Northern Lights Hotel Takes Bedtime Outdoors
As discussed in Travel for the Agile Elite, luxury travellers are looking to completely immerse themselves in nature, as unspoilt habitats and landscapes become ever more rare and vulnerable. With this in mind, Norwegian arctic travel specialist Off the Map Travel's new lodge Villa Telegrafbukta offers the unique experience of sleeping on an open-air balcony for uninterrupted views of the Northern Lights.
The bed is furnished with layers of sheep's wool, thick goose-down blankets and soft pillows, creating a warm and sumptuous environment for guests to enjoy the dramatic night sky.
The six-bed villa in Tromsø, Norway, also has the option of an indoor bed in the master suite, which features floor-to-ceiling sliding windows and comes with unlimited use of a chauffeur-driven Tesla to explore the surrounding landscape. It also includes a private chef and a personal hostess on-site.
Available to book from September through to March, the villa costs £2,399 ($3,135) for a four-night stay, based on six people sharing.
For more examples of luxury wilderness travel experiences, see Exploring Eco-Tourism and 2019 Look Ahead: Travel & Hospitality. For further thoughts on the state of luxury travel, read Luxury Travel Developments: ILTM Cannes 2017 and Tourism's Hot Topics: The New York Times Travel Show 2018.