Scandinavia Only and Taber Holidays are trading names for our company, Roy Taber Limited, and we have been a specialist tour operator since 1973.

It all began with Roy Taber, the founder of our company.  Prior to 1973 he owned a small chain of retail travel agencies in the north of England called Taber Travel. It was during a travel agents' visit to Norway that he spotted the potential for specialist, packaged tourism to Norway for individual travellers. It is fair to say that he fell head over heels in love with Norway, and the Norwegian people. He loved their easygoing, yet organised way of life, and he was bowled over by their magnificent scenery, unspoilt nature and the very friendly, genuine, warm welcome they afforded him. Upon his return to the UK he made the decision to venture into tour operating and the Taber Travel agencies were sold (all apart from one, after all you don't want all your eggs in one basket!) and the capital invested in a small, specialist tourism operation aptly named 'Norway Only'.

'Norway Only' very quickly grew to feature a full range of tours by air and by sea to Scandinavia including Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Greenland.  Following this expansion 'Norway Only' evolved to become Taber Holidays and for many years we traded under this name.  However, in January 2017 we made the bold decision to pay homage to our destinations once more and 'Scandinavia Only' was born.  We think Mr. Taber would've been very happy with this decision.


We are an enthusiastic, friendly bunch with bags of experience between us and a shared love of everything Scandinavian and Nordic!


High-quality service

We are a family owned business and take pride in making you feel as comfortable as possible. We have the attitude that no question is too big or too small, and we focus on delivering exactly what you want with the trust and commitment that comes naturally to us.

Interest-packed itineraries

Our holidays are meticulously designed so that you really get the chance to see, hear, smell, taste and touch the places you visit. Scandinavia and the Nordic countries are wonderful destinations, populated by friendly, welcoming locals who are eager to share their history, culture and nature with you, and endeavour to ensure you experience their homeland responsibly, comfortably and safely. We work very closely with all our local suppliers to come up with the very best, and most enticing and exciting, ways of helping you to do just that.

Financial Security

You have peace of mind knowing that your holiday arrangements are financially protected. We provide full protection for our flight inclusive package holidays by way of our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (ATOL), number 1228.  We are also members of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), membership number V2005, with whom we provide full financial protection for our non-flight inclusive packages by way of a bond held by them.


Scandinavia Only started life in 1973 when Roy Taber, Suzel’s father, had a dream of selling holidays to Norway after his first visit developed into a life-long love affair with the country. Since then Taber Holidays, and now Scandinavia Only, has grown to encompass all the Scandinavian and Nordic countries and is now one of the longest serving UK specialist tour operators to Scandinavia.


During 2009 our Managing Director, Suzel, was awarded Norway Travel Ambassador of the Year by Innovation Norway. The intention of the award is to honour those individuals among tour operators whose exceptional personal enthusiasm, drive, and love of Norway sets them apart from many other operators who also promote Norwegian products.


Travelling with us doesn’t just end when your holiday finishes. Your feedback is very important to us, and we value all comments to ensure our products are constantly the best they can possibly be. In fact, the favourite part of our job is when we receive emails from clients who want to share their holiday experience with us, through stories and photos – we love knowing you’ve had a great time!

We are members of: 

ABTA Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA)
CAA Air Travel Organiser's Licensing (ATOL) held with the Civil Aviaiton Authority (CAA)

Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) 

Quality Reassurance and Adherance - Roy Taber Ltd (Scandinavia Only) is a  member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators.  The association represents Britain's leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. Roy Taber Ltd (Scandinavia Only) abides by the Association's Code of Business Practice and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter which can be viewed at www.scandinaviaonly.co.uk/aito-quality-charter


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