Sep 26, 2013 08:03 BST
Enjoy the Northern Lights in Extraordinary Settings in Finnish LaplandSep 26, 2013 08:03 BST
The Northern Lights are visible on roughly 200 nights a year – or every other clear night – in Finnish Lapland.
If gazing at the sky in crispy winter air is not your thing, simply add comfort. Here are a few tips on keeping cosy under the Aurorae.
Wilderness Hotel Nellim – Aurora Bubbles and Aurora Camp
The tiny village of Nellim by Lake Inari in Northern Lapland lies in the middle of the finest Lappish scenery. Wilderness Hotel Nellim’s Aurora Bubbles are terrific little heated pods for viewing the Northern Lights.
Try also their Aurora Camp and Northern Lights search by snowmobile.
Eagle’s View Suite in Hotel Iso-Syöte
The Eagle’s View Suite is the crown jewel of Hotel Iso-Syöte. The bedroom is held up by a tree trunk in the middle of the suite. With a glass ceiling and a double bed, the Northern Lights won’t be viewed anywhere as exquisite as this. The suite also features a jacuzzi, a luxury bathroom and a private sauna.
Levi Igloos and Northern Lights House
The 12 igloos with glass ceilings are situated on Utsuvaara fell, 10 kilometres from ski and holiday resort Levi in Kittilä. Watch the Aurorae blazing in the sky with a terrific view over the surrounding winter wonderland.
The Levi Igloos Northern Lights House is a villa for 4-8 people with two bedroom suites, a fireplace, a sauna, and a panoramic terrace with a hot tub.
What Causes the Northern Lights?