Mobile cabins that can be towed around Arctic Finland to find best spots for viewing the Northern Lights

13:48 • 22.03.18



A tiny mobile hotel has launched in Arctic Finland, with the dinky inn fixed to a sled so it can be towed by snowmobile to the best spots at which to view the Northern Lights.


Launched by tour operator Off the Map Travel, the two-person cabin measures just eight feet wide, almost 15 feet long and 6.5 feet tall.


Inside, the homestay is decked out with all the necessary facilities, including a comfy bed, small table, gas heater and external dry toilet. The small abode also features a clear roof, so guests can view the Northern lights while laying down.


During their stay, travellers will have access to snowshoes and personal sleds, so they can explore the local area, the Daily Mail reports.


In total, there are three mobile cabins currently located east of Kilpisjarvi, a remote village in northern Finland. All are available to book until mid-April, whereupon they will be relocated and reopen in January 2019.


Jonny Cooper, the founder of Off the Map Travel and an Arctic travel expert, says the wilderness cabins offer a completely unique experience.


He added:  'The wilderness surrounding Kilpisjärvi is known for its remote and uninterrupted Arctic tundra.

“Away from any man-made light pollution, it is here that that the wilderness camp is placed for the winter, giving guests the best possible opportunity to experience the Northern Lights and simply enjoy the silence of the Arctic plains.”

The wilderness experience with Off the Map Travel starts at 6pm where a guide transports guests by snowmobile to their room for the night before teaching them how to make campfire and grill some local sausages.


After the wilderness grill, guests will have the camp to themselves so they can enjoy the peace of the Arctic wilderness and gaze upon the majesty of the Northern Lights.


To fuel guests' Northern Lights hunting, local snacks and hot drinks are provided, with a warming breakfast also included in the overnight experience.


Statistically, the Kilpisjärvi area has more clear night skies and records more Northern Lights activity than any other place in Finland. 

 

Experts have estimated that if the sky is clear, visitors have more than a 70 per cent chance of seeing the aurora borealis.

 

The wilderness experience with Off the Map Travel starts at 6pm where a guide transports guests by snowmobile to their room for the night before teaching them how to make campfire and grill some local sausages

Inside, the cabins are decked out with all of the necessary facilities, including a comfy bed, small table, gas heater and external dry toilet   The small abodes also feature clear roofs, so guests can view the Northern lights while laying down

The new mobile rooms, which are currently located 3.7 miles east of Kilpisjärvi, Finland, are available to book until mid-April, whereupon they will be relocated and reopen in January 2019





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