Magical ways to see the Northern Lights
The magnificence of the Northern Lights has earned the attraction a place on bucket lists around the world, but there’s more than one way to view this spectacular phenomenon.
Through the ceiling of a glass igloo:
The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, located in Finland, boasts a collection of impressive glass igloos allowing guests the opportunity to admire the Northern Lights snuggled up under the stars. The resort is set amidst stunning Lapland scenery and also offers kelo-glass igloos, which combine the warmth of a cosy log chalet with the views of a glass igloo. The more adventurous can stay in a snow igloo, which stays between a chilly -3C and -6C.
While kicking back on a cruise:
A range of cruise lines sail the arctic circle during prime northern lights viewing months. For the best of both land and sea, Hurtigruten and Bentours operate a 15-day Follow The Lights escorted tour. The popular offering includes a relaxing six-night voyage with Hurtigruten along the coast of Norway, a visit to a husky dog farm, a traditional reindeer farm and to “the home of Santa Claus”, Rovaniemi. Prices for this tour start from $5,995 per person.
While exploring Iceland’s landscapes:
Iceland provides an abundance of dramatic fjords, mountains, volcanoes, geysers and waterfalls. Subject to weather conditions, travellers may be lucky enough to capture the breathtaking moment when these elements collide and the lights dance across the sky to a brilliant backdrop. Abercrombie & Kent operates a 10-day Iceland & the Northern Lights journey from Reykjavik. The tour ventures to Hella and Hofn, weaving in a hike through an ice tunnel into the body of a glacier with geothermal lakes, volcanic craters, lava fields and hot springs. The tour is priced at $10,995ppts for a 04 March 2018 departure.