10 Places To Spend The Night On Your Northern Lights Chase

14 Mar 2020
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Aurora Borealis Chase From Your Bed

Everyone wants to catch a glimpse of the famed Northern Lights, but this elusive phenomenon often hides away, leaving us with frozen toes in the cold. What if we told you you could view the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed? Read on to find out the best accomodation options for you to catch a glimpse of the mysterious Aurora Borealis while lying under the covers.

1.Hotel Kakslauttanen Finland

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Have the ultimate Northern Lights experience from a glass igloo tucked into the snow at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland. The roofs of the glass igloo are made of thermal glass, allowing your room to remain warm without disrupting your view of the lights.

2. Arctic Treehouse Hotel Finland

Arctic Treehouse Hotel
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Experience the impressive spectacle of the Northern Lights from deep within the forest in your own little cube on a hill in the Arctic Treehouse Hotel. Get unobstructed views above the treetops from the comfort of your warm cosy beds! If you want to further elevate your experience, book the Glass House and it even comes with a hot tub. Talk the about V.I.P experience!

3. Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel Iceland

ION Adventure Hotel
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Conveniently located just under an hour’s drive from Reykjavik, the ION Adventure Hotel, set against a backdrop of majestic lava fields, is one for the bucket list. The hotel’s location on the “Golden Circle” makes it a perfect spot for seeking out the Northern Lights. The floor to ceiling windows in the rooms allow you to fully appreciate the view of the Thingvellir National Park.
Did we mention that the hotel also has an outdoor hot tub?
klook northern lights tour
If you’re looking for a change of scenery, why not head out for a night to catch the elusive Aurora Borealis. Klook yourselves a premium northern lights tour and have a guide take you to some of the best hunting spots. Sip on hot chocolate and munch on icelandic donuts while taking in the beauty of the lights. On the off chance that you do not get to catch the lights, you can even rebook a non-premium northern lights chase, FREE!

4. Golden Crown Levin Iglut Finland

golden crown levin iglut finland
golden crown levin iglut finland
If your idea of paradise includes falling asleep under the starry arctic sky, Golden Crown Levin Iglut Hotel is definitely the place for that! Unobstructed views of the valley coupled with the motorized beds make it perfect for gazing up at the northern lights without having to move an inch. But be warned, you won’t ever want to leave your rooms.

5. Apukka Resort Finland

apukka resort
apukka resort
Spend the night at the cosy igloo style cabins in the Apukka resort! These charming rustic huts strike a balance between modern and tradition with the reindeer hide throws, teepees and smart glass roofs. Snuggle up under your reindeer hide throws and await the spectacle in the sky!
northern lights photography tour
The beauty of the Northern Lights can be hard to capture if you don’t know the right camera settings to use. Learn how to take the best snapshots of this phenomenon on Klook’s Northern Nights photography expedition!  Let the professional nature photographer shares the best tips and tricks for a great photo.

6. Aurora Camp Norway

northern lights husky sledding sami tour
northern lights husky sledding sami tour
northern lights husky sledding sami tour
If you’re looking to experience the true Scandinavian winter lifestyle of the locals, spend the night in a traditional Sami tent! Sleep in warm comfortable reindeer skins inside your sleeping bags while waiting for the Aurora Borealis. In the daytime, drive your own sled pulled by a team of energetic huskies as they race through the snow.

7. Hotel Arctic in Ilulissat, Greenland

hotel arctic greenland
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There’s no where else in the world you’ll be able to camp at the mouth of an ice fjord except this quirky Hotel Arctic in Greenland! Not only will you get to live in this unique little igloo house, the waterfront views of the Aurora will make you never want to leave this place.

8. Sampi Nature Camp Sweden

sampi nature camp
Live life like an arctic indigenous in the lapland at the Sampi Nature Camps. These little huts take glamping to a whole new level! Located in the middle of the Laplands, the lack of light pollution makes it a good northern light hunting spot. All Sampi Nature Camp activities do not interfere with or destroy the environment for reindeers or the herders. You won’t have to worry about obstructing or destructing nature while you’re there.

9. Treehotel Sweden

Treehouse hotel
treehouse hotel
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It’s a bird’s nest, it’s a UFO, it’s a room in the Treehotel in Sweden! Located in the middle of a pine forest, you’ll be able to catch the northern lights in your eccentric accommodation. Whether you pick the bird nest room or the UFO room,  you’ll have to climb up the ladder on your tree to get to your room. We won’t pack heavy luggages if we were you.

10: Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Norway

sorrisniva igloo hotel
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If you love the chills that winter brings, you’re going to love staying in the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel! Definitely not for those bothered by the cold, glide through these igloos made entirely out of ice. While you can’t exactly see the Northern lights from your ice bed, you can head out of your igloo and watch the magic of the aurora unravel before your eyes.
If you REALLY love the cold, be sure to head to the ice bar! Drink from a cup made entirely out of ice as you catch the Northern lights. We can’t promise your fingers won’t be numb after that.

Aurora Borealis Essentials

Apart from chasing down the Aurora Borealis, don’t leave the Scandinavian lapland without trying your hand at Husky Sledding or even Snowshoeing!