See the stunning aurora borealis up close and personal via these four unique experiences.
Cruises in Norway
The 12-day roundtrip aurora cruises by Hurtigruten trace a 4,600-kilometer stretch of the Norwegian coastline from Bergen to Kirkenesâ€”a town near the Russian borderâ€”and back. En route, there are more than 90 sea- and land-based excursions to choose from.
44-20/8846-2666; Hurtigruten; twin cabins from US$2,856
Glass igloos in Finland
Guests staying inside the glass igloos at Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos, less than half an hourâ€™s drive from Rovaniemi, enjoy the show from the comfort of their beds.
Arctic SnowHotel; igloos from US$469
Lodges in Canada
Deep in the sparsely populated Northwest Territories, Blachford Lake Lodge and Wilderness Resort â€¨is an optimal aurora-watching spot thanks to its remote location. The lodge is only accessible via a 25-minute bush plane flight from Yellowknife.
1-867/873-3303; Blachford Lake Lodge; all-inclusive from US$903
Hot springs in United States
Outside the Alaskan city of Fairbanks, Chena Hot Springs has a purpose-built Aurorium cabin that caters to night-time aurora spotters.
1-907/451-8104; Chena Hot Springs; doubles from US$210
This article originally appeared in the December 2017/January 2018Â print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śWith Flying Colorsâ€ť).