You’ve probably heard of the famous Northern Lights and dreamed of seeing its mesmerizing beauty in person. But do you know exactly what causes this phenomenon?
According to the Northern Lights Centre, these dancing lights are the “result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere.”
The Aurora Borealis, as it is called in the north, appear in many colors, although the most common ones that show are pale green and pink. Sightings of red, blue, yellow, green, violet shades have also been reported. These lights may appear in a variety of ways – in patches, scattered clouds of light, arcs, streamers, rippling curtains, or shooting rays. But no matter which way they light up the sky, it is undeniable that the Northern Lights are one of the most incredibly beautiful natural phenomena that one may behold.
If you are willing to shell out the extra money to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights in luxury, then you might be interested in what Arctic Fox Igloos has to offer.
The place is situated on the shores of Lake Ranuanjärvi in the snow-covered woodlands of Finnish Lapland. You may book overnight stays in the dome-like, glass structures to get an unobstructed view of the surrounding peaceful environment, where you are most likely to see the wonderful Northern Lights.
Each structure features all the necessities found in a typical hotel room – bedroom for two, a bathroom, a kitchenette, and even a private sauna. You wouldn’t need to worry about the freezing temperatures outside because the glass walls at the front are heated, acting as insulation to prevent frost and snow from staying on the pod’s surface. For privacy, the bathroom and private sauna are placed in the timber box at the back of the structure, which is the forest-facing side of the cozy cabin.
Aside from gazing at the night sky and the swirling Northern Lights, the property managers also offer a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. Guests may go on arctic safaris to get a chance to explore the wilderness on snowmobiles, huskies, or reindeer. During the warmer seasons, guests may go canoeing across the lake just outside the front door of the structure. A cycling tour of the Ranua forests is another great option, guests may even chance upon a local arctic fox if they are lucky!
It certainly would be lovely to view the Northern Lights in the comfort of your own bed. What used to be the stuff of dreams can now be a reality – as long as you can afford it.
But if your budget is tight at the moment just like us, let’s content ourselves by viewing the mesmerizing beauty of the Northern lights through our screens.