They are quite the ephemera, which makes the Northern Lights even more of a bucket list item for many travellers. While their elusive nature means getting to see them is never a certainty, due to our remote destinations in the wilderness, the Northern Lights often make their spectacular appearance for guests on our yoga retreats.
If seeing the real life magic of the aurora borealis is on your travel wish list, check out this compilation of our best retreats to see the Northern Lights:
Lapland — See the Aurora from Your Luxury Treehouse
Enjoy nature’s sensational polar light show from the superior vantage point of your private treehouse accommodation. It doesn’t get much more bucket list than this!
In this mysterious polar wilderness, it feels almost as if the lights are treating you to your own private show.
Set within remote and silent wild forests, our Lapland yoga retreat is an excellent place to Northern Lights watch from your arboreal room. And there is lots of opportunity to catch them while you get stuck into the programme of arctic adventure activities out in the serenity of Lapland’s natural landscape.
Iceland — Lie Back & Watch the Northern Lights from Your Hot Tub
Our yoga holidays in Iceland are an exceptional experience, especially when the Northern Lights come out to play.
Get out of your comfort zone with all the best things to do in Iceland in winter: ride horses, hike snowy mountains, and spend time whale watching. All with the dark Icelandic winter skies as your backdrop—primed to host the coveted green light show.
You don’t make it onto The Guardian 20 Best Yoga Holiday Destinations list for nothing! Action-packed and often in sub zero temperatures, our Iceland retreat is certainly a challenging adventure. But all efforts are rewarded with breathtaking natural beauty and relaxing downtime lounging in the outdoor hot tubs—from where you’re very likely to be treated to a show from the aurora.
Norway — Arctic Adventure Under the Northern Lights
Journey with us into the snowy wilderness of the Arctic Circle for husky sledding and snowshoeing under the Northern Lights on our February 2021 Norway yoga retreat with Adam Husler.
This is one of our most adventurous European yoga retreats—made even more exhilarating when the Lights make an appearance!
Our basecamp on Senja island lends ample opportunity to catch the lights in their full winter glory. Expect expansive views of the surrounding mountains and miles of sky in all directions, often illuminated with that famous dancing green hue.
If you don’t see the lights while out adventuring, there is extra opportunity for them to join you while you relax from the days explorations in the outdoor jacuzzis overlooking the fjords.