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Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

Winter activities & Aurora hunting in Finnish wilderness
From £1,395 to £1,525 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2016: 11 Dec
2017: 18 Jan, 15 Feb, 19 Feb, 12 Mar, 29 Mar
Northern lights short break, Finland

Northern lights short break, Finland

Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora alert system
From £1,355 to £1,465 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 Mar, 26 Mar
Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the French Alps

Snowshoeing in the Alps with a high mountain guide
From €1,151 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Jan
Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada

Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada

Husky adventure holidays in Yukon
From CA $1,328 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can depart any day between mid November and April
Transylvania winter vacation accommodation

Transylvania winter vacation accommodation

B&B in Transylvania
From €36 per person per night
Accommodation
Finland winter activity vacation & Northern Lights

Finland winter activity vacation & Northern Lights

Discover this Finnish winter activity wildernerss week
From US $1,545 to US $2,015 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 13 Dec, 20 Dec, 27 Dec
2017: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 16 Apr, 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr
Northern lights family vacation, tailor made

Northern lights family vacation, tailor made

A mix of Lapland family activities and a relaxing Spa hotel
From £1,045 to £1,225 4 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Winter walking & snowshoeing, France

Top winter walking/snow shoeing in the Mercantour, France
From £675 to £750 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 22 Dec, 29 Dec
2017: 11 Feb, 18 Feb
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Lapland Northern Lights vacation

Lapland Northern Lights vacation

Few better ways to witness an autumn Aurora
From £1,410 to £1,485 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 Sep, 3 Nov, 13 Nov
Winter family vacation in Slovakia, High Tatras

Winter family vacation in Slovakia, High Tatras

Action-packed family winter holiday in Slovakian High Tatras
From €799 to €979 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 26 Dec
2017: 12 Feb, 19 Feb
Treehotel and Northern Lights vacation, Sweden

Treehotel and Northern Lights vacation, Sweden

Luxury tree hotel in Northern Sweden
From £965 to £1,195 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout September to April.
Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Portes du Soleil chalet in the French Alps

Traditionally built catered mountain eco-chalet
From €80 to €150 per room per night
Accommodation
Snowshoeing vacation in the French Pyrenees

Snowshoeing vacation in the French Pyrenees

Step into pristine, untracked snow in the French Pyrenees
From £725 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar
Winter activity vacation in the French Alps

Winter activity vacation in the French Alps

A flexible winter multi activity holiday in the French Alps
From €546 to €1,113 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made anytime between mid Dec - mid Apr and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Cross country skiing in Austria

Cross country skiing in Austria

Tuition is provided by Eric Woolley, a Snowsport England Coach
From US $1,285 to US $1,335 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 14 Jan, 4 Feb, 25 Feb
2018: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 3 Feb, 24 Feb
Cross country skiing in Norway

Cross country skiing in Norway

Skiing in Norway's Telemark ski region
From US $1,315 to US $1,625 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 27 Dec
2017: 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 9 Apr
Family winter vacation to Lapland, Finland

Family winter vacation to Lapland, Finland

Cosy family cabins and first class activities
From £1,085 to £1,245 4 days inc UK flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Magical Adventure in Lapland

Magical Adventure in Lapland

Winter 'Santa free' Lapland adventure for families
From £1,775 to £1,865 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2016: 19 Dec
2017: 19 Dec
Family multi activity vacation in Finland

Family multi activity vacation in Finland

Winter activities and a visit to Father Christmas
From £1,595 to £1,835 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2016: 15 Dec, 19 Dec, 23 Dec
2017: 14 Dec, 18 Dec, 22 Dec
Finland snowshoeing vacation

Finland snowshoeing vacation

Explore this stunning setting of Oulanka National Park
From US $1,395 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar
Northern lights winter vacation, Norway

Northern lights winter vacation, Norway

Discover the Sami heritage and Northern Lights in Norway
From £1,450 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you between mid January and end of March
Husky safari in Finland, tailor made

Husky safari in Finland, tailor made

Tailor made with huskies in true Taiga wilderness
From €1,680 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade and can be arranged to depart between 1st February - 31st March 2017
Last minute departures before 20th December. Please enquire for further deatails! Also available departures for our private dog sledding tours for early 2017.
Snowshoeing vacation in Finland

Snowshoeing vacation in Finland

A great hut to hut snowshoe tour in eastern Finland
From €850 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar
Ski chalet in the Pyrenees

Ski chalet in the Pyrenees

Catered ski chalet in Bareges, Grand Tourmalet, Pyrenees
From £360 to £480 8 days per person per week
Accommodation
Cross country skiing vacation in the Dolomites, Italy

Cross country skiing vacation in the Dolomites, Italy

A famously beautiful range of jagged peaks
From US $1,285 to US $1,545 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb
Availability on this trip for coming months
Family skiing vacation in Pyrenees

