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

FinlandIcelandSweden

Finland

Northern Lights Hideaway

4 Days

Unique Kelo-Glass Igloo
Winter activities
Excellent Aurora opportunities

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Aurora Glamping

4 Days

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

Jeris Winter Wonderland

8 Days

Fantastic winter activities
Family friendly
Choice of accommodation
Arctic Spa
Smoke Sauna
Torassieppi Snow Village

Simply Kakslauttanen

5 Days

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

Winter Romance at Iso Syote

5 Days

Luxurious suites
Private sauna
Jacuzzi under the stars
Northern Lights
Winter activities

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Christmas in Lapland

6 Days

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

Searching for the Northern Lights

4 Days

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

Discover the Wilderness - Husky Sledding

8 Days

5 day husky safari
Snowy fells of Lapland
Camaraderie of wilderness huts
small groups

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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Lapland Winter Adventure

8 Days

Winter in Lapland
Reindeer experience
Snowmobiling
Overnight husky adventure
Wilderness cabin stay

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Ruka Winter Adventure

8 Days

Lapland in Winter
Beautiful lakeside guesthouse
Sleep in a real snow igloo
Lappish winter adventures

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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

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Oivanki Wilderness Adventure

5 days

Private guiding
Log cabin stay
Taiga forest in Lappish winter
Northern lights opportunities
Winter safaris

Fell Lapland Discovery

7 Days

Stunning fell Lapland
Relaxation and winter activities
Family run hotel
Delicious cuisine

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Aurora Northern Adventure

8 Days

Beautiful Lapland
Fun packed guided activities
Northern lights
Friendly Finnish hospitality
Small boutique hotel

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Relax Under the Northern Lights

4 Days

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

Aurora Experience at Nellim

5 Days

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

Iso-Syöte Your Way

7 Days

Mountain top resort
Rest & relaxation
Tailor made for you
Choice of winter activities
Northern lights

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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 Husky Adventure

5 Days

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

Into The Wilderness

7 Days

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

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

Wilderness Dog Sledding in Sweden

7 Days

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

7 unique treerooms
Stylish interiors
Peaceful forest setting
Delicious home-cooked cuisine
Available year round

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
Delicious cuisine

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ICEHOTEL

To your requirements

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
Cabin accommodation
Pack Ice hovercraft adventure
Huskies and snowmobiles

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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