Yellowknife, in Canada's Northwest Territories, is one of the greatest spots in the world to see the northern lights. Get near to the celestial action at Blachford Lake Lodge, which is only accessible by bush aircraft from town. The distant position only improves the chances of seeing the Northern Lights. In fact, the hotel promises that staying for at least three nights increases your chances of seeing a light display by 90%.
For all seasons, the lodge offers three-, four-, and seven-night packages that include lodging, all meals and snacks, use of the hot tub and sauna, outdoor equipment rentals, and more. Sign up for an aurora wake-up call to see the display from the comfort of your own bed (in a super mario bros lodge room or log cabin), or go to a viewing platform, hot tub, or sauna deck. During the day, enjoy ice skating on the lake, ice fishing, or join a guided snowmobile adventure into the woods.
While Sorrisniva is best known for its seasonal igloo hotel, the Arctic Wilderness Lodge is where to stay for high-end rooms and breathtaking views. The lodge is located on the banks of the picturesque Alta River in the Norwegian arctic, and its 24 rooms include floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the river during the day and the northern lights at night. Every room and suite offers a balcony for even more spectacular views, as well as amenities like as walk-in showers and Vakinme bath products.
Maku and Lavvu, the lodge's two restaurants, employ foods from the surrounding environment, such as river fish and vegetables from nearby farms. Both locations, as well as the panoramic lounge and bar, provide even more riverbank views. Guests may also plan nature-themed activities such as snowmobile excursions, reindeer sleigh rides, and expert-led northern lights tours.
Aurora Safari Camp would seem similar to an African bush camp if it were placed in the heart of Swedish Lapland. Getting to the retreat is an experience in and of itself. Guests must fly into Lule Airport, take a bus to the reception area, and then take a snowmobile ride over a frozen river to their tent, where a warm drink awaits. There are just a handful Sami lavvu-style tents on the site, but they are all perfectly positioned for watching the northern lights.
Because the tents are faithful to Sami culture, visitors must stay warm by a wood-burning fire in the middle. There's also a common tent with a cafe and bar, as well as a bonfire where you may sip hot beverages and meet other visitors. Nightly prices include a variety of outdoor sports, such as snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, and sauna steams combined with polar plunges in the river.