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The Ultimate Northern Lights Experience

Trondheim | Photo: Knut Aage Dahl/Visit Norway | Scandinavian American World Tours
The Northern Lights over Abisko National Park, Sweden | Photo: Peter Rosén
Trondheim | Photo: Knut Aage Dahl/Visit Norway | Scandinavian American World Tours
'Dancers in the Dark' Suite, ICEHOTEL | Photo: Asaf Kliger
Trondheim | Photo: Knut Aage Dahl/Visit Norway | Scandinavian American World Tours
The Northern Lights over the Lofoten Islands | Photo: Alex Conu
Trondheim | Photo: Knut Aage Dahl/Visit Norway | Scandinavian American World Tours
Kemi's Sampo Icebreaker, Finland | Photo: Jeppe Kuls
Trondheim | Photo: Knut Aage Dahl/Visit Norway | Scandinavian American World Tours
The Northern Lights over Tromso | Photo: Julianne Szemko
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Explore the Beauty of Winter in Scandinavia

There’s no better place in the world to see the majestic Northern Lights than in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, or Finland – where the Arctic Circle passes through the stunning landscapes of each, and delivers a glowing tribute to Scandinavia’s natural beauty.

Scandinavia’s winter is a paradise of pristine nature blanketed in powdery snow! Traditional cuisine and hot lingonberry juice are almost always on the menu in this corner of the world; the unique Arctic conditions and the ephemeral Northern Lights make this a must-see for any avid traveler.

Some of the best areas to see the Northern Lights—the world-famous ICEHOTEL in Sweden, the SnowHotel in northern Norway, and Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland—offer truly outstanding experiences: King Crab safaris, snowshoeing in the footsteps of the Sámi, local cultural tours, ice fishing, dog and reindeer sledding, snowmobiling under the aurora, the Kemi Icebreaker cruise, and more.

Take the journey from the Northern Lights into major cities like Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm, where Christmas and seasonal markets add to the tangible charm of the city atmosphere! Or visit Iceland’s majestic mix of glacier-covered volcanoes, frigid black sand beaches, frozen basalt columns, and glacial lagoons under an aurora sky. The capital of Reykjavik is a stone’s throw from the famous Golden Circle, magnificent in the winter time, and the northern capital of Akureyri neighbors Lake Mývatn: a beautifully scenic area where the Northern Lights often wander through the sky overhead.

Let us help you craft an extraordinary Northern Lights experience customized for your group. Give us a call at 1-800-545-2204 to chat with our team of trip planners, or request a quote in the sidebar and we’ll call you.

Abisko National Park | Aurora Sky Station and Northern Lights | Photo: Peter Rosén

Abisko National Park | Aurora Sky Station and Northern Lights | Photo: Peter Rosén

Sweden

Relax in glacial luxury at the famed ICEHOTEL in Northern Sweden, the world’s first, largest hotel built of snow and ice situated in Jukkasjärvi—a small village in northern Sweden with 1,100 residents and 1,000 dogs. This constantly evolving work of art features five different categories of rooms, ranging from the standard to spectacular luxury suites. Take in the Northern Lights and make your winter getaway unforgettable!

Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway | Northern Norway's fjords and Northern Lights | Photo: Alex Conu

Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway | Northern Norway’s fjords and Northern Lights | Photo: Alex Conu

Norway

Stay in Kirkenes, the Arctic hub of northern Norway, where you can experience a host of exciting winter activities—including the popular King Crab Safari! On this exploration of northern Norway, you’ll get the chance to experience the Northern Lights, King Crab, husky sledding, and the fantastic SnowHotel Kirkenes. You can also choose from numerous optional excursions, which can help you discover ice fishing, snow shoeing, and the indigenous Sámi culture!

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland | Kelo Glass Igloo and the Northern Lights | Photo: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, Finland | Kelo Glass Igloo and the Northern Lights | Photo: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Finland

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is the perfect location for an exotic holiday experience: far away from the rush and bustle of city life, its beautiful location amidst the untouched Lapland wilderness is 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle—a prime region for viewing the breathtaking Northern Lights as they paint the night sky. Guests here enjoy a wide range of fantastic accommodations, from Lapp-style cottages to snow igloos, glass igloos, and an entirely new concept: the Kelo glass igloo, a combination of log cabin and glass igloo. Multiple saunas, two restaurants, a reindeer farm, a Snow Chapel, and more round out the amazing Arctic winter atmosphere.

Kirkufell Mountain, Iceland | Snæfellsnes Peninsula under the Northern Lights | Photo: Thampitakkull Jakkree

Kirkufell Mountain, Iceland | Snæfellsnes Peninsula under the Northern Lights | Photo: Thampitakkull Jakkree

Iceland

There are few areas better than Lake Mývatn for viewing the Northern Lights and discovering the wonders of the Icelandic winter. Just below the Arctic Circle, discover the beauty and unique attractions of Lake Mývatn on your Iceland winter vacation: the lake’s surroundings offer an incredible variety of landscapes as well as geological formations, and it’s an extremely active volcanic region.