Mats was an amazing host- easy to communicate with (even transcontinental) and very welcoming. The sky nest itself is small but very cozy, and has ...
Mats was an amazing host- easy to communicate with (even transcontinental) and very welcoming. The sky nest...
Unique Vacation Rental with a Translucent Roof Beneath the Northern Lights near Kiruna, SwedenKiruna, Norrbotten (Sweden)
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This unique vacation rental is located near Kiruna, Sweden, and can accommodate two guests for an equally unique getaway to the snowy wonderland of the Arctic Circle and Swedish Lapland. Featuring a completely translucent glass roof, the getaway provides guests with a bucket-list-worthy opportunity to sleep directly beneath the Midnight Sun in the summer and the Northern Lights in the autumn and winter. The walls on two sides of the retreat are completely translucent as well, allowing guests to feel a sense of total immersion in the site's natural environment. Through the glass walls, they will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding woodlands and the Torne River, which flows just footsteps away from the rental.
While the accommodation provides an experience that is in many ways akin to living beneath the open sky, it is also a modern accommodation that provides guests with a comfortable space in which to sleep and relax. Inside, guests will find heating, a stove, a table with chairs, and a sofa that converts into a full-size bed. Linens, towels, room service, breakfast, and welcome snacks and drinks are provided. Lunch and dinner can be ordered from the host as well.
Just a short walk away from the retreat, guests will find a bathhouse that is equipped with a toilet, a sink, a shower, and a washing machine. There is also a wood-heated sauna that can be prepared for an additional fee.
The coniferous forest that surrounds the getaway provides an idyllic setting in which to reconnect to the great outdoors, as long as guests have the right gear to stay warm and handle the snow. Fortunately, warm clothes, shoes, and snowshoes can be borrowed directly from the host! Read More
- Sauna/Steam room
- Dining table
At the site, guests will find amenities such as a bathhouse and a wood-heated sauna. In the former, guests will find a toilet, a sink, a shower, and a washing machine. The latter can be prepared upon request for an additional fee.
Amenities within the getaway include heating, a stove, a table with chairs, and a sofa that converts into a full-size bed. Linens, towels, room service, breakfast, and welcome snacks, tea, and coffee are provided. Lunch and dinner can be ordered from the host as well. Warm clothes, shoes, and snowshoes are available to borrow from the host.
- Room service
The host offers a variety of guided activities on a seasonal basis, such as fishing on the Torne River and row boating beneath the Northern Lights in the autumn, cloudberry picking and row boating beneath the Midnight Sun in the summer, and ice fishing, mountain fishing, wilderness exploring, practicing yoga, and sightseeing in the small Sami village of Jukkasjärvi in the winter and spring.
A wood-heated sauna can be prepared for an additional fee.
Lunch and dinner can be ordered from the host.
Airport transfers are available. Read More
Location + Surroundings
This retreat is located in Kuurravaara—a small village that is 12 kilometers (seven miles) to the north of Kiruna, the northernmost town of Sweden. Situated about 157 kilometers (97.5 miles) north of the Arctic Circle in the province of Lapland, the rental's location provides guests with an opportunity to see two of the Arctic's most spectacular natural phenomena: the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. Along with clear night skies full of stars, the Northern Lights can be seen during the dark months of the autumn and winter, while the Midnight Sun casts its golden glow in the endless days of the summer.
Nestled among the peaceful conifers of the surrounding woodlands, the getaway is set right by the Torne River, which can be seen beneath a backdrop of mountains right from the site. With its mixture of gentle and whitewater passages, along with its abundant populations of salmon, trout, perch, whitefish, grayling, and trout, the river is an ideal setting for fishers and paddlers alike.
To the south, extending westward from Kiruna, guests will find the Aptasvare Fjällurskog nature reserve, which encompasses 13,938 hectares (34,441 acres) of pristine forests and trails. Exploring the trails, guests can collect and eat the wild cloudberries that grow in the reserve's valleys, as well as enjoy beautiful views of the Torne River, the mountain of Vittangivaara, and the small Sami village of Jukkasjärvi. The latter is home to the world-famous Icehotel and the base of operations of the Nutti Sámi Siida AB tourism company, which offers opportunities to learn about the indigenous Sami culture and enjoy encounters with reindeer.
The nearest airport is located right in Kiruna: the appropriately named Kiruna Airport, which has connections to Stockholm and the UK. Read More
- Bird watching
- Winter sports
Surrounded by coniferous woodlands and set by the Torne River, the retreat provides guests with an ideal setting in which to go on self-led hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and fishing excursions. A variety of fish can be caught in the river, including salmon, perch, whitefish, grayling, and trout. For more self-led enjoyment of the great outdoors, guests can head down to the Aptasvare Fjällurskog nature reserve, where they will find trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
A variety of guided activities are available on a seasonal basis through the host, who offers fishing on the Torne River and row boating beneath the Northern Lights in the autumn, cloudberry picking and row boating beneath the Midnight Sun in the summer, and ice fishing, mountain fishing, wilderness exploring, practicing yoga, and sightseeing in the small Sami village of Jukkasjärvi in the winter and spring.
In Jukkasjärvi, guests can see the world-famous Icehotel and go on tours with the Nutti Sámi Siida AB tourism company, which offers a variety of unique experiences, such as reindeer sledding, hand-feeding reindeer, and enjoying traditional Sami cuisine.
- Check-in: 04:00 p.m.
- Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
- Infants allowed Under 2 years old
- Children allowed 2-12 years old
- No smoking
- No parties
- Some spaces are shared
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 15 days prior to check-in.
Guests should contact the host regarding the smoking and pets policy.