The Best (Really) Little Hotels in the World

These stunningly sexy, diminutive vacation retreats pack maximum comfort—blissful beds, chic design, and unbelievable views—into minimal space. Yes, big luxury can come in small packages.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Hotel Kakslauttanen
Saariselkä, Finland


For those brave enough to holiday inside the Arctic Circle, Kakslauttanen is like the Disney World of backwoods Finland: It has the world's largest smoke sauna, a snow chapel, an ice bar, and a traditional birch-lined honeymoon suite with an illuminated Versace bathroom. But the best bet is a stay in an individual 194-square-foot heated glass igloo, inside which you can simply lie and watch the northern lights flicker in the distance—provided you don't feel like taking snow-sculpting classes or learning how to pan for gold.
kakslauttanen.fi

Slide 3: Photo courtesy of Estudio Palma.
Slide 6: Photo courtesy of Markus Zimmermann.
All other photos courtesy of each location.

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