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Best Hotels in Iceland for Northern Lights

Are you looking for the best hotels in Iceland for northern lights? The best hotels are the perfect places to experience this unique and beautiful light show.


Whether you're looking for luxury accommodations or more rustic options, there are plenty of places to choose from to get the perfect view of the Northern Lights.


Here, we have outlined the best hotels in Iceland for northern lights, so you can experience the night skies in all their glory.


Best Hotels in Iceland for Northern Lights


1. Hotel Ranga: Located in the South of Iceland and surrounded by natural beauty, Hotel Ranga is the perfect place to stay when visiting Iceland to see the Northern Lights. Featuring wonderful modern rooms, a stunning outdoor hot pool, and a unique restaurant specializing in locally sourced seafood, Hotel Ranga is the ultimate Icelandic holiday destination. On clear nights, the perfect northern lights can be seen from the hotel balcony or the outdoor hot pool.


best hotels in iceland for northern lights
Photograph by Stefan Liebermann

2. ION Adventure Hotel: Nestled on the shores of Lake Thingvallavatn, ION Adventure Hotel is the perfect place to stay to get the best views of the Northern Lights. It features modern rooms with private balconies overlooking the lake, providing the perfect spot to relax and take in the views of Iceland's glaciers, mountains, and the mesmerizing northern lights. ION Adventure Hotel also offers superb service, with a selection of restaurants and bars to choose from, as well as a spa and wellness center, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind.


best hotels to see northern lights in iceland

3. Northern Light Inn: Located in the heart of the Icelandic countryside, Northern Light Inn is the perfect place to stay for a magical getaway. Here, guests can go for a horseback ride and marvel at the majestic wildlife of Iceland before settling in for the night in their cozy rooms, perfect for watching the dazzling northern lights. During the day, the area features some of the best sites in Iceland, such as the pristine Mývatn lake and the mighty Askja volcano.


hotels iceland northern lights

4. Hotel Budir: Situated on the breathtaking Snaefellsnes Peninsula and surrounded by stunning landscapes, Hotel Budir is a perfect spot to stay if you’re looking to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. Boasting spacious and comfortable rooms with an incredible view of the Snaefell­ glacier and the rugged coastline, all topped off with the possibility of seeing the northern lights, Hotel Budir will make for an unforgettable trip to the arctic circle. Offering excellent food, and a variety of activities, such as whale watching, skiing, and horseback riding, Hotel Budir is the perfect place to stay in Iceland.


best hotels to see northern lights in iceland

5. Vatnajökull Glacier Hotel:


Vatnajökull Glacier Hotel is a stylish and modern hotel located in Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The stunning view of the glacier outside will bring you closer to the breathtaking Northern Lights. At Vatnajökull Glacier Hotel, you can enjoy a large outdoor terrace, great dining, and an outdoor jacuzzi and sauna facility, the perfect place to enjoy the Northern Lights with a glass of wine.

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