Spend the Night in Luxury Glass Igloos Looking Up at the Northern Lights

While watching an Aurora, you’ll have a feeling of being in another world, a magical universe. Some places have more powerfully enchanting occurrences of the aurora compared to others, and they are Alaska, the U.S (some parts), Northern Canada, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.

Situated on the shores of Lake Ranuanjärvi, deep within the snow-covered woodlands of Finland you will find Arctic Fox Igloos, we better say Finland’s nightly phenomenon. Here, the rooms will offer you overnight stays with unobstructed views of the surrounding, peaceful environment a place where you’re likely to see the incredible Northern Lights, they are located in a glass with a dome-like structure. Each of them has a bedroom for two, a kitchenette, a bathroom, and even a private sauna. Despite the fact that the temperatures outside were freezing, the heated glass walls at the front act as insulation, preventing frost and snow from lingering on the pod’s surface.

Even why the views are surreal, there’s plenty more to do than gaze into the snowy abyss. Guests can explore the wilderness on snowmobiles, huskies, or reindeer. What you can do during warmer months is to canoe across the lake just outside your front door, or take a cycling tour of the Ranua forests where you might even bump into one of the local arctic foxes.

Arctic Fox Igloos

Arctic Fox Igloos

Arctic Fox Igloos

Arctic Fox Igloos

Arctic Fox Igloos

Artist Visually Compares the Sizes of Extinct Species With Their Modern Relatives

Technology has evolved and shaped our workplaces in many ways. Photoshop, for instance, helps us take a glimpse at how we want things to appear. Although flawless photography is perhaps never possible without expensive shooting gear, digital photo can give us the solution to turn imperfect photographs into professional ones so easily. It helps us to explore creative thinking and thoughts. Even though they still remain digital, they’re pretty close to reality.

To illustrate, Roman Uchytel uses technology for this matter. He uses Photoshop to show us a glimpse of things that have passed and thus will never come back. More specifically, he recreates prehistoric extinct species of animals as best as he can using the information that he has now. And it can be said that he’s been doing indeed a good job at it. Furthermore, he even managed to publish a book which you can find here.

Luckily, Earthwonders managed to get in touch with Roman Uchytel and had an interview about one of his many series which will be presented below. Such series involve the comparison of the sizes of extinct species with their modern relatives and places them side by side. It’s truly interesting how some of the species were way bigger than we would’ve thought looking at their modern relatives. So, scroll down and check out the images!

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“We came up with this idea together with Alexandra Antonova (Uchytel), my wife and business partner, for our children to know what the ancestors (or relatives) of the animals they see in the zoo looked like. Besides, I’ve been wondering myself how these animals would fit together. Everyone compares extinct animals to humans, but no one compared them to contemporaries (descendants).” said Uchytel for Earthwonders.


When being asked if it’s challenging to come up with ideas and with the final results, he said “Of course, it’s a challenge because you do it for yourself and you never know if it will resonate with other people”.


“It was really unexpected for my pictures to become quite viral, because in today’s world, it’s very difficult to surprise anyone. But I’m glad that a lot of people are interested in extinct animals, because one of the missions of the Prehistoric Fauna project is to starting point for an international dialogue that could help preserve the remains of the megafauna, because many animals can die out again because of humans.”


“People’s reaction about these images was like a snowball reaction. Because a lot of people didn’t know that modern animals had such unusual ancestors.”
































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