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Offbeat Honeymoon Experiences For Couples Who Love Adventure

Aurora Borealis by Arctic Range Adventure

Choosing an unusual honeymoon destination to celebrate your nuptials has never been more popular. With many couples going against the expectation of three weeks by the beach, there are plenty of exciting – and romantic – experiences in other destinations that make for great offbeat honeymoon ideas.

When you move away from a ‘typical honeymoon’ a whole plethora of unforgettable experiences await and here at The Aurora Zone, we’ve carefully crafted our Northern Lights holidays for a honeymoon that’s both special and a little different. Take a look at some of our top trips!

Search for The Northern Lights Together With A Stay In A Glass Igloo

Pyha Igloos in Finland, Photo by Jani Kärppä Kota Collective

Chasing the Northern Lights is a magical experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list, but in our opinion, it also makes for the most memorable honeymoon.

What could be more romantic than gazing up at the stars in Pyhä’s famous glass igloos? Designed for hunting the Aurora from the comfort of your bed, the glass igloos are located on the pristine Pyhätunturi mountain and are not just cosy on the inside, but sustainable too! Our Pyhä - Glass Igloo Aurora Hideaway Adventure will see you spending three nights stay in the Sunday Morning Resort with its traditional wood sauna and stylish hotel restaurant. The experience of hunting the Aurora Borealis for the chance to see the shimmering green lights dancing across the sky is unmissable and particularly special when shared with a loved one. The best part is that you needn’t spend the whole trip out in the cold either. Several destinations including Saariselkä and Muotka also include stays in glass roofed aurora cabins and glass igloos which provide clear uninterrupted views of the Arctic skies!

Cosy Up with A Glamping Trip to Norway

Glamping Credit Tromso Adventure

The Scandinavians are no strangers to glamping, and if you ask us, they do it better than anywhere else! In Tromsø, you’ll find stylish Nordic digs with the chance to go Aurora hunting, among many other winter activities, before returning to the toasty comfort of the classically Scandi setting. The modern Scandic Ishavshotel provides a sleek starting point to begin your break in Norway, before you disembark on the Wilderness Camp North Tour where you’ll stay in a luxurious glamping tent on the island of Kvaløya. Here you’ll find panoramic views of the wintery landscapes and log fires to keep you warm after a day of activities and exploring, giving you a cosy comfortable base for chasing the lights.

Get Adventurous with Winter Activities

Dog sledding in Nellim, Finland by Dave Shenton

If you’ve never tried winter activities before, a great way to kick-start your married life together is by trying something completely new! Share a dog-sled ride across the pristine snow-dusted landscapes of Inari in Finnish Lapland, where you can watch the world go by.  Try your hand at cross-country skiing in Muotka or even hunt the Northern Lights on a snowmobile safari Nellim! Christmas is an especially exciting time to visit, and with our Christmas Aurora Hunting Adventure, you’ll get the chance to stay in the heart of Aurora hunting territory at the Wilderness Hotel Inari which has serious ‘wow’ factor, no matter the time of year!

Witness Natural Wonders in Iceland

Aurora at Gulfoss Waterfall in Iceland by Thorir Iceland IPT

Known as the ‘land of ice and fire’, a trip to Iceland does not disappoint when it comes to unforgettable natural sights; this makes for tonnes of special experiences on your honeymoon. Perfect for couples who favour the outdoors over a night at the hotel bar, our Natural Wonders and Northern Lights holiday in Iceland provides the opportunity to explore the incredible natural beauty of the island. Walk between two continents at Thingvellir National Park, and marvel at the naturally formed Geysir hot springs, which erupts boiling water metres into the air! The rushing torrents of the Gulfoss waterfall are a highlight and make a great photo opportunity to share with loved ones back home!

Share A Glass of Fizz At The World-Famous ICEHOTEL®

Deluxe Suite at Sweden's ICEHOTEL featuring Once Upon A Tim Design by Luc Voisin - Photo by Mathieu Brison Asaf Kliger

It wouldn’t be a honeymoon without popping open a bottle of champagne to celebrate! Why not bring a twist to the experience with a visit to the original world-renowned ICEHOTEL® in Sweden, with its ICEBAR® crafted almost entirely out of ice from the nearby Torne River. Even the glasses here are sculpted from crystal clear ice, meaning that your celebratory drink will come extra chilled! If you're feeling particularly adventurous, you can even spend a night in one of their ice rooms on our Grand Aurora Tour holiday which also takes you to Stockholm, Tromsø in Norway and Torassieppi in Finland. Three destinations within one honeymoon is even better than one!

If a unique honeymoon destination sounds right for you, or you’re searching for a minimoon to remember, get in touch with our team today to find out more.

Image Credits: Arctic Range Adventure, Jani Kärppä & Kota Collective, Tromso Adventure, Dave Shenton, Thorir Iceland IPT, Mathieu Brison Photo Asaf Kliger 

Read 2301 times Last modified on Wednesday, 26 February 2020

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