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Northern Lights Holidays

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Witnessing Mother Nature's most famous light show is one of the greatest travel experiences on earth. Head north, above a latitude of 60 degrees from late September through to early April, and you'll be in prime position for dazzling displays of this remarkable phenomenon. Whether you choose to visit Iceland, Finland, Sweden or Norway, we can offer a wide range of accommodation and experiences designed with aurora hunting in mind.

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Northern Lights Holiday Ideas

Below you'll find a selection of our favourite Northern Lights holiday ideas for inspiration. Although sightings of the ethereal light show can't be guaranteed, we have carefully selected places, properties and people to maximise your chances of gaining a glimpse of the bright blazing skies, and can craft the perfect winter Northern Lights holiday for you.

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Coolest Northern Lights Experiences

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Spend a night on a bed of ice
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Stay in a luxury glass igloo
Northern Lights At Aurora Village
Head to an aurora camp
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See the aurora in Autumn
Northern Lights In Finland
Search by snowmobile
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Sleep in an aurora wagon for two
Treat the family to a cosy log cabin break

The Northern Lights are visible on around 200 nights of the year in Finnish Lapland. Choose to stay at the Arctic Treehouse Hotel in Lapland's capital or opt for nights spent in a glass-roofed igloo at the Arctic Snow Hotel. Situated far enough away from the light pollution of the city, the igloos here afford magnificent displays of the aurora. Those seeking a winter wonderland, should head to the far northern reaches of Finnish Lapland. With direct flights twice weekly from London, it's easier than ever before to take a long weekend break in the wild.

The volcanic and lunar landscapes and incredible natural wonders, coupled with a long list of spine tingling activities, make Iceland a popular destination for those wanting a jam-packed itinerary. Stay in the country's compact capital Reykjavik, and search for the Northern Lights after dark in a Superjeep designed for adventure, or rest in the remote countryside. Hotel Ranga - one of South Iceland's boutique retreats has outdoor hot tubs for guests to relax in whilst watching the Northern Lights dance overhead.

In Swedish Lapland, the world-famous Treehotel awaits guests who wish to float in a room between pine trees, and ICEHOTEL has rooms carved into works of art and a menu of evening excursions, perfect for aurora hunters.

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Wonderful Places to stay to see the Northern Lights

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Arctic TreeHouse Hotel

The Grand Designs of Lapland holiday accommodation, each private suite, with its exclusive Scandinavian design, includes a glass feature wall providing unlimited views of the glittering forest and winter skies.

Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland

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Arctic Snow Hotel

The glass igloos here are far enough from the light pollution of the city to enjoy fabulous displays of the magical Aurora Borealis. The Snow Hotel built each year offers guests the chance to spend a night on a bed of ice.

Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland

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Aurora Village

At this secluded and elegant retreat, just 25 glass cabins are tucked away in the Lappish wilderness, high above the Arctic Circle. Keep a look out for wild reindeer roaming in the woods.

Inari, Finnish Lapland

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Golden Crown Glass Igloos

These luxurious and spacious glass igloos are located just 5km from Finland's largest ski resort. Hit the slopes during the day and enjoy aurora displays from the comfort of your very own bed after dark.

Levi, Finnish Lapland

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Northern Lights Ranch

These remote cabins feature expansive glass windows and roofs ideal for viewing the beautiful surrounding nature and watching out for the elusive Northern Lights.

Levi, Finnish Lapland

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Hotel Rangá

A proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this well established countryside retreat, built in a log-cabin style, is one of the best hotels in the world for stargazing.

Hella, South Iceland

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Wilderness Hotel Inari

From log cabins and glass-roof domes to spacious wilderness hotel rooms, there is a great deal of choice in accommodation at this exceptional resort found perched on the edge of Lake Inari.

Inari, Finnish Lapland

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Hotel Husafell

A proud member of National Geographic's unique lodges of the world, this exceptional welcoming retreat has rugged wilderness literally on the doorstep. Head out on a guided hike or relax in the hotel's outdoor hot tubs.

Húsafell, West Iceland

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Lapland Guesthouse

Stay with Johan and Eva and learn about their beautiful collection of brightly coloured Swedish houses in the tiny Swedish village of Kangos, 150 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Kangos, Swedish Lapland

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An ice room at the world famous Ice Hotel in Swedish Lapland


Sleep in frozen artworks reimagined every year at the world's most elaborate hotel. Created each year by a team of artists from around the globe, this Arctic masterpiece must be seen to be believed.

Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland

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Lyngen Experience Lodge

There are just nine rooms at this low lying boutique lodge. Located on Norway's shoreline and set against the stunning backdrop of the Ulsfjord, discover the perfect way to experience the Norwegian wilderness

Nord Lenangen, Norway

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The Lighthouse at Camp Tranoybotn

This fabulous place to stay is one of the best kept secrets on Norway’s second largest island. Join your friendly host, Hege on a guided kayaking trip around islands inhabited by seabirds and seals.

Senja, Norway

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