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Coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights

Where is the coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights? Travelphant’s vote goes to Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finland. The Northern Lights can be seen anywhere above 60 degrees north latitude but to see them from this igloo village would be an amazing experience. Don’t worry, special thermo glass prevents the igloos frosting up to ensure clear views and a warm interior.  Imagine yourself sleeping in an Igloo made of Snow. It’s totally quiet. Lights inside ice illuminate the Igloo. These make the atmosphere so exciting that never get bored of marvelling it, until you fall to deep, comfortable sleep in your warm down sleeping bag. Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen, Finland Surrounded by Lapland’s exotic and stunning scenery, Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen offers 31 first-class log cabins in Lapland. Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen is located in the Saariselka fell area amidst beautiful Finnish Lapland scenery in the…

Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel

I found this gem of a hotel to stay with my family before flying out to Sardinia from Gatwick in August. The 4-star Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is located in a quiet picturesque setting in easy reach of the M25 (great for Gatwick and Heathrow airports). We have stayed at many London airport hotels in the past and this trip we fancied something in the countryside and this hotel ticked all the boxes – great location, lovely rooms, delicious food and a great size heated outdoor swimming pool. Bedrooms The bedrooms (connecting rooms) we stayed in were lovely and perfect for the four of us. Dining We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere with our two boys for dinner in the bar lounge – the food and the service was great. Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool The complimentary outdoor heated swimming pool (open between April and September) was a real surprise and…