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Glass Igloo Lets You Sleep Under the Northern Lights

This has got to be the fanciest way to watch the the northern lights. Behold the luxury glass igloos of the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finland’s Arctic Circle: Link

The Arctic Circle

(Video Link) The Arctic Circle is a short animated film by Kevin Parry. It tells the tale of a solitary man who encounters a mysterious box — one that seems to offer him great wealth. Filmmaker Tim Burton described to it as “a cross between 2001 and Rudolph: The Red-Nosed Reindeer.” via CrunchGear

Goodbye, Sun!

In Tromsø, Norway, the sun has gone down, and it won’t come up again until January. It happens every year in this community in the Arctic Circle. Children mark the beginning of the period called ‘Mørketid’ by setting out candles in the town square. Link -via TYWKIWDBI