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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Relax Under the Northern Lights

4 Days

Luosto in winter - Fantastic Finnish hospitality - Stay in a Glass View Room under the Arctic night skies

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Festive Family Adventure

6 Days

Christmas in Lapland - Search for Santa - Reindeers and huskies - Family fun

Bear Watching In Finland

4 Days - 10 Days

Bear watching - Bird watching - The northern Taiga forests - Possibilities for wolves & wolverine - Relaxing saunas!

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Simply Kakslauttanen

5 Days

Finland's famous Glass Igloo's - Pure untouched wilderness - Remote northern lights viewing opportunities - Autumn or winter activities of your choice

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Aurora Glamping

4 Days

Glamping in Finnish Lapland - Excellent northern lights opportunities - Organic cuisine

Northern Lights Hideaway

4 Days

Unique Kelo-Glass Igloo - Winter activities in the wilds of Lapland - Excellent opportunities to view Northern Lights

Into The Wilderness

7 Days

The beauty of Lapland - Overnight wilderness adventure by snowshoe or backcountry ski - Snowmobile and husky safari - Expert guiding and Finnish hospitality

Searching for the Northern Lights

4 Days

Beautiful winter landscapes - Reindeers, snowmobiles and huskies - Small boutique hotel - Northern Lights viewing

Howl with Huskies - Overnight Safari

4 Days

2 day husky safari - Stay in a wilderness cabin - Small group departures

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Ruka Summer Adventure

4 to 8 Days

Nature and rugged wilderness of Lapland in summer - Stunning lakeside accommodation - European brown bears - Hiking, biking and river rafting

Aurora Experience at Nellim

5 Days

Excellent opportunities to see the northern lights - Exhilarating winter activities - A warm Sami welcome and Lapp cuisine

5 Day Wilderness Adventure

5 Days

Stunning Lapland in winter - Exhilarating husky & snowmobile safaris - Remote northern lights viewing - Expert private guiding & genuine hospitality

Wild Adventures in Oulanka

5 Days

Stunning Oulanka National Park in summer - Exhilarating outdoor adventure activities - Bears in the wild - Expert guiding - Small wilderness hotel

Wild Encounters

5 Days

Bears in their natural habitat - Walking in the wilderness - Possible wolf sightings - Explore protected ancient forest

Lake Inari Autumn Auroras

4 Days

Colourful Ruska landscape - Excellent autumn aurora viewing opportunities - Stay in an exclusive Aurora Bubble

Lake Inari Husky Adventure

5 Days

Exhilarating 2 or 3 day husky safari - Small group guaranteed departures - Hearty home cooked meals - Authentic wilderness experience

Whale Watching Iceland

5 Days

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

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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

Iceland Winter Escape

4 Days

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

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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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Icelandic Weekend Adventure

4 Days

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

Orcas & Auroras - Self-Drive

4 Days

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

Icelandic Family Summer Adventure

5 Days

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

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

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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

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

Focus on Swedish Lapland - Photographic Tour

4 Days

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

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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

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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