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9 Awesome Hotels To See The Northern Lights

Don’t miss your chance to see the Northern Lights! The aurora borealis can be seen from certain areas in Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden, usually from September until March.

We’ve gathered the most beautiful hotels to stay in while you’re on the lookout for Miss Aurora.

1. Rangá (Hella, Iceland)

  • 4-star hotel located in South Iceland
  • Features gourmet restaurant
  • Average price per night for two person room $315*

Rangá

Top rated
9.1 Excellent (779 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
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Rangá

Top rated
9.1 Excellent (779 reviews)

2. Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel (Alta, Norway)

  • 4-star hotel located near the Alta River (15 km outside of Alta)
  • Features igloo accommodations, snowmobile tours, local cuisine
  • Average price per night for two person room $712*

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Top rated
Alta, 7.8 miles to Alta Airport
8.9 Excellent (130 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.2 / 10
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Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel

Top rated
Alta
8.9 Excellent (130 reviews)

3. Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi (Sodankylä, Finland)

  • 4-star hotel located in Luosto 30 km southeast of the village of Sodankylä
  • Features log cabins, ski slopes nearby, cross country trails
  • Average price per night for two person room $151*

Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi

Sodankylä, 0.1 miles to Luosto Ski
8.0 Very good (648 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.7 / 10
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Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi

Sodankylä
8.0 Very good (648 reviews)

4. Glymur (Akranes,Iceland)

  • 4-star hotel located in the Glymur Village, a short drive from Reykjavik
  • Features villa lodging and outdoor hot tubs
  • Average price per night for two person room $310*

Hotel Glymur

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (306 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
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Hotel Glymur

Top rated
8.6 Excellent (306 reviews)

5. Holiday Club Salla Revontuli (Salla, Finland)

  • 4-star hotel located in Salla, the far North-East of Finland
  • Features nearby ski slopes and cross country trails
  • Average price per night for two person room $190*

Holiday Club Salla

Salla, 0.1 miles to Salla Ski Resort
Excellent Location 8.5 / 10
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Holiday Club Salla

Salla

6. IceHotel (Jukkasjärvi, Sweden)

  • 4-star hotel located in Jukkasjärvi, a small village in Northern Sweden with 1,100 residents
  • Features rooms built of ice sculptures, an ice bar, warm rooms
  • Average price per night for two person room $406*

Icehotel

Top rated
Jukkasjärvi, 0.1 miles to Ishotellet
8.7 Excellent (592 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9 / 10
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Icehotel

Top rated
Jukkasjärvi
8.7 Excellent (592 reviews)

7. Rica Svolvaer (Svolvaer,Norway)

  • 4-star hotel located on its own island in Svolvaer, Lofoten’s capital
  • Features killer whale safaris, some suites feature fishing holes
  • Average price per night for two person room $188*

Scandic Svolvaer

7.9 Good (989 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.1 / 10
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Scandic Svolvaer

7.9 Good (989 reviews)

8. Camp Ripan (Kiruna, Sweden)

  • Family run hotel, located in Kiruna, the most northern town in Sweden
  • Features cabins, igloos, and camping
  • Average price per night for two person room $226*

Camp Ripan

Kiruna, 0.6 miles to Kiruna kyrka
8.0 Very good (1784 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.6 / 10
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Camp Ripan

Kiruna
8.0 Very good (1784 reviews)

9. Igloo Village Kakslauttanen (Inari, Finland)

  • 4-star hotel located in Kakslauttanen in Finnish Lapland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle
  • Features glass igloos, snow igloos, cabins, Santa’s Home
  • Average price per night for two person room $372*

Igloo Village Kakslauttanen

Saariselkä, 6.7 miles to Ski Saariselkä
7.5 Good (480 reviews)
Excellent Rooms 8.5 / 10
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Igloo Village Kakslauttanen

Saariselkä
7.5 Good (480 reviews)

*Prices are based on one weekend night in March 2014. Prices are subject to change based on availability and room type.