View the Northern Lights from Inside One of These Cosy Stays
Each year the galaxy ignites in an astounding light show. Vivid colours electrify the sky and delight anyone lucky enough to have a clear view of the polar specatcle. Between September and March, the Arctic Circle is the ideal place to glimpse one of nature’s most astounding phenomena, the Northern Lights!
In honour of this annual wintry delight, we present seven of the most dazzling stays where you can enjoy the Aurora Borealis in all their glory from the comfort of your own unique Booking.com accommodation. Just don't forget to look up!
Golden Crown - Levin Iglut, Finland
Offering fully insulated, heated glass igloos from where you can enjoy a front row seat for the Northern Lights, the Golden Crown - Levin Iglut is a peaceful retreat. Set atop Utsuvaara Fell in Finnish Lapland, you can snuggle up on one of the easily adjustable beds, counting stars in the sky while you wait for the show to begin.
Kirkenes Snowhotel, Norway
Situated in far northeastern Norway, Kirkenes Snowhotel features unique accommodation only 10 km from the charming village of Kirkenes. The wooden cottages, available year round, are modelled after traditional Sami hunting and fishing huts. Built specifically with the Aurora Borealis in mind, each cottage has large windows and comfy lounge chairs that are covered with warm sheep skin, perfect for enjoying nature’s light show from the comfort of your own room.
Hotel Arctic, Greenland
This 4-star hotel is located on the UNESCO-listed Ilulissat Icefjord in western Greenland and is one of the world’s northernmost hotels. Overlooking icebergs floating in the fjord, the hotel rooms are each decorated with artwork by local artists and, thanks to their big windows, are an ideal spot to watch the lights dancing in the night sky.
Muotka Igloos, Finland
Located in Finland, one of the best places in the world to view the spectral green glow of the Aurora Borealis, Muotka Igloos offer a possibility to watch the Northern Lights directly from your bedroom. Each of the exclusive cottages in this rustic resort features a glass-dome ceiling and a private sauna to relax in after a day of skiing, snowmobiling and hiking.
Hotel Rangá, Iceland
Featuring a stargazing observatory on site, this beautiful property is in an idyllic location next to the Rangá river in Hella. To boost your chances of catching the Northern Lights, the hotel offers complimentary wake-up calls for when they appear and even turns off all the lights to facilitate the best-possible viewing experience.
Northern Lights Resort & Spa, Canada
With its crisp, clear winter nights, Whitehorse is a great place to view shimmering glow of the Aurora Borealis. Located just a 25-minute drive from Whitehorse, the Northern Lights Resort & Spa offers traditionally decorated rooms, a spa and wellness centre, and a terrace with panoramic views for taking in the Northern Lights...and surrounding area, of course.
Lake Inari Mobile Cabins, Finland
Another way to see the Northern Lights is by jumping on a snowmobile and chugging out into the wilderness. You can also stay on top of a frozen lake with Lake Inari Mobile Cabins. These glass bedrooms give guests impressive views of the arctic surroundings and if lucky enough, the Northern Lights. Weather permitting, evenings in December until April, the cabins can be moved via snowmobile to the ice of Lake Inari, offering you a truly unforgettable outdoor experience.