What: An igloo village in icy, magical Lapland

Where: Above the Polar Circle in northern Finland, a half-hour away from Ivalo airport against a dazzling polar backdrop.

Why: To immerse in dream-like crisp white and pristine Lapland. An absolute getaway, Hotel Kakslauttanen offers a unique experience where homes are made of snow. You can start the day by taking a dip in the world's largest smoke sauna or take a fishing trip to the paradisiacal island of Leviä Petäjä. Made up of 31 first-class log cabins, each with its own fireplace and sauna, the hotel turns into an igloo village from December to April. In addition to the 20 snow igloos, the ice village comprises an ice bar, ice chapel, a snow restaurant and five exceptional glass igloos offering breathtaking views of the Northern Lights. It's no coincidence Santa Claus made it his home!