The northern lights, or aurora borealis as the academics would have you say, are one of the most awe-inspiring natural phenomena to look at with your own eyes. The only downside to the northern lights is that camping out in a tent when it’s freezing and the temperature is barely above “don’t freeze to death in an hour” degrees Celsius isn’t too pleasant a prospect. Having a nice hotel where you can watch the northern lights might be a good idea.
Arctic Gourmet Cabin – Sweden
cabins come with a private gourmet chef and sommelier, so you know
what you’re getting yourself into financially. That said, if you
have the cash to spare for a luxurious stay in Scandinavia while you
lie down in a hot tub and watch the northern lights – this cabin
will probably rub you the right way.
Borealis Lodge – Fairbanks, Alaska
you want to watch the northern lights in the United States, this
place would be the spot to do it. It’s getting amazing reviews on
Tripadvisor too, so we all know this means that this place is the
Lights Resort And Spa – Whitehorse, Canada
decide between a spa or watching the northern lights? Well, Canada
thinks you shouldn’t even have to choose in the first place! As the
name pretty much implies, this hotel offers spa services as well as
an amazing view of the northern lights. It’s probably pretty
expensive, but there’s hardly a price you can put on being able to
cherry-pick all the amazing things in life as you want them.
Arctic – Ilulissat, Greenland
isn’t known for many things, except for being that part of Denmark
near the United States, but it’s easily one of the top places to
watch the northern lights. I guess that’s why this hotel made it on
this list. See, we’ve gone full circle here. Greenland is the best
country to experience true arctic holidays, and this hotel is more
than willing to help you every step of the way.
Adventure Hotel – Nesjavellir, Iceland
sounds like one of the realms out of a Thor movie, but then again,
it’s Iceland. Iceland is still pretty much the place to be if you
want to watch the northern lights, and this hotel only proves it.
It’s a 45 minute drive from Reykjavik (not a made up name, it’s
their actual capitol) and it looks like you can have an amazing time
Hotel Kakslauttanen – Saariselka, Finland
Besides this being one of the most famous places to go to if you want to watch the northern lights, it also has amazing activities that’ll make you feel right at home in the north. Want to go sledding with dogs or go on a reindeer safari? Whatever you want, they’ve got it.