The best Northern Lights log cabins with a hot tub
Northern Lights log cabins complete with an outdoor hot tub are the ultimate way to indulge during a romantic Arctic holiday. Nestled in the pristine Arctic wilderness and with good chances of seeing the Northern Lights, the Arctic hot tub offers views several nudges above the normal.
Find yourself surrounded by pine forests heaving with snow in Swedish and Finnish Lapland. Embrace nature’s drama in Norway’s Arctic fjord-facing fisherman’s cabins or Canada’s larger-than-life mountain ranges. We have selected the most spectacular Aurora log cabins northbound honeymooners or romantic escapists can embrace on their journey to the Magnetic North.
SWEDEN: LOGGERS LODGE
Undisturbed: Exclusive log cabin luxury in Swedish Lapland
Where you’ll stay Kick back in an iconic Swedish timber cabin turned 5-star exclusive wilderness retreat. Venture deep into Swedish Lapland’s woods to reach your luxurious lodgings. At the cabin, a private chef will source local ingredients, including moose, caviar, fresh lingonberries and help match the local delicacies with award-winning wines for a memorable wilderness experience. The private host will be at hand to advise on Northern Lights activity, outdoor experiences and perhaps a few stories about the region’s heritage.
The hot tub Surrounded by a 5km belt of wilderness the views from the outdoor hot tub just outside are truly undisturbed-ideal for romantic Northern Lights sightings. The lodge only hosts two guests at a time making this experience complete with a bottle of champagne entirely exclusive.
CANADA, YUKON: NORTHERN LIGHTS RESORT AND SPA
Remote: Relaxation in the Northern Canada’s wilderness
Where you’ll stay Nowadays the call of the Yukon beckons with the promise of untamed wilds and the comfort of a cosy log cabin. At the Northern Lights Resort and Spa, a collection of traditional-style log cabins and glass-fronted accommodation invite couples to reconnect with nature. In the Yukon, nature means remote gravel roads lined with old-growth forest, wide-reaching plains verging on snow-capped mountain ranges and mighty rivers laced with anecdotes from the region’s gold rushing days. Your host Wolfgang has specialised in Northern Lights photography and will be delighted to assist in capturing the Aurora Borealis in the skies above.
The hot tub The outdoor hot tub located between the cosy log cabins and main lodge and can be reached quickly-an essential when the temperatures plummet below -20. Combine your hot tub session with a sauna session and spa treatment from your host and professional masseuse Renate.
FINLAND: NORTHERN LIGHTS RANCH
Whimsical: Secluded log cabin vibes with a view
Where you’ll stay Travel into Finnish Lapland’s Boreal forest where the luxurious Skyview cabins put a modern twist on traditional log cabins. Enjoy cosy cabin vibes and a roaring fireplace in the blonde wood cabin and make the most of Finland’s cosmic skies in the glass-fronted glass cabin attached. The cabin offers 180-degree views of the Arctic sky above boosting your chances of seeing the lights in a relaxed setting.
The hot tub Upgrade to the Sky View Cabin Deluxe, to enjoy the perks of a private outdoor hot tub attached to the cabin’s porch. The secluded cabin and hot tub beckons with privacy and comfort. Alternatively, a hot tub at the hotel’s main site can be rented.
SWEDEN: ARCTIC RETREAT
Unwind: Panoramic riverside cabins with cosy skyviews
Where you’ll stay An hour’s drive from Swedish Lapland’s main airport in Lulea lies the Arctic Retreat. Far from any light pollution, Aurora Chasers find the panoramic log cabins at the variably rushing or frozen water of the Rane River. Inside the wooden cabin, minimalist cosiness evokes a grounding, cosy atmosphere. Choose to slow down by joining a private Masterchef cooking session, a snowshoeing adventure or an obligatory sauna session.
The hot tub The wood-fired hot tub at the eco-boutique lodge completes the slow travel experience. Each of the riverside lodges comes with a spacious hot tub.
NORWAY: LYNGEN LODGE
Where you’ll stay Fly into Tromso-your gateway to the jagged Lyngen Alps. Tucked away between glassy fjord water and dramatic peaks lies Lyngen Lodge, a luxurious alpine-style chalet. At the luxury lodge, guests can balance adventure including horseback riding, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing with a hygge interior and hearty cuisine.
The hot tub On the porch of the main building, guests will find a hot tub overlooking the fjord water of the lodge Dark skies
BONUS: Nova Scotia may not be prime Aurora Borealis territory, still, its nightskies are a sight to behold.
CANADA, NOVA SCOTIA: Forest Bathing in a wood-fired hot tub
Where you’ll stay Travel to Trout Point Lodge, a romantic wilderness retreat and a hidden gem in Maritime Canada. The lodge is hidden away under the canopy of pine and hemlock forests making it a lovely playground for forest bathing, yoga or barrel sauna sessions.
The hot tub Nestled in between Southwest Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO-certified night sky preserve, and Nova Scotia's bubbling Tusket River lies Trout Point Lodge's wood-fired cedar hot tub. The combination of undisturbed wilderness and inland climate earned the lodge the world's first Starlight Hotel badge. Magnetic North Travel recommends coinciding a visit with autumn foliage as many of the activities at the lodge are forest-focussed and a colourful hot tub forest bath just feels even more rewarding as the temperatures grow colder.