In the calming waves of the global pandemic, many of us has already started to look for the next getaway to recharge their batteries. Given the restrictions in closed areas, the trend of glamping continues to grow. Glamorous camping sites offer a peaceful stay in nature combined with the comfort of unique lodges. There are plenty of options to choose from – tree houses, glamping domes, pods, caravans or houseboats. You can even stay in a windmill or igloo!
To shorten the research for the adventurous souls, we’ve collected 10 of Europe’s most unique glamping sites to enjoy this year.
Exceptional Glamping Domes under the Northern Lights in Lapland
- 2-4 persons
- Muonio, Finland
As one of the most unique glamping sites of Northern Europe, the Aurora Domes offers a great spot for gazing at the Northern Lights.
It is nestled on the lakeside, right beside a reindeer farm in Torassieppi. Thanks to the see-through dome wall, an amazing view of the wild Lappish landscape opens up from the cozy double bed.
These glamping domes offer a sense of adventure while maintaining a high-level of comfort.They include a double bed and upon request, extra beds can be added for up
to four guests. Guests can access the washroom facilities and a sauna in
around 50 meters away, at the campbase. There is also a nice little café nearby, with locally produced organic food and hot drinks.
Activities during the winter include cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, while in summer visitors can enjoy swimming, kayaking, canoeing, wild water rafting and fishing in the Muonio river or feeding reindeer and petting huskies.
Quirky Glamping pods in Netherlands
- 2-4 persons
- Rotterdam, South-Holland
These unusual urban glamping pods were designed by architects, with the intent of creating a campus-style concept combined with an immersive art experience. Culture Campsite‘s eco-friendly character lies in the fact, that all lodges were built from recycled materials.
Besides the sleeping objects, the site has all required amenities such as communal bathroom, living area for social activities, as well as kitchen with cooking supplies. Bikes, extra blankets and towels are available upon request. Regarding safety, the premises are guarded at all times, by a friendly staff member who can also provide help and advice.
The campsite is located in the historic harbour of Delfshaven, only 10 minutes from the city centre. Its easily accessible via public transport or by car. Given the favourable location, visitors can explore the surrounding area buzzing from restaurants and bars, galleries and museums.
Vintage Glamping Caravan near the Côte d’Azur
- 2-3 persons
- Mougins, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (France)
A romantic glamping caravan located in the garden of a 400 year-old renovated guest house. Glamping in Les Rosees provides an authentic Provencal experience all year-round. The antique furniture takes the guests back in time, allowing to immerse themselves in history.
This Romany style glamping suite features a bedroom with a double bed, lounge, bathroom with a large bathtub, with a small but cozy private deck in front.
There is also a restaurant on the property, serving traditional Provencal dishes from locally sourced ingredients. For a pampering experience, visitors can book an appointment at the on-site spa for different types of massage, complemented with tea and access to the sauna and jacuzzi.
Nearby attractions worth visiting, include Cannes, Nice as well as small wineries or galleries.
Stunning Houseboat in Belgium
- 2-3 persons
- Nieuwpoort, Flanders (Belgium)
This unique houseboat is the perfect glamping spot for those looking for a comfortable, still extraordinary lodging. It has 2 bedrooms – one with a double bed and one with a bunkbed – a fully equipped kitchen in an open space design. The living area with its glass walls provides a beautiful view over the canal.
Nearby cities worth visiting include Nieuwpoort-Bad, Veurne, and Westhoek within 10 km distance. The North Sea is also only 5 kms away, which is the best place to spend a few hot summer days. Other activities include fishing, cycling or wildlife watching.
Rural glamping yurts in Spain
- 2-5 persons
- Tarifa, Andalusia
This eco-friendly glamping yurt in the Spanish countryside offers shelter from two to five person. Its unique character is defined by the Afghan interior design and furniture pieces. The handmade dwellings with double insulated roof ensure a comfortable temperature in the course of the whole year.
From the outside each yurt is complemented with picnic tables, where guests can enjoy some lovely meal during the day. The communal facilities, such as two bathrooms with solar shower, kitchen with barbecue is only a couple of meters away.