Family skiing vacation in Pyrenees

Ski in beautiful Benasque in the Spainish Pyrenees
From £900 to £990 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can depart from January to April and can be tailor made to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland

Winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland

Log fires, lakeside trails & a range of winter activities
From £1,595 to £2,075 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2 Apr
Lapland husky safari and activity holiday, Finland

Lapland husky safari and activity holiday, Finland

Active holiday in beautiful Finnish Lapland
From £1,895 to £2,399 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2016: 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2017: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr
Wellbeing vacation in North Iceland

Wellbeing vacation in North Iceland

A self-drive tour where you can visit and pamper yourself
From €1,100 to €2,500 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Iceland northern lights and snowshoeing vacation

Iceland northern lights and snowshoeing vacation

Hiking in snowshoes and bathing under the northern lights!
From €2,200 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Feb, 26 Mar, 2 Apr
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reviews for winter vacations

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Northern Lights tailor made vacation in Finland
From
£895
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Everything. All activities of the trip were such memorable and exciting. Tips? Just enjoy all the activities even if you don't feel like it. You won't regret it. Local benefits? Absolutely. Overall rating? 9/10. Less a point for 'missing out of one activity' but managed to schedule it back in. (more)Fred Wong
Husky safari in Finland
From
£1,625
including UK flights
Bounding through the snow-covered woods, balancing on the runners of the sledge with the dogs running in front of me. (more)Tim Goodwin
This is not a vacation but a true adventure 300 kilometres of wilderness country. Its a time warp living away from all the rat race of modern society. (more)Alan Warwick
It almost goes without saying that the scenery is breathtaking from the outset but the real memories are the dogs and the bond you form with them. Cruising through the wilderness with your own team is a mixture of calm and excitement that is nicely balanced by caring for your dogs when their work is done. (more)Gareth Jones
Snowshoeing in the French Alps
From
€1,151
excluding flights
The husky dog sledding, the ice climb, the snowshoeing itself, being out in such a beautiful environment! And our companions too - the other four people in the party were lovely, and we all got on very well together - enough in common to bond yet different enough for good conversation! (more)Angela Dennison
In terms of the most exciting part, it has to be the ice climbing...not part of our original plans but I'm so glad it was suggested. Slow down and enjoy your stay in what really is an undiscovered part of the Alps. (more)Norma Sherratt
Well organized, interesting, hassle free and great fun- the ideal introduction to the activities. (more)Matt Hannah
Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras
From
£1,395
including UK flights
10 OUT OF 10 (more)Jill Bridden
Every minute I spent in Finland was truly memory making! To walk in snowy woods along paths through the trees, to hear nothing but the sound of my breath was so soul restoring. (more)Marilyn Molyneux
One of the best vacations we have ever had, we loved it all. (more)Samantha May
Wellbeing vacation in North Iceland
From
€1,100
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? We had a fantastic whale watching trip from Husavik. Saw several grey whales close to our boat. One was very active and actually breached for us! Visit to steaming geothermal area bubbling pools of water and mud and smelling strongly of rotten eggs! Tips? Needed information about transport between international and domestic airports in Reyjavik. Had to use taxi between bus terminal and domestic airport which we were not told about. More information about our... (more)Jeanne Weston
Bavaria holidays, self catering apartments
From
€90
per accommodation per night
This is the perfect place for a walking and cycling retreat. A 5 star vacation indeed! (more)Paul Fellows
The village was very beautiful and the hosts friendly and welcoming. The opportunities to enjoy the natural environment were abundant. We especially loved our walks and bike rides through the forest. (more)Rainey Wikstrom
Cycling and walking in the Bavarian forest was the most memorable part...An excellent vacation thoroughly enjoyed by both adults and children aged between 9 and 16 years. (more)Diane Jones
Northern lights short break, Finland
From
£1,355
including UK flights
Most memorable was the snow! (more)Joanna Kelly
It was in my top three vacations and I have travelled a lot. An absolute must! (more)Thomas White
The most memorable part of the vacation was husky sledging...Daughter said, "best vacation ever". (more)Alison Ferguson
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
From
£350
per accommodation
We loved the vacation and will be recommending it to a number of our friends. (more)Anthony Morgan
The scenery on the North and West walks. Hospitality and helpfulness of our hosts. (more)Mark Frank
The amazing landscape; so different from where we live! (more)Jayne Wadsley
Northern lights family vacation, tailor made
From
£1,045
including UK flights
