Aurora Bubbles and Glass Igloos
Image credits: Matt Robinson, Lapland Hotels, Jouko Lappalainen and Markku Inkila
Witness the Northern Lights from the comfort of your bed
However, one of our favourite trends is the innovation of Aurora accommodation, which allows you to gaze up to the inky night sky and watch the Northern Lights hypnotically dance, all from the comfort of your bed.
Aurora accommodation takes many forms including Aurora Bubbles or Glass Igloos. These wonderfully designed structures give you a distinctive location in which to sleep, ensuring you can enjoy warmth and comfort, all whilst giving that all-important sky view.
From experiencing one unforgettable night in this specialist accommodation to spending each night of your holiday searching the skies as you are tucked up in bed, there are a range of options to suit every trip!
Scroll down for our Aurora Zone destinations that will allow you to experience a night under the Arctic stars.About Aurora Bubbles and Glass Igloos
A room with a view
When the dedicated Northern Lights activities have ended, what better way to continue your search than with specially designed accommodation?
Nellim’s sister hotel, Wilderness Hotel Muotka, also offers an exceptional night in an Aurora Kota which incorporates the cosy benefits of a cabin with a private sauna, allowing you to gaze at the night sky in real style.
At the Apukka Resort, you can choose to stay in a cosy Aurora Cabin or for extra luxury, you could opt for the wonderful Aurora 360 Cabins. Covering two levels, the design is based on a ‘Komsio’ which means a traditional Sámi cradle for an extremely comfortable way to search the skies for the Northern Lights.
During a visit to the Vasara Reindeer Ranch, you can choose to stay in the glass igloos situated in the heart of Sámiland, for an authentic insight into the local culture and the chance to spot the Northern Lights as well as Lapland's favourite animals!
Not just for one night…
Many of our specialised Aurora accommodations are used as an extra special night. However, there are a few idyllic destinations which provide this magical experience for the duration of your stay.
Head just 1km from Saariselka’s small ski resort or just 16km from Levi centre and you will find the Northern Lights Villages, two fantastic destination solely dedicated to glass-roofed Aurora Cabin accommodation. All cabins face north with the half glass roof pointing your gaze directly towards the sky. Additionally, there is a clever timer switch used to melt any snow on the roof within 10-15 mins, so there is no need for you to leave your cosy accommodation to sweep it away!
Go Glamping in an Aurora Hut
Glamourous camping, more commonly known as ‘glamping’ has hit the world of Northern Lights hunting by storm.
The unique Aurora Huts at Jeris and Torassieppi offer a rather different overnight experience for guests. These huts have pleasant, cosy décor, with floor-to-ceiling windows on one wall, allowing you to gaze at the night sky in search of the Northern Lights. The Aurora huts at Torassieppi are located close to the lakeshore, whereas the huts at Jeris are located in the woods. The exact location of your dome will be confirmed upon check-in at your hotel. Enjoying the views of the snowy outdoors whilst staying comfortable and warm inside is an experience like no other.
Aurora Huts can also be found set into the Frozen Lake Inari at Wilderness Hotel Nangu. The huts have been carefully placed here to enjoy spectacular views out to night sky and hopefully Northern Lights too!
A touch of luxury
Brand new for winter 2023 and exclusive to Northern Lights Village are the Aurora Suites. There are 10 of these in Levi and more to be built soon in Phya in total and still a convenient walking distance to the restaurant and activity meeting point.
The suites are around 44m2 and are spacious enough to sleep up to 5 guests. They also include their own sauna. The suites are equipped with air conditioning and heating, a hairdryer, a minibar (charges apply locally), safe and tea and coffee-making facilities.
The glass roofs still have their trademark laser-heated glass to ensure a clear view into the night sky to allow you the ultimate luxury of enjoying a Northern Lights display, snuggled up in bed.
Planning your star-studded night with our Aurora Experts
We’re the UK’s first and only holiday company dedicated to helping you tick the Northern Lights off your bucket list. Whilst we can never guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights, you're giving yourself the very best chance by starting right here.
To plan your night sleeping underneath the stars, speak to an Aurora Expert by calling +44 (0)1670 785 012, or click here to send us an email.