You Can Now See the Northern Lights While Floating in An Arctic Lake

This newly-launched excursion takes place at a secret lake in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland.

The stunning aurora borealis.

The elusive northern lights have fascinated travelers for generations and fueled wanderlust as it ranks high on many a bucket list.

These days, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to viewing these stunning light displays, predominantly seen in high latitude regions such as Arctic and Antarctic.

Unique experiences include seeing the aurora borealis from your bed in a glass igloo in Iceland to watching it from a polar expedition cruise.

However, UK-based travel company Off the Map Travel has introduced what may be the coolest way to see these marvels of nature yet–while floating on your back in an Arctic lake.

Called the Aurora Floating Experience, the three-hour Northern Lights excursion takes place at a secret lake in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. It starts off with a short, candlelit walk to the water, where you’ll be guided to a neatly cut hole in the lake’s frozen surface, which will serve as a lounge chair of sorts.

While this sounds slightly terrifying for anybody afraid of the cold, worry not as participants will be outfitted with cozy thermals as well as a head-to-toe dry rescue suit.

Simply lie back, relax, and watch as the magical sky show begins.

This experience is available only to those who book a full Off the Map Travel itinerary, which includes transportation to and from the airport, as well as accommodations at the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, priced at about US$1,730 per person.

More information here.

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