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12 Phenomenal Places to Stay to View the Northern Lights

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03/12/2019 12 Phenomenal Places to Stay to View the Northern Lights


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

The Isle of Carna

The Isle of Carna

Cast yourself away to your very own private Scottish island, teeming with native wildlife and boasting 600 blissful acres of fresh, tranquil luxury. The Isle of Carna is a very special island indeed.  Family owned and run, grandly historic, blissfully private and with absolutely no digital distractions, there is simply no better place to escape to when the stresses of a life spent…

Manshausen

Manshausen

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. Manshausen is a unique resort and activity centre created by polar explorer Børge Ousland (the first person to reach the North Pole in a solo expedition), with a mission to discover "the harmony between…

ICEHOTEL

ICEHOTEL

Indulge your senses at ICEHOTEL, the world's first and most exclusive hotel to be constructed from glistening ice and snow. The Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi is home to the crystal-clear Tome river, perfectly located 200km north of the Arctic Circle. Free of pollutants and imperfections, the natural waters of the Tome River freeze slowly and naturally in winter, to provide perfect building…

Bergaliv

Bergaliv

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. Bergaliv's outstanding location on the Åsberger mountain blends the experience of holidaying in a magnificent forest while soaking up expansive views of the beautiful Ljusnan River below - bringing you the…

The Arctic Hideaway

The Arctic Hideaway

Recharge your batteries and find your muse at the Arctic Hideaway, an exquisite cluster of houses on the remote Norwegian island of Fleinvær. Fordypningsrommet, the architect-designed brainchild of a Norwegian composer and musician, means "room for deeper studies", and in this cluster of raised single-function houses - one of which is dedicated solely to contemplation - you can detox from…

Panorama Glass Lodge

Panorama Glass Lodge

Luxuriate in the magnificence of the vast Icelandic sky, from the private comfort of a gleaming glass cabin with unrivalled panoramic views. Whether or not the Northern Lights decide to make their appearance during your stay, Panorama Glass Lodge offers a true ‘bucket list' experience that rivals no other. Imagine drifting off to sleep under the stars, or savouring all the charms of the…

Borealis Basecamp

Borealis Basecamp

At Borealis Basecamp an unforgettably immersive experience awaits, surrounded by the unique beauty of Alaska...and the Northern Lights! As its name suggests, Borealis Basecamp is the ideal location for anyone longing to tick seeing the Aurora Borealis - otherwise known as the Northern Lights - from their bucket list. Set just 25 miles from the Alaskan city of Fairbanks, you'll discover…

Muotka Igloos

Muotka Igloos

Escape to the Finnish Lapland of your imagination, with a heated igloo cottage that's ideal for watching the Northern Lights. The locals will tell you that the Finnish village of Saariselkä is where you'll discover the real Lapland.  Set in the far north of Finland, Saariselkä is in fact the northernmost tourist destination in Europe, where the Northern Lights shimmer through the…

Star Arctic Hotel

Star Arctic Hotel

View the magical Northern Lights from the top of Finland's Kaunispää Mountain, in a uniquely awe-inspiring hotel. Perfectly located at the top of Kaunispää mountain (otherwise known as ‘Beauty Hill'), you can enjoy spectacular views over Saariselkä, renowned as "the Lapland of your dreams", from the Star Arctic Hotel. Surrounded by nature in its purest and most beautiful form,…

Uist Forest Retreat

Uist Forest Retreat

Reconnect with nature from the comfort of a rustic treetop cabin, set on the wild and exceptionally scenic ‘edge of Britain'. There are fewer British locations more visually mesmerising than North Uist, part of the unspoilt and sparsely-populated Outer Hebrides. The simple life reigns supreme on this windswept edge of Britain, and you'll find plenty of natural wonders to tempt you with a…

Traustholtshólmi

Traustholtshólmi

A cosy selection of yurts, secluded on a private Icelandic island filled with culture, history, and nature in its purest form. If you're looking for the perfect natural location from which to tick off that ‘bucket list' item of viewing the Northern Lights, Traustholtshólmi is it. A stunningly mesmerising private island, Traustholtshólmi measures just fifty-seven acres, and is magically…

Paishill Private Lodge

Paishill Private Lodge

A unique, luxurious and all-inclusive Lapland experience that's custom-built around the spectacular beauty of nature.If you're looking for an unsurpassed Arctic escape in breathtakingly unspoilt Finnish Lapland, one in which your every need is catered for, then Paishill Private Lodge is the destination of your dreams.Simply spirit yourselves away to the fairy-tale Paishill wilderness, where you'll…

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