Homes to rent near the Northern Lights on

Stay in a secluded cabin in Lapland or a cottage in rural Iceland for an unforgettable experience

‘Mesmerising’, ‘enthralling’ and ‘other-worldly’ are just a few words used to describe the Northern Lights. As we approach the darker winter nights, now is the ideal time to witness this ethereal display of lights shimmering and dancing across the sky. For the ideal base for this memorable holiday, visit, where you can find a good range of secluded cottages in some of the best places to spot the magical lights in Iceland, Lapland and  Canada, as well as thousands of properties in the northerly parts of the UK, where the Aurora Borealis can still be seen.

Having fascinated the Sámi people for centuries, the spectacular Northern Lights are a purely natural phenomenon shrouded in wonder and astonishment. They reach their peak activity levels from November to March when conditions are more favourable for this fantastical display to light up the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. Renting a holiday house through HomeAway Holiday-Rentals will give you the chance to enjoy this incredible phenomenon with your loved ones from the privacy of your own home.

For the best opportunities to see the Northern Lights, we have selected below a couple of rentals in Lapland and Iceland, as well as a secluded Scottish cottage, close to the Galloway Forest Park which was awarded a gold status for the darkness of the sky, meaning that people can enjoy amazing displays of stars, as well as the Northern Lights.

NB: Prices quoted are per property per week and all still had good availability at time of going to press.

Cosy log cabin with private sauna

3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 8 - Built in 2007, the cabin is situated in a quiet location on the edge of Akaslompolo, a traditional Lappish village. The cabin provides a very high standard of accommodation. It is modern, comfortable and very cosy. On the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a log fire. You can visit the famous ice hotel which is close by, and see the magical Northern Lights outside the cabin.
From £400 per week

Newly built log cabin with sauna & terrace
2 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 4 - A beautiful, newly built log cabin in Northern Finland which offers an open-plan kitchen with all amenities, one bedroom downstairs, loft with two single beds, a cosy lounge with log burning stove, a private sauna, terrace and Nintendo Wii. Experience ice fishing, the Northern Lights safari, Santa visits, husky sleigh rides and much more!
From £440 per week

Spacious rural cabin, ideal for viewing the Northern Lights

3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 6 - ‘Lisuholl’ is a traditional Icelandic wooden cottage located in a wide valley off Hvalfjord, a fjord of spectacular beauty, only 40 minutes drive from the capital city of Reykjavik. Accommodation consists of a double bedroom, a children’s room with bunk-beds, and a loft bedroom with 2 single beds. The cottage has electric radiators in each room and a wood burning stove in the living room.
From £450 per week

Large, modern holiday cabin with outdoor hot-tub
3 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 8 - This modern, wooden holiday house built in tradition style is just one hour’s drive from the city of Reykjavik. Located very close to the highlights of Iceland, the property is ideal for visiting one of the two greatest natural attractions of Iceland, and part of the Golden Circle Tour, the big two: Geysir and Gullfoss. Sit in the whirlpool after a walk on a glacier or benefit from the 24 hours daylight in the summertime.
From £449 per week

A magical haven surrounded by beautiful Scottish countryside & wildlife

4 BEDROOMS, SLEEPS 10 - Located close to the Galloway Forest Park and nearby Loch Trool, this pretty, white-washed, stone-built cottage features a cosy interior and open views over the Galloway Hills. In addition, it has a wood-burner, games room, gym and private enclosed garden that is ideal for young children and pets. Relax and watch the wildlife from your window or enjoy the numerous other activities and attractions available nearby.
From £575 per week