Amazing places to experience the magic of the Aurora Borealis

Dancing across the night sky, the bright lights of the Aurora Borealis are actually collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere.

Island cottage

Eliassen Rourbuer 
Head to the oldest fisherman’s cottage resort in the Lofoten Islands, Norway, where you’ll be surrounded by spectacular nature, silence, midnight sun, breathtaking sea, fjord and mountains, fishing boats and, of course, northern light. Perhaps the most photographed houses in Lofoten, the red cottages 
have all you need for a comfortable stay, with plenty of activities on your doorstep, including guided trips to see the Lights.

Water cabin

Arctic bath 
Traverse a floating walkway leading from the shore to your hotel room in a cabin, complete with your own pellet-burning stove. Arctic Bath is a unique hotel and spa attraction on Sweden’s Lule River, alternating between frozen and floating depending on the season. Join professional nature and adventure photographer Håkan Hjort between October-March, and hopefully capture the Aurora through the lens of your own camera and in its full glory.

Ice hotel

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, book a room at Icehotel Winter. During 
November and December in the village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, part of the Torne River bank turns into a magnificent hotel made of ice and snow. The hotel remains for five months before it melts down in spring. For Northern Lights hunters, the Icehotel is near to Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town, and a great place to (hopefully) catch the Lights.

Glass igloo


Sleep beneath the Northern Lights and the twinkling of the bright starry sky in one of the glass igloos, situated at the Kakslautten family-run hotel in Finnish Lapland. Sleeping groups of two or four, they are available to book from late August until the end of April. If you want more adventure – and this hotel is located right at the edge of the wilderness, along the road to the Arctic Sea – then go Aurora chasing with organised horseback riding, carriage rides or even quad bikes.

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