A stay in a Northern Lights hotel is one of the most magical ways to experience a winter escape and with unique places all over northern Europe, we thought we'd look at some of the most special ones you can book when it feels safe to travel again.
Providing you with cosy surroundings (think reindeer skins and Scandi-chic design) and incredible views of the Aurora Borealis, our pick of the best Northern Lights hotel stays will make you want to escape to -40 degrees in the winter months.
One thing we love about these hotels is that they're in remote places, so you don't have to worry about social distancing if you plan a trip over the coming months (check the government's latest advice on travelling abroad during the Covid-19 pandemic).
From Swedish Lapland's stylish Treehotel to Finnish Lapland's Aurora Cabins, here's how to have the very best winter experience at a Northern Lights hotel.
Aurora Cabins at Northern Lights Village, Finland
These glass-roofed, heated cabins at Saariselka's Northern Lights Village are igloo in shape but will keep you warm and cosy as you lie back on your comfortable bed with a glass of bubbly or hot chocolate in hand watching the green lights above. There's enough room for two on the king-sized bed and after a night of enjoying the show, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained during the day, from husky sledding to snowshoeing.
Hotel Husafell, Iceland
Sustainable, luxurious and far from light pollution so you can take in the best of the Lights, Hotel Husafell is powered by hot springs and boasts friendly staff. One of the best things about staying here is that you won't have to wait up all night for the Northern Lights as the staff can wake you as soon as they make an appearance. You can stay at this Northern Lights hotel as you explore Iceland's highlights during Red's exclusive escape.
One of Sweden's most famous hotels, the Icehotel is a truly special place to stay. If sleeping on a bed made entirely out of ice isn't enough, its excellent location makes it a great place to spot the Northern Lights too. Located in Kiruna, Sweden's northernmost town, you can take advantage of a prime viewing spot that's high above the Arctic Circle. You can stay at the Icehotel on an exclusive foodie trip to Sweden with Red.
Wilderness Hotel Nellim, Finland
Set by Lake Inari, this Northern Lights hotel in Finland is a great destination for trying adventurous activities like snowmobiling, as well as being impressed by the incredible Northern Lights. Ideal for families, there's a Lappish-themed restaurant providing amazing views of the natural phenomenon and cosy bedrooms that reflect the wild surroundings. The Wilderness Hotel Nellim is a place you'll never forget. You can experience it on an exclusive family trip to Lapland with Red.
If it's something unique and unusual you're after, the stylish Treehotel in Sweden will take your breath away. Each room has a one-of-a-kind theme, such as the Bird's Nest or the UFO, showcases the best of Swedish design. There is no other hotel quite like it so prepare to be wowed.
Hotel Ranga, Iceland
A romantic Northern Lights hotel in a great location to explore Iceland's mighty waterfalls, volcanoes and black sand beaches, Hotel Ranga is the perfect spot to watch the Aurora Borealis. The ranch-style hotel is where you can enjoy fine dining, cosy rooms and epic surroundings - there are even cute Icelandic horses in the fields surrounding it. Stay at Hotel Ranga during Red's exclusive trip around Iceland.
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