When most people think of “luxury,” the ice caps of the Arctic do not immediately come to mind. Luxury Action is changing that – one heated igloo at a time. For one month each year (every April), they set up ten heated glass huts, with floor-to-ceiling views of the North Pole’s starry skies.
Each hut is equipped with a private bathroom, cozy furnishings, and ample heating to keep guests toasty warm – even while sleeping in the middle of an iceberg. Bookings include services like wilderness tours, gourmet meals, and special security to ensure that each guest remains comfortable and safe on their Arctic expedition.
While the travel agency wants guests to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, they also view the North Pole Igloo Hotel as an opportunity to shine a light on the climate crisis in the Arctic. As Janne Honkanen, the founder of Luxury Action, explains, “All our guests who have been traveling with us are concerned by the climate crisis. I believe they are also the best messengers for us in order to spread the word of how climate change affects our lives in the Arctic.” Luxury Action hopes that guests will be inspired to go home and create change – starting in their own communities.
The Arctic boasts extreme weather conditions that are not always conducive to tourists. During the eleven months of the year that it is not safe to travel to the North Pole, the ten igloos travel around other parts of the Arctic glacier. Tourists who wish to access the northernmost place on earth and sleep in a glass igloo for a cool $105,000 (about €95,000) per person can visit the North Pole Igloos website for more information.