The most exciting part of the trip was snowmobiling! What a fantastic day. The tour was informal, fun and adventurous. What more can you ask for. The setting couldn't have been better. (more)Sarah Chandler
Excellent....We loved all of it - the food, accommodation, tour guides and the northern lights were spectacular. The trip was very well organised and everything came together nicely. We travel a lot and this trip did not disappoint. (more)Penny Salmon
Winter walking & snowshoeing, France
From
£675
excluding flights
Wonderful scenery, great food, best company (more)Michaela Brinkhaus
Having a great variety of walking experiences was wonderful - from full-on snowshoeing to walking over ice and snow with cleats/microspikes on our boots to gazing across from the mountain tops at the Med (more)Angie Polkey
Excellent!!!!! This vacation had so many wonderful moments...each and every moment spent there was memorable (more)Bernadette Russo
Iceland northern lights and snowshoeing vacation
From
€2,200
including domestic flights only
Seeing the Northern Lights and experiencing volcanoes, sulphur springs and outdoor baths. (more)kathy misunas
Fantastic vacation in wonderful scenery. Will definitely go back to the area. (more)Heike Oberg
Wolf tracking in Sweden
From
€1,567
excluding flights
Memorable parts? This tour was memorable for all of the right reasons. If the aim of the company is to ensure guests 'collect memories not things' then they certainly delivered. The ethereal scenery sets the tone for the tour, each day going with the flow of nature and it's wildlife. The anticipation of finding tracks or wildlife sightings is all part of the fun. It is food for the soul. A night hike and Marcus' howling is something quite special. The guest house Pensionat Udden is a home... (more)Rachel North
Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada
From
CA $1,328
excluding flights
Working with the dogs was my favourite part of the trip. I loved meeting all the different dogs and getting to know their different personalities. They are such great workers and I miss them now I am back home. (more)Ali Barned
The dogs are just incredible... athletic, fascinating to watch, and beautiful. Our guide Laird was fantastic as were all the other people at the ranch... I had a fabulous time. Pushed my limits... this has been 'one' of the best vacations I have been on. (more)Helen Weir
Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did. Now I just need to convince my other half to go again next winter! (more)Lee Unsworth
Transylvania winter vacation accommodation
From
€36
per person per night
The peaceful ambience was the thing that will stay with me - although there was also so much excitement of course on the tours, new year's eve party etc. For a city dweller it was the perfect way to unwind and 'get away from it all. (more)Tom Cooper-Jones
Excellent...The stay at the guest house- amazing! The staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble at all. The tour guides were outstanding. (more)Margaret Da costa
The most memorable part was the gorge walk and bat caves, it was magical in the winter with a full snow covering...Excellent a most memorable vacation... (more)Lois Carrington King
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
From
€1,120
excluding flights
Excellent experience - would have liked to have stayed longer and would go again! (more)Philippa Cawthorne
Spectacular (more)Lloyd Bond
The best vacation we have ever had. (more)Denise PHILLIPS
Lapland Northern Lights vacation
From
£1,410
including UK flights
It was quite magical. Both aurora, pale green and pinkish, and the millions of stars were reflected in the dark river below. (more)Katrina Miller
Excellent. I'd be happy to go back to Nellim again. (more)Malcolm Raggett
It was a wonderful trip and I have fallen in love with Lapland and Finland. (more)Sally Means
Family winter vacation in Slovakia
From
US $1,724
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Snow shoes, village museum. Tips? Enjoy and take as many kids as possible. Local benefits? Yes, very positive. Overall rating? 9/10 (more)Barry Domvile
Cross-country skiing vacation in Finland, Russian border
From
€935
excluding flights
Just fantastic all the way. Great forests, lakes, paths, nature; delicious food; relaxing sauna; great people; great company. (more)Evi Zouganeli
Really enjoyable vacation. All the people we met were friendly, hospitable and easy-going. (more)Helen Stocks
Staying in a log house without electricity or running water, surrounded by a snowy, silent landscape & enjoying a sauna after a day skiing across frozen lakes, over bogs and through forests. (more)Anna Jeffrey
Northern Lights luxury short break, Norway
From
£1,299
excluding flights
Very good....Swishing through the forest in a blizzard with head torches in the dark on the back of a speeding dog sled. (more)Anne Blagden
Every day was memorable but husky dog sledding was most exciting. (more)Sue McGahan
My vacation was perfect, I really enjoyed it...The most memorable thing of the vacation was the location. The lodge was a perfect place to stay indoors, and also the perfect place to enjoy the nature. (more)Marta Bindi
Treehotel and Northern Lights vacation, Sweden
From
£965
excluding flights
The husky dog sledging day - it was wonderful - you get your own set of huskies & sledge with a fur rug. Remember your ski goggles thou' - we had a lot of snow & you can go quite fast (particularly if light) - afterwards hot chocolate & homemade cake in a tippee with roaring fire! Fab. (more)Cindy Chattaway
The stay at the Tree Hotel was brilliant. The accommodation is great, the food delicious and the people wonderful. The whole experience was great, but probably the dog sledding outing was the stand-out element. (more)Carole Thomas
