There’s just something about heading north that excites you. Maybe it’s the cozy hygge vibes? Or the latest Scandi trend kalsarikänni (aka drinking in your underwear)? Or staying the night in an actual ice hotel? Or maybe it’s the wild, white wilderness? Whatever revs your Frozen engine, we have a feeling you’ll be especially excited to hear about the newest wintry travel trend: Witnessing the northern lights right from the coziness that is your luxury bed.
The arctic experts behind Off the Map Travel just launched their Aurora in Bed program, where you can be a spectator to one of Norway’s greatest natural wonders while tucked snugly under your own blankets. (File this under travel goals.)
After checking into the recently renovated Villa Telegrafbukta in Tromso, Norway, you’ll be escorted upstairs to your own private rooftop balcony where a king-size bed draped in layers of sheep wool and goose down duvets awaits. There’s also an adjoining indoor master suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding windows and three other rooms to sleep friends or other couples wanting to get in on experiencing the bucket-list light display, so feel free to invite your whole crew.
And should you get the munchies during this over-the-top overnight, have no fear. You’ll also be set up with your very own private chef, personal hostess and 24/7 chauffeur-driven Tesla in case you want to venture beyond the grounds and explore nearby Kvaløya and Breivikeidet, or take the mini-yacht to the surrounding fjords.
Yet with a plush pad this extra, why even leave? And hey, the cold never bothered you anyway.
Offered from September to March, a four-day/three-night “Aurora in Bed” itinerary is priced from $3,089 per person, based on a group of six adults. Contact Off the Map Travel to book.