Watch the aurora from your own iglooYellowknife, Canada
Regular readers of get lost may have noticed our slight obsession with auroras. Imagine our delight (read: insane frenzy) when we discovered you could spend a night in an igloo with just the icy wilderness and dancing colours of the northern lights as company. Guests who stay at Blachford Lake Lodge, located in Canada’s northern wilderness and primo aurora-viewing territory, have just this option.
During the day you can go snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice fishing or skating, then bed down beneath the night-long entertainment. Just let the booking people know you want to have the igloo experience – it doesn’t cost any extra – when you make a reservation.
- The action-packed adventures on offer – from snowmobiling to cross-country skiing, ice fishing and skating.
- Here in Canada’s wilderness, below the Auroral Oval, you are as close to the Aurora as any earthbound spectator ever gets.
- The remote location – Blachford is only accessible by bush plane on skis in the winter and floats in the summer – means it can be costly, and time-consuming, to get there.
- There are only six months of the year recommended for seeing the aurora, so pick your travel dates wisely.
Cabins from US$920 for two nights, all inclusive.