Finland activity vacation and Northern Lights
From
€1,140
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The husky safari and the general scenery. Tips? The optional activities day - some of the activities incur a further charge (if you wanted to do snowmobile riding or further husky sledge rides. Some other activities are included in the price of the week (snow shoeing/ cross country skiing etc). This fact was not clear on the itinerary. Also if traveling as a couple, split your clothes/toiletries between you as the small aircraft you take from Helsinki has limited... (more)John Vango
Italian Alps self catering accommodation
From
£360
per week (sleeps 6)
One of the best places I have been - hope to come again. (more)Martin Heimann
Our vacation with our family was very enjoyable. The house was clean and well maintained with mostly good facilities. (more)Robin Harvey
Most memorable? Really lovely family walks and we took our dog. Charm of the little house and village we stayed in. (more)Rosi Lewis
Accommodation in the Mercantour, France
From
£420
per accommodation per week
It is the best vacation we’ve had in France and that's from a perspective of over 40 years vacationing in France...The walking in the beautiful mountains in the Mercantour with snow,sun,isolation and good companions.Why did I reach 67 before finding this most beautiful place? (more)Tony Bell
The Alpes-Maritimes and Mercantour National Park is a fantastic area to visit and we would consider this to be one of our best vacations. (more)Lourdes Roffey
We loved the autumn walking in the Parc du Mercantour, in fact our walk to the Lac de Negre was probably the prettiest walk we have ever done. (more)Mary Dracup
Cross country skiing in Norway
From
US $1,315
excluding flights
The scenery In Norway is beautiful especially after having a meter of snow the day before we arrived. It made the cross - country skiing area very beautiful. (more)Linda White
The place and the people that participated on the trip. The instruction from Ilsa was excellent, the lodge was very clean and well kept and hte food was first class. (more)Ellen Tarquinio
The friendliness and expertise of the leaders, the scenery and plenty of good food were the most memorable. (more)Catherine Harris
Winter activity vacation in the French Alps
From
€546
excluding flights
The young people Sam and Rachel achieved confidence respectively in snowboarding and downhill skiing in a small quiet resort at Ancelle for the first three days...Successful as a way of satisfying all ages and giving the family precious time to be on our own without the pressures of work and university. (more)Rosemary Rayner
The most memorable part was snow shoeing on a beautiful sunny Christmas Day and completing our first Via Ferrata. (more)Lynn Clunie
Winter family vacation in Slovakia, High Tatras
From
€799
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole thing was excellent. My children loved learning to ski and the dog sledding, but I think my favorite was the winter walk on New Years day. Tips? Snow would probably be better during the February Half term - but if you want to book at Christmas it is still fantastic, you just might need to be more flexible. Local benefits? Slovakia is a fantastic destination, but it is not as well marketed as other countries. I feel that our visit supported our guide... (more)Paula Stevens
Cross country skiing in Austria
From
US $1,285
excluding flights
Absolutely brilliant. (more)Rebecca Malcolm
A lot of fun plus a real sense of achievement in learning to do something I initially found quite difficult. (more)Amanda Ariss
In the past we have always downhill skied, but this time we decided to try cross country skiing having never done it before. It took a short while to learn the basics and by the end of the week we were able to complete a cross country journey - with no broken bones! (more)Elizabeth Musetti
Sami people winter holiday in Norway with ice hotel
From
£1,749
excluding flights
Memorable parts? As we came out of the woodland and onto the frozen lake, the thrill of running a team of 8 huskies gave way to awe at the sheer magical beauty of the landscape. The trees were heavy with snow, everything was white, touched by the light of the low sun. I have never felt so alive. Tips? Don't skimp on the layers! Although the Sami guides don't expect tips, we took some of our own produce (honey) to give as a thank you gift. This went down extremely well! Norway is... (more)Matt McCabe
Finland huski safari & Northern Lights vacation
From
US $2,555
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of the vacation was how beautiful and peaceful Finland was where we were staying and how peaceful and quiet the sled dogs were once they were working. Tips? Tips for other travelers going on this vacation is to make sure you are reasonably fit before going, and you must be a dog lover. Local benefits? We were very back to nature and conserved energy within the cabins we stayed in. We used open fires to cook when we were out treking. Tips? The... (more)Tina Donovan
Northern lights winter vacation, Norway
From
£1,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? All of it, ice hotel, dog sled ride, meeting reindeer and seeing the northern lights 3 nights running. Tips? Book a northern lights photo tour, learn how to spot them and the skills to photograph them. Plenty of layers -29.5degrees centigrade at night. Local benefits? Yes, camp Ripan is very environmentally aware. The guides on the tour all respected the environment. Overall rating? Amazing. (more)Sylvia Darigala
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