The beaches of Tarifa are only an hour drive away from Gibraltar, and are a couple of kms away from the southernmost point of continental Europe. Given the extremely unique location, activities include hiking, surfing, stand-up-paddling, scuba diving, rock climbing, horse riding, and more. Must-see spots nearby are the charming little fishing town of Tarifa only a few miles from the glamping site. The La Puerta de Jerez, Alameda or the famous castle of Guzmán el Bueno.
It’s a great location to explore all, that the La Garrotxa region of Catalonia has to offer. From exploring the Volcanic Natural Park with numerous inactive volcanoes, or hiking the Itinerànnia trail leading to the Costa Brava, there are plenty of sights to experience. Glampers can also try climbing, cycling, fly with a hot air balloon or find their way around the charming medieval villages in the area.
Enchanting Glamping Hut in Latvia
- 2-4 persons
- Tukums, South Latvia
This extraordinary glamping site in Latvia’s wilderness, the Iglu Hut Milzkalne allows all visitors to disconnect and enjoy nature’s gems. Hiding in a pine forest, it gives shelter to 2-4 guests. There is a double a tiny equipped kitchenette, bathroom with a shower a lovely little terrace.
For those looking for additional relax and papering there is a jacuzzi right beside the unusual glamping hut, which can be used upon request for additional renting fee.
The area allows you to grasp on the beauty of the Baltic landscape, while hiking, cycling or bird watching in the Kemeri National Park close by. For those with preference of city life, Riga is only an hour away by car.
Eco-friendly Tiny House with spectacular views in Ukraine
- 2 persons
- Slavs’ke, Lviv Oblast
This eco-friendly tiny home in Ukraine’s countryside, is the ultimate glamping destination in Eastern Europe. It’s perfect for a romantic weekend getaway or for solo travellers, as comfortably accommodates up to 2 people.
With its minimalist design it was created with an eco-friendly concept in mind. It’s equipped with all necessities, kitchenette with fresh water from a nearby dwell, Wi-Fi, energy efficient heating, private bathroom, double bed located on a spacious mezzanine where guests can watch the sky through a skylight. On the long summer days, visitors can spend the day outdoors, on the terrace or at the barbecue area. Guests are encouraged to reduce waste and plastic use, by provided reusable shopping bags. To maintain comfort and cleanliness, the accommodation is not suitable for children nor pets.
Activities in the area include exploring the mountains on foot or by bike. During the winter there are great ski spots nearby.
When looking for a place to relax and unwind, or spend some quality time, this glamping site is the one to choose.
Unusual Igloo Glamping site in the Austrian Alps
- 2-6 persons
- Innsbruck, Tyrol
The Igloo village an extraordinary winter glamping gem in the Austrian ski paradise. It offers a unique experience for any adventurous snow loving visitor. There are different options to choose from. Couples can enjoy an igloo with a private setting for two, while families or group of friends can share an igloo for 4-6 person.
There is also a separate larger igloo with a dining area inside, as well as heated bathroom facilities. Besides the basic amenities, the site is also equipped with an outdoor barrel sauna where skiers can relax after an active day.
This unusual igloo site offers skiing, sledding on toboggan, four-wheeler rides or snow golf for the more extreme souls. You can sign up for an igloo building workshop too. There are events and competitions hold as well, which is a great option for families, group of friend s or team building. After an eventful day, you can enjoy a drink at the bar made of ice.
Outstanding Glamping Truck in Hungary
- 2 persons
- Bodolyabér, Southern Transdanubia
The Csepellina glamping truck offers an unforgettable experience of staying in a legendary Hungarian lorry, turned into a fancy lodge in the woods. It can accommodate up to two people, who can enjoy all amenities such as, comfortable double bed, fully-equipped kitchenette, wooden stove for the cool summer nights and private bathroom.
The location is more than idyllic – with a pond right beside the property, where guest can enjoy the starry night sky or share a BBQ party with family or friends. For a relaxing afternoon, sunbeds and hammocks are ready to be used, and for exploring the area guests can lends two bicycles. There are numerous trails to explore the surrounding forests as well.
Glampers can also get a taste of local products at the farm nearby, or visit Pecs to explore one of Hungary’s culture capital. There are numerous galleries and museums, as well as folklore festivals and other events during the course of the year.
The list could go with countless unique glamping place, but everything has to come to an end.
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