SHORT BREAKS

Enjoy browsing our selection of suggested tailor made short break holidays and wildlife encounters,just perfect for the enthusiast to escape for a few days away. Many are classic weekend breaks and we have endeavoured to present some more unusual wildlife short breaks. These are just a few ideas and as always we leave it up to your imagination for your own original short break whilst we will take care of your special requests.

Suggested Itineraries

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Green Sky Svalbard Adventure

4 Nights

Silence of the Polar Night - Dog sledding - Snowshoe on glaciers - Historical past - Northern lights in the day

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Costa Rica Express

9 Days

Good lodges
Great activities
3 Diverse habitats

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Wildlife Week

9 Days

Sarapiqui rainforest
Corcovado
Savegre cloudforest

Northern Lights Hideaway

4 Days

Unique Kelo-Glass Igloo
Winter activities
Excellent Aurora opportunities

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Christmas in Lapland

6 Days

Festive family adventure
Search for Santa
Reindeers and huskies
Guaranteed white Christmas
Glogi and gingerbread

Into The Wilderness

7 Days

Beautiful Lapland
Snowshoe adventure
Wilderness cabin stay
Wilderness skills
Snowmobiles and huskies
Expert private guiding

Howl with Huskies - Overnight Husky Safari

4 Days

Overnight husky safari
Stay in a wilderness cabin
Small group departures
Optional extra activities

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Ruka Summer Adventure

4 to 8 Days

Lapland in summer
Lakeside Guesthouse
European brown bears
Hiking, biking and rafting

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Lapland for Lovers

4 Days

Romantic Lapland
Husky Dog Sledding
Snowmobiles and reindeer
Private Aurora Sledge
Exclusive Aurora Bubble

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Lapp of Luxury

3 Days

Stay on the Arctic Circle
Beautiful Nordic suites
Optional winter activities
Aurora opportunities

Aurora Experience at Nellim

5 Days

Excellent Aurora viewing
Exhilarating winter activities
A warm Sami welcome
Delicious Lapp cuisine

Searching for the Northern Lights

4 Days

Small boutique hotel
Beautiful Luosto
Reindeers, snowmobiles and huskies
Northern Lights viewing

Wild Adventures in Oulanka

5 Days

Oulanka National Park
Outdoor adventures
Bears in the wild
Expert guiding
Small wilderness hotel

Bear Watching In Finland

4 Days - 10 Days

Bear watching,
Bird watching
Northern Taiga forests
Possibilities for wolves & wolverine
Relaxing saunas

Wild Encounters

5 Days

Bears in the wild
Wilderness walks
Possible wolf sightings
Protected ancient forest

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Husky Adventure to the Wilderness

4 days

Overnight dog sled
Wilderness cabin stay
Remote northern lights
Glass View Room luxury

Lake Inari Autumn Auroras

4 Days

Colourful Ruska landscaes
Autumn aurora viewing
Exclusive Aurora Bubble

Lake Inari Husky Adventure

5 Days

Multi-day husky safari
Small group departures
Hearty home-cooked meals
Authentic wilderness experience

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Simply Kakslauttanen

5 Days

Finland's famous glass igloo's
Pure untouched wilderness
Remote northern lights viewing
Autumn or winter activities

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Aurora Glamping

4 Days

Glamping in Finnish Lapland
Excellent aurora opportunities
Organic cuisine
Optional winter pursuits

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Relax Under the Northern Lights

4 Days

Luosto in winter
Fantastic Finnish hospitality
Glass View Room
Arctic night skies

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Into The Glacier

5 days

Explore Iceland's vibrant capital - Venture inside Langjokull glacier - Free time to explore the West - Relax in geothermal baths under the northern lights or midnight sun

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Akureyri and Lake Myvatn Highlights

5 Days

Akureyri, The Capital of the North - Breathtaking landscapes of Lake Myvatn - Cascading Godafoss - Optional whale watching

Icelandic Family Summer Adventure

5 Days

Centrally located Reykjavik accommodation - Golden Circle - Adventure activities for all the family

Orcas & Auroras - Self-Drive

4 Days

Freedom to explore the spectacular winter landscapes - Winter whale watching - Chance to see the northern lights - Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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Icelandic Weekend Adventure

4 Days

Stay in vibrant Reykjavik - Lava caving - Snorkel in a fissure - Glacier hike - Northern lights by Super Jeep

Whale Watching Iceland

5 Days

Whale watching from Reykjavik & north of Iceland - Possibilities of Humpback, Minke, Pilot, Orca, Northern Bottlenose & White-beaked Dolphins

Iceland Winter Escape

4 Days

Vibrant Reykjavik - Search for the Northern Lights - Frozen winter landscapes - Super jeep tour - Snowmobiling on Langjökull - Blue Lagoon

South Iceland Explorer by Super Jeep

5 Days

The secrets of the South - Traverse dramatic landscapes by Super Jeep - Lava caving - Glacial hike - Northern lights - Iceland's Golden Circle

Masai Mara Explorer

6 Days

Witness vast herds of wildebeest & zebra - home of the Big Cat Diary - luxurious tented camps

Gorillas in Rwanda

3 Days ex Kigali or 5 Days ex UK

Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park - a glimpse of the pretty countryside of Rwanda

Winter Gems of Swedish Lapland

5 Days

Genuine Swedish hospitality - Visit the ICEHOTEL - Moose safari on horseback - Aurora hunt by SkyArc - Sami culture

Swedish Winter Weekend

4 Days

Relax in the Aurora Spa - Husky safari - Genuine Swedish hospitality - Inspired Swedish cuisine

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Forest Retreat at Treehotel

3 Days

6 unique treerooms - Bespoke, stylish interiors - Peaceful forest setting - Delicious home-cooked cuisine - Available year round

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New Year in Swedish Lapland

5 days

New Year in Lapland - 4 Course New Year Supper - Guided tour of ICEHOTEL - Optional winter activities

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A White Christmas in Swedish Lapland

5 Days

Christmas in Lapland - Meet Santa Claus - Winter snow fun - Genuine Swedish hospitality and delicious cuisine

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ICEHOTEL

To your requirements

The original ICEHOTEL - Once in a lifetime experience - Guided tour - Sleep on a bed of ice

Focus on Swedish Lapland - Photographic Tour

4 Days

Photographic guidance - Arctic wildlife - Aurora hunting - ICEHOTEL - Excellent cuisine

Gorilla Trekking Flying Safari

5 Days

Fly-in mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda at Bwindi

Once in a lifetime experience in unbelievably low temperatures and the most beautiful scenery. Didn't see the dancing lights, but saw the green glow. Unforgettable. It was like holidaying in Narnia. Absolutely fabulous time.Mrs. J. K. - London

Introduction to Short Breaks

With air travel making journeys easy then short breaks are possible in many destinations in Europe, Africa and even Asia and the east coast of Canada. Most of our short breaks are of course in Europe, but far enough away that you will feel in a completely different world, deep in the forests of Finland, exploring Iceland.

Currently the most popular short breaks are those heading to Finland and Sweden to discover the magic of winter in the far north and to enjoy searching for the Northern Lights. The aurora has really sparked the imagination of the travelling public and with years of experience in Northern Lights holidays we are proud to offer our advice.

Wildlife safaris in East Africa are possible without jetlag, for instance with international arrivals into Nairobi connecting with morning flights into the Masai Mara. In the same manner gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Uganda or Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is also possible on short breaks from the UK.

We are convinced that this is not all that is possible and if you have ideas then we would love the challenge of creating a short break holiday itinerary for you!

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