching the Northern Lights. Made of thick fabric, with one side left clear so you can soak up the scenery, they each have a little door that opens into a cosy room furnished with a double bed, comfy armchairs and a wood-burning stove. They’re basic, rustic and ever so romantic. 

Strewn with pillows and chic throws, the bed is perfectly placed to give the optimum view of the sky. During the day, the lake looms large, while at night it’s all about trying to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights while staying toasty by the roaring fire. The property team leaves plenty of dry wood, fire burners and matches for that and there is also an excellent heating system, which is just as well as it gets very cold when the fire dies down. 

On the luxury spectrum, the domes are no frills but priced accordingly at just under £200/$250 a night. There is no bathroom and the nearest one is a brisk two-minute walk away. But luxury can go beyond butler service and high-thread-count linen. In this case, it means indulging in a unique experience. In the candlelight, with a bottle of prosecco on ice, the domes are special. And, if you’re lucky, you might even get to see the lights.

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The inside track on the perfect Northern Lights watching from inside the domes is to not create too much heat inside the dome (take your mind out of the gutter!). If you do, you might have a steamed-up dome to content with.

Photography courtesy of Harriniva

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