5 Fab Hotels and Lodges Geared-up for Seeing the Northern Lights

Treehotel Sweden

Try your luck seeing the Northern Lights at these five spots that offer excellent services and facilities for Aurora-seekers.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland

The fab factor: Forget fumbling in the cold – the famous glass-domed igloos here let you watch the sky from the comfort of your bed. 

Peak viewing: Local photographers say some of the best viewing conditions occur around the autumn and spring equinox periods due to less snow-related cloud cover.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Winterlake Lodge, Alaska, United States

The fab factor: This remote, family-run lodge camp at the entrance of the Alaska Range offers cosy standalone cabins with viewing porches. 

Peak viewing: This part of the world enjoys a seven-month season from late August to March. Plan your visit around popular activities such as fishing, hiking or skiing. 

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Hótel Húsafell, Iceland

The fab factor: Located near Iceland’s biggest lava cave (Víðgelmir) and second-largest glacier (Langjökull), this boutique lodge averages up to three sightings per week.

Peak viewing: For prime conditions visit in mid-winter (January).

Hótel Húsafell

Treehotel, Sweden

The fab factor: This much-photographed collection of luxury tree houses in a northern Swedish forest also happens to be in the aurora zone. 

Peak viewing: As with Iceland, it’s best to visit in December or January because not only do you have more dark time but a snowy backdrop adds to the magic. 

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Hotel Arctic, Greenland

The fab factor: While the hotel offers rooms and suites, a stay in one of the aluminium igloos (available May to October) that sit on the edge of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ilulissat Icefjord is a great experience. 

Peak viewing: You have a good chance any time between September and early April. 

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