WINTER HOLIDAYS

For some of the best fun under a woolly hat in Finland, Sweden & Iceland check out our great selection of winter holidays below! To help you with choosing your winter activity holidays or Northern Lights holiday we have written a brief guide to the range of different trips we offer.

We had an amazing holiday - one of the best we have ever been on! Everything was perfect and we have not stopped recommending it to our friends. Thank you so much!Ms. N. - Australia

I will keep it brief. We had a well organised holiday with plenty to do and adequate rest time. The equipment used was top quality as were the guides. Accommodation was to a good standard and food was both plentiful and really tasty. The huskies were wonderful! I fully recommend this holiday to anyone of reasonable physical fitness.Mr. N. - Essex

Suggested Itineraries

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Finland

Northern Lights Hideaway

4 Days

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

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Aurora Glamping

4 Days

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

Jeris Winter Wonderland

7 Days

Fantastic winter activities for the whole family - Comfortable accommodation - Arctic Spa and Smoke Sauna

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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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Winter Romance at Iso Syote

5 Days

Luxurious and romantic hotel suites - Private sauna - Jacuzzi under the stars - Uninterrupted views to the northern night skies - Exciting winter activities

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Festive Family Adventure

6 Days

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

Searching for the Northern Lights

4 Days

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

Discover the Wilderness - Husky Sledding

7 Days

5 day safari with huskies - The fells of Lapland - Camaraderie of wilderness huts

Howl with Huskies - Overnight Safari

4 Days

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

Lapland Winter Adventure

7 Days

Winter in Lapland - Reindeer experience - Snowmobiling - Overnight husky adventure to a wilderness cabin

Fell Lapland Discovery

7 Days

Stunning fell Lapland - Perfect blend of relaxation and winter activities - Comfortable base in a family run hotel - Delicious cuisine

Aurora Northern Adventure

8 Days

Beautiful Lapland - Fun packed programme of guided activities - Northern lights - Friendly Finnish hospitality from a small hotel

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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

Relax & Explore at Iso-Syöte

8 Days

The magic of Lapland in winter - Authentic log cabin - Huskies and snowmobiles - Mountain top views

Aurora Experience at Nellim

5 Days

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

Iso-Syöte Your Way

7 Days

Mountain top resort - Rest & relaxation - Choose your own style of accommodation & your own winter activities - Northern lights

5 Day Wilderness Adventure

5 Days

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

Cross Country Trails

8 Days

The greatest range of cross-country ski tracks in Finland - Stunning Pallas-Ylläs National Park - Finnish hospitality from a family run hotel - Aprés–ski in Humina Pub

Lake Inari Husky Adventure

5 Days

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

Authentic Lapland at Torassieppi

7 Days

Stay on a traditional reindeer farm - Nature friendly winter activities - Local culture and Lappish handicrafts - Delicious organic meals

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

Iceland

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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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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

7 Days or to your requirements

Boutique countryside accommodation - Iconic Golden Circle - Spectacular waterfalls - Journey inside a glacier - Whale watching

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

Iceland Winter in Style

8 Days

Boutique country hotels - Northern lights - Geothermal activity at Geysir - Gullfoss & the waterfalls of the South Coast

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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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

Sweden

Focus on Swedish Lapland - Photographic Tour

4 Days

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

Wilderness Dog Sledding in Sweden

7 Days

Beautiful Vindelfjällens Nature Reserve - Genuine Swedish hospitality - Authentic dog sled experience - mush from lodge to lodge

Swedish Winter Weekend

4 Days

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

Winter Gems of Swedish Lapland

5 Days

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

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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

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Frozen Archipelago Adventure

5 Days or to your requirements

Nordic winter skills - Comfortable cabin accommodation - Pack Ice adventure by hovercraft - Huskies and snowmobiles - Delicious cuisine

Our holiday with Wildlife & Wilderness was everything we could hope for. It was magical in every respect. Our wishes for a once in a lifetime experience were realised in full. The people we dealt with were knowledgeable and went out of their way to provide everything we asked for.The K. family - London

Introduction to Winter Activity Holidays

Just about as much fun as you can have in the snow! The far north in winter holds a certain magic - the northern lights overhead of a night, the snow-covered trees bent over into imaginary trolls, the peace of a quiet forest snowshoe hike or the thrill of driving your own team of huskies. In the evening return to the warmth of a log cabin or cosy hotel and enjoy a sauna or log fire. Lifetime experiences.

For many it is the draw of the northern lights and this has certainly helped the popularity of winter activity holidays in Finland and Sweden in recent years. But when you travel north you will discover great Nordic hospitality and a wide range of holiday activities in the wilds of Lapland.

We have had clients travel north to Lapland now for almost 15 years and are one of the most experienced operators to this region. You will notice that we do not sell Santa packages. Instead, we like to concentrate on the broader appeal of a wider range of winter activities right across the season. Normally the season starts in late November and ends in mid-April. However, many dog sledding tours do not get underway until mid-January when the lakes are certain to be frozen and there is good snow cover for the huskies to run.

We have run dog sleds and snowmobiles in many areas of Finland, spending nights in wilderness cabins and enjoying snowshoe hikes in national parks; looking at the signs of wildlife left behind in the snow and generally revelling in the escapism of a holiday in Lapland.

Cross country skiing in Finland is a national institution and many resorts have extensive trails, making cross country skiing holidays enjoyable in excellent conditions. We will be adding cross country skiing holidays next year but have been skiing the trails ourselves for over 30 years.

In the meantime we are delighted to present a wide choice of holidays and are happy to chat through any aspect of a trip. Apart from the wilderness trips these holidays are generally based in good, comfortable accommodation, somewhere you can relax with a glass of wine and good food, anticipating another day of new winter activities or just relaxing and letting your mind wander through the maze of trees and out across vast frozen lakes to snowy fell tops and beyond.

In Iceland there are also some great options either for short breaks in the city with winter activity excursions and sightseeing. Alternatively, you may wish to discover some wonderfully good country hotels from which to explore Iceland in winter. The range of activities in Iceland is not as great as in Lapland but in Iceland you do get the chance to adventure by Super Jeep into remote wilderness areas not reachable by any other means.

A word of reality. Finland and Sweden do not have endless numbers of beds and winter activity holidays are becoming increasingly popular as family holidays, particularly for Christmas and the mid-February half term breaks. Early booking for these periods is essential. In fact if you are thinking of a winter activity holiday, consider booking as early as the summer before to ensure finding the best value airfares and the greatest choice of holiday destinations.

Observation of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, will continue to be good for the next few years.

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