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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

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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!

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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 Sy├Âte 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

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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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