Inside dreamy Lapland ‘snow globes’ where you can gaze at the Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights makes winter utterly magical.

And if you want to up your chances of catching a glimpse of them, you should consider booking a stay in a “snow globe”.

The Ice & Light Village on the banks of Kalix River in Swedish Lapland offers stays in transparent structures that allow you to gaze at the sky all night long.

Guests can snuggle in the heated bubbles with a cup of tea as they take in the views.

And there’s even a skylight so they can stargaze directly from their beds too.

According to the Mirror, guests are treated to luxurious amenities at the snow globe village.

Each cabin has proper beds, plush furniture and even a stocked fridge with plenty of local treats for a hearty breakfast.

The snow globes sleep up to two people and also include a sitting area and bathroom (with heating and hot water to keep the chill off).

Prices start from approximately £150 a night (1690 SEK), based on two people sharing during the winter season.

Alternatively, you can book a stay in one of the bubbles at other times of the year too.

Find out more about on ice-and-light.com.

The snow globes are the brainchild of Maarit Lindvall, who developed the idea with her niece, Emma Strömberg, an architect from Gothenburg.

Each cabin is eco-friendly and entirely self-contained to reduce its impact on the picturesque surroundings.

Maarit said: "We really wanted to create the best private cosy and relaxing space for anybody wanting to connect with Arctic nature, but not lose any of the home comforts and atmosphere you get from a Scandinavian Arctic lodge.

"Once we had the self-contained cabin designed we wanted to wrap the whole unit in a huge clear slightly heated bubble adding to the comfort of our guests and allowing them to sit comfortably outside their cabin in the Arctic nature warm and comfortable searching for wildlife, and of course the Northern Lights."

At the time of writing, the FCDO doesn't advise against travel to Sweden.

The country is on the UK's travel corridors list meaning Brits who return don't need to quarantine.

Travel guidelines keep changing during the pandemic – so be sure to check the latest FCDO Sweden advice before planning a trip.

You can find out more about the region on swedishlapland.com.

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