Editor’s Choice

12 Phenomenal Places to Stay to View the Northern Lights

3 December 2019

Dancing in the clear night sky, the incredible Northern Lights are nature’s very own dazzling display.

Is it any wonder that viewing them in all their glory is at the top of just about everybody’s bucket list?

So when you finally plan your visit, checking yourself into a soulless hotel room just isn’t going to cut it. Instead, you need unique accommodation that’s perfectly suited to your surroundings, not to mention the visual treats you’re about to experience.

With that in mind, how about checking in to a hotel that’s sculpted from glistening ice and snow, pitching up in an authentic igloo cottage, or relaxing in a breathtaking glass lodge – complete with a hot tub in prime sky-viewing position?

Come and view our jaw-dropping selection of Northern Lights-friendly accommodation here.  You’re sure to fall in love with each and every one!

Main image: Muotka Igloos, Lapland


Manshausen, Leinesfjord, Steigen, Norway
Start your Nordic adventure story on this breathtaking island resort, where the sea and the mountains combine in a spectacular backdrop for relaxation, contemplation and activity alike.
Bedrooms: 2 per cabin
Sleeps: 4


Jukkasjärvi, Norrbotten, Norrbotten County, Sweden
Indulge your senses at ICEHOTEL, the world's first and most exclusive hotel to be constructed from glistening ice and snow.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
£140/night warm room, £215/night cold room


Vallsta, Gävleborg, Sweden
Experience the purity and simplicity of nature, surrounded by some of Sweden's most enchanting scenery, at Bergaliv Landscape Hotel - a peaceful mountainside sanctuary awaiting your arrival.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£196 / night (2 guests, inc breakfast/spa)

The Arctic Hideaway

Sorvaer, Fleinvaer, Norway
Recharge your batteries and find your muse at the Arctic Hideaway, an exquisite cluster of houses on the remote Norwegian island of Fleinvær.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: Up to 10
£180 / /son / night

Panorama Glass Lodge

Mosfellsbær, Capital Region, Iceland
Luxuriate in the magnificence of the vast Icelandic sky, from the private comfort of a gleaming glass cabin with unrivalled panoramic views.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
£300 / night

Uist Forest Retreat

North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Reconnect with nature from the comfort of a rustic treetop cabin, set on the wild and exceptionally scenic ‘edge of Britain'.
Bedrooms: 1 per cabin
Sleeps: 2 per cabin
£910 (7 night)


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