Venture north for awe-inspiring views of the Northern Lights and unbeatable Arctic experiences. Cross a few adventures and sights off your bucket list during a stay in any one of these incredible resorts offering some of the best views of the Aurora Borealis.
Begin in Olderdalen, Norway, where the Lyngen Lodge provides a boutique lodging experience along with endless outdoor adventure. For the ultimate Arctic experience, journey through Norway’s incredible landscape on foot, snowmobile or boat with expert guides.
Take in the incredible views by day and head back to the hotel to warm up at night. Enjoy the hotel’s outdoor Jacuzzi and views of the Northern Lights and head back inside for warmth under the insulated grass roof.
Just along the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord — an incredible destination on the UNESCO World Heritage List — Hotel Arctic is an ideal location for unending beauty and natural wonders. Enjoy fresh seafood and authentic cuisine at Restaurant Ulo, or opt for drinks, dessert and a view at Café Ferdinand before heading out on a boat trip visiting the Ilulissat Ice Fjord.
Each room boasts a different, but clear view of the surrounding property with large, wide windows — perfect for viewing the Aurora Borealis. Upgrade to the Outdoor Room or a stay in the 360-degree igloo, a private suite complete with a separate entrance and truly remarkable views of the night sky.
Embark on a wilderness adventure in Finland along the new Aurora Wilderness Camp experience in Kilpisärvi. The Arctic tundra is famously serene and remote offering guests, groups and families the ultimate retreat and unencumbered view of the Northern Lights.
The glass-roofed huts are mobile and can move depending on the view of the lights. The camp’s rustic charm is met with top-notch service, including nightly snacks and hot drink service while enjoying unbeatable views of the night sky. Check out the full itinerary and camp offerings online to plan your stay.
Enjoy further comforts and high-end services while in Finland and head to the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Visit Santa’s Home and enjoy winter festivities and adventure activities including husky and reindeer safaris, Aurora hunting, snow mobile excursions and ice fishing — just to name a few.
Depending on your group size and interests, choose from a stay in log chalets, traditional homes, queen suites, Santa’s home and a slew of igloo options from snow to glass. Enjoy the family-friendly blend of holiday enchantment and natural Arctic wonders from the comforts of the resort.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Mysterious glowing seas? Yes, actually! Through October, Florida’s Space Coast waters within Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River Lagoon glow with blue-green bioluminescence — a phenomenon resulting from the presence of comb jellies and dinoflagellates (tiny, single-celled marine plankton that exist in some freshwater locations).