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The Most Spectacular Hotels to Sleep Under Aurora Borealis/Northern Lights

Would you like to sleep with a view of the sky and contemplate northern lights? These hotels are what you are looking for.

The northern lights are one of the most impressive spectacles that nature offers us. This luminous phenomenon occurs when our sun interacts with the atmosphere and gives rise to these lights in the sky.

The aurora borealis appears approximately 200 nights a year in Nordic countries like Sweden, Norway, Finland or Iceland, attracting hundreds of curious annually. Even many hotels take advantage of the tourist pull to observe the northern lights without losing detail. Here are some of them.

Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland

Lapland is one of the best places to enjoy the northern lights, and Finland has hotels like the Kakslauttanen. It has glass igloos, from where to contemplate the sky and the auroras from the bed, as well as cabins with sauna and chimneys. Over the years, the hotel has grown to become one of the best known in the Arctic Circle due to its location and facilities. Kakslauttanen has several glass igloos, from which to contemplate the sky and the auroras from the bed, as well as cabins with sauna and fireplaces.

Arctic Treehouse Hotel, Rovaniemi

Pic Credits : http://www.visitrovaniemi.fi/accommodation/arctic-treehouse-hotel/

This complex is composed of 37 buildings with a warm wooden interior of exclusive Scandinavian design that combines the local tradition and the heritage of Lapland. Perfect to feel very close to the northern lights!

Sorrisniva Igloo HotelPic Credits : https://www.booking.com/hotel/no/sorrisniva-iglo.html

Made of snow and ice, these igloos boast of being the first hotel in Norway and the second in the world with these characteristics. The igloos that compose it have to be rebuilt after the arrival of summer and take the opportunity to redecorate it completely. As if that were not enough, everything in this hotel is ice. Their sleeping bags covered with reindeer skins allow them to rest at a temperature of up to 30 degrees below zero.

Scandic Hotel, Norway

Located on a private island in Svolvaer, its views of the northern lights are perfect to enjoy an unforgettable stay in Norway. Some of the rooms have a kind of hole through which you can fish directly from your room.

Hotel Iso Syote, Finland

Iso Syöte is the most southern plateau in Finland, and this hotel has a suite with spectacular views. Also, its glass ceiling allows you to see the northern lights from the bed.

ION Adventure Hotel, Nesjavellir

Pic Credits : https://www.booking.com/hotel/is/fosshotel-hengill.en-gb.html

Less than an hour from Reykjavik and surrounded by an almost virgin volcanic landscape, ION Adventure Hotel is an unforgettable experience. The rooms have large windows to enjoy the northern lights, and among its facilities, there are saunas and hot pools.

Besides, its fantastic location on the route of the “Golden Circle” makes it the perfect base to explore the rich heritage of Iceland which includes waterfalls, geysers, and volcanoes.

 

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12 Comments

  1. This complex has the best buildings with a wooden interior. It has got a Scandinavian design and has the heritage of Lapland.

  2. It is my dream also to visit Europe someday, and I dont really know that Aurora Borealis is found there! I really like the concept of building hotels there, as you can really see the magnificent lights in detail! I really love the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel! It made me feel like Im in Antarctica! ?

  3. Majestic!!! Getting to see the Aurora Borealis would be breathtaking,but to see it while staying at these awesome places would make the experience more unforgettable. Im pretty sure staying at these places would be bit expensive, but goodness, I think I wouldn’t mind it. Just have to select the best place for you, so that you get to enjoy the money that you spend. Finland and Norway are such beautiful countries!

  4. Good to read about this Northern light I’m just knowing about it,will love to experience this and Finland seem to be the place I fancy, might try the aforementioned hotel in this post.

  5. These hotels are gorgeous and extremely inviting. As a fan of Scandinavian design, I think if given the chance to travel for this, my top choice would definitely be the Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Rovaniemi. I can only imagine how amazing it could be to watch the Northern Lights while snuggling in bed.

  6. The Northern light looks so beautiful with Arctic Treehouse Hotel, Rovaniemi.It will really makes the room looks cozy and warm.These hotels with images look very spectacular and radiates.

  7. These are wonderful places to stay at this region. watching the aurora borealis right at your window would create that surreal feeling. A truly magnificent sight!

  8. Really wonderful and amazing ,really blessed to be stayed here such a piece of nature which makes our mind happy and fill with joy.these are really wonder ful places to stay,in the igloo ,covered with snow ,in the lonely night

  9. For such an ends of the Earth kind of place and icy cold as that. To find hotels in here is amazing, How do you check in though?

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