Now we have rolled into December it’s the perfect time to see what winter wonderland adventures we have in store for you across Scandinavia.
With a growing demand for more experiential travel, we have boosted our number of winter breaks to include more activity-based travel experiences. So let’s take a look at our favourite tours, all hand-picked to maximise adventure as well as comfort!
Best for… animal lovers
Location: Swedish Lapland
This winter we are offering a hands-on, authentic, dog-sledding safari in the Swedish wilderness. This 4-night tour includes three days spent exploring the stunning landscape of Lapland, crossing frozen lakes and forest trails on a husky sled. The first night is spent in a comfortable lodge where a 3-course dinner is served and the second and third nights of the expedition are spent in remote wilderness cabins, with the final night spent relaxing back at the lodge.
This tour is available from 7 January to 28 March 2020 and prices start from £2560 including flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and husky-sledding expedition.
Best for… escapism
Location: Hvalfjörður & Reykjavik, Iceland
This Northern Lights tour from Scandinavia Only offers an exciting 5-night exploration of Icelandic nature. It features three nights spent along Hvalfjörður, also known as Whale Fjord, a remote region located away from bright city lights to make it an optimal place for you to witness the spectacular Northern Lights. Within close proximity are many natural wonders including Snæfellsjökull glacier, Snæfellsnes Peninsula and the waterfalls, Hraunfoss and Barnafoss. In contrast to the remote nature, two nights are then spent enjoying the city highlights of Reykjavik.
This tour available until 31 March 2020 and prices start from £1295pp and include flights, hire-car, accommodation and meals.
Best for… multiple day trip activities
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Based in Reykjavik, this ultimate winter city break offers a highly detailed and adventure-inspired 4-day itinerary. It has been put together to showcase the country’s top South-Coast attractions. Included in this tour; a small-group Northern Lights hunt, entry to the famous Blue Lagoon, full day Golden Circle trip and a full day exploration of the South Coast featuring such famed attractions as Skógafoss waterfall and Reynisfjara black beach.
This fabulous tour is available until 31 March 2020 and costs from £1245pp including flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast and all excursions outlined.
Best for…. unique accommodation
Location: Muotka, Finland
This sensational winter wonderland experience from Scandinavia Only goes deep into the magical forest of Finnish Lapland. Based in Muotka, it features a trip by snowmobile where you will meet a Sami reindeer herder who will tell you about life with the reindeer, followed by an opportunity for you to take part in a reindeer sled drive. Also included is a Northern Lights and husky safari. A variety of accommodation is offered including unique Aurora cabins with a view to the night sky straight from the cosiness of your bed.
This 3-night tour is available from 5 January to 10 April 2020 and prices start from £1860pp including flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and snowmobile, husky, reindeer and Northern Lights activities.
Best for…. searching for the Northern Lights
Location: Arctic Norway
If your goal is to see the Northern Lights, this 8-night exploration of Arctic Norway is the one for you. Your journey begins in Trondheim, Norway’s ancient capital city, before travelling by rail across the Arctic Circle to the picturesque little port of Bodø. After spending the night in Bodø, you then take a short domestic flight to the magical Lofoten Islands, commonly recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos and its remote location is the ideal setting to see the Northern Lights. The final leg of the trip takes you on an overnight mini-cruise from the islands to the great Arctic capital of Tromsø where you can grab a seat and literally indulge in some Northern Lights-bathing.
This 8-night tour is available until 6 April 2020 and prices start from £1985pp including flights, rail journey, transfers, accommodation, on-board Hurtigruten ship, meals, hire-car/Northern Lights excursion.