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Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras

Winter activities & Aurora hunting in Finnish wilderness
From £1,525 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Mar
Northern lights short break, Finland

Northern lights short break, Finland

Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora alert system
From £1,710 to £1,850 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Dec
2018: 7 Jan, 21 Jan, 4 Feb, 25 Feb, 11 Mar, 25 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
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 $1,855 to US $2,405 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2018: 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
Northern lights family vacation, tailor made

Northern lights family vacation, tailor made

A mix of Lapland family activities and a relaxing Spa hotel
From £1,125 to £1,545 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 £795 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Dec, 28 Dec
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: 2017: 28 Dec
2018: 11 Feb, 18 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 £790 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
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 $1,435 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 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 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Apr
Family winter vacation to Lapland, Finland

Family winter vacation to Lapland, Finland

Cosy family cabins and first class activities
From £1,145 to £1,570 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 £1,865 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 19 Dec
Family multi activity vacation in Finland

Family multi activity vacation in Finland

Winter activities and a visit to Father Christmas
From £1,675 to £1,835 5 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 14 Dec, 18 Dec, 22 Dec
Finland snowshoeing vacation

Finland snowshoeing vacation

Explore this stunning setting of Oulanka National Park
From US $1,475 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Kamben cross country skiing in Norway

Kamben cross country skiing in Norway

Beautifully situated on an undulating plateau in central Norway
From US $1,545 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
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 with 10% discount for our private dog sledding tours. Availability between 13th to 27th March.
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: 2018: 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar
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 $1,475 to US $1,705 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb
Ski chalet in the Pyrenees

Ski chalet in the Pyrenees

Catered ski chalet in Bareges, Grand Tourmalet, Pyrenees
From £385 to £515 8 days per person per week
Accommodation
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 £1,745 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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 £2,015 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 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 €5,000 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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
£945
including UK flights
Excellent. It is a long way from Australia and expensive, but worth it all for such a wonderful experience. (more)Jodie Douglas
All activities of the trip were such memorable and exciting. (more)Fred Wong
Husky safari in Finland
From
£1,875
including UK flights
The most memorable moment was traveling through the snowy wilderness with only the sound of the dogs paws and the sledge. Standing on a frozen lake (-20 degrees C) watching the northern lights and learning to understand and care for my husky team. (more)Ruth Stevens
The most memorable was anytime on the sleigh with the dogs. Excellent trip! (more)Ali Enver
There were ice crystals in the air which looked like glitter. It was extremely beautiful. (more)David Rampersad
Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras
From
£1,525
including UK flights
The reindeer farm was a great day out. Then seeing the northern lights which lasted for hours and just got better and better. (more)Simon Burrows
This was a very special trip. Every day was well balanced, with plenty of activities but enough time to relax and do our own thing. Everyone involved was delightful. (more)Lynn Lovelock
The highlight for me was the Aurora. This was made even more special by our night drive on the snowmobiles across the frozen lake to get the best viewing. (more)Julie Thain
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
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
From
£325
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
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
£1,710
including UK flights
Of course we loved, loved, loved seeing the aurora and the dog sledding was incredible. (more)Adele Weiss
Absolutely wonderful. All the people on site were magnificent - we can't speak more highly enough. We have never been looked after any better on any vacation we have taken. (more)Ray Wiley
Most memorable was the snow! (more)Joanna Kelly
Winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland
From
£1,745
including UK flights
Memorable parts? All of it! It was wonderful. We all loved different activities. I enjoyed the reindeer sleigh ride and the husky sledding while my 8 year old preferred the thrill of the snowmobile ride! The cross country skiing and snowshoeing required more skill than we expected. However, the scenery for every activity was stunning and definitely the star. Tips? Do it! buy some good thermal underwear. buy a bulk pack of hot hands hand warmers from amazon as they were worth their... (more)Susannah Stewart
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
Northern lights family vacation, tailor made
From
£1,125
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
The location is wonderful and the kids loved the snow (more)Paul Freeman
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
£795
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
€2,400
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
Northern Lights and dog sledding vacation, Norway
From
£1,025
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Being caught in blizzard, the dogs were amazing! Tips? Learn to recognise your dogs as quick as possible. Local benefits? Hard to say but would like to think so. Overall rating? Surpassed expectations the experience was amazing, food was utterly fantastic the people were amazing. We're planning to do another. We were out of our comfort zone sometimes but we're extremely looked after by not just the people but the dogs! They were utterly amazing! (more)Fran Brown
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
A really perfect vacation for us. Snow, countryside, interesting history and culture. Lots to see and do. (more)Vanessa Jefferys
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
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
From
€1,120
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was the warmth and hospitality of our hosts (and their great home cooked Finnish cuisine), to interacting with the dogs and harnessing them, to the experience of a wood fired sauna beside a frozen lake each evening, this short vacation could not have been better. (more)Matthew Peek
Excellent experience - would have liked to have stayed longer and would go again! (more)Philippa Cawthorne
Spectacular (more)Lloyd Bond
Wolf tracking in Sweden
From
€1,567
excluding flights
The most memorable moment was hearing a wolf howl while we were gathered round a campfire on the last evening; but the sunrise and sunsets each day were incredible each day. The guides were great: friendly, practical and very knowledgeable, but we also got to meet a wolf expert a forest environmentalist to offer us the wider view. (more)Imogen Bill
If the aim of the company is to ensure guests 'collect memories not things' then they certainly delivered. (more)Rachel North
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
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
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 $1,800
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
I really enjoyed the total immersion in the beautiful Finnish wilderness and the ability to enjoy it's peace on your own, at your own pace, whilst also knowing you had a great team to catch up with. The locations and cabins were just stunning. Top notch. A genuine adventure and great fun. (more)Paul Cundy
The most exciting moment was after several days of grey skies we were sitting down to our evening meal at the unserviced Kovavaara lodge when the sky cleared and we caught a display of the Northern Lights unaffected by any artificial lights. We had a nice balance of different nationalities which added to the enjoyment. (more)Mike Rendell
The most memorable was finding fresh foot prints in the snow made by a passing wolverine! A great way to explore this remote part of Finland. (more)Karen Wood
Finland activity vacation and Northern Lights
From
€1,140
excluding flights
It's hard to choose one memorable moment - I had a lovely time with the small team of ladies and the hospitality from our guide Mika, and our chef Harri was phenomenal! All the activities were great, and the food was delicious. (more)Nita Losoponkul
The husky safari and the general scenery were the most memorable parts of this trip. (more)John Vango
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
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
Cross country skiing in Austria
From
US $1,435
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
Carpathian Mountains snowshoeing vacation, Romania
From
€695
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Beautiful views and guide Tips? Long transfer Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Very good (more)James Masterson
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