Arctic Circle holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Our Arctic Circle holidays offer the best opportunities to experience this unique wilderness, from the vast forests to the Arctic seas. All our Arctic Circle holidays & accommodation are provided by operators committed to supporting local people & the environment.
Lofoten Islands Arctic Circle sailing holiday
See killer whales whilst sailing in scenic fjords, from £1350 (8 days) ex flights
Husky safari in Finland
5 day husky safari in Finland's spectacular wilderness., from £1895 (7 days) inc UK flights
Lapland winter adventure holiday
A winter activity adventure, from £1695 (7 days) inc UK flights
Family winter adventure in Finland
Great range of activities in Lapland's winter wilderness., from £1795 (7 days) inc UK flights
Arctic Circle dogsled expedition
A true mushing journey in Northern Sweden, from £2599 - £2699 (7 days) inc UK flights
Arctic explorer holiday
This adventure is entirely north of the Arctic Circle!, from US $3995 - US $13395 (11 days) ex flights
Lapland family winter adventure holiday
A fabulous winter holiday in Finnish Lapland, from £1695 (7 days) inc UK flights
Winter adventure in Finland
Experiences which stay with you, from £1795 (7 days) inc UK flights
Saami reindeer migration expedition in Norway
An exclusive chance to undertake a winter adventure of a lifetime, from £5450 (9 days) ex flights
Arctic cruises, Greenland and Canada
Explore the magical, immense landscape of the Arctic., from US $7995 - US $16995 (16 days) ex flights
Greenland cruise and northern lights
An incredible voyage to one of the most isolated regions of the world, from £4465 (14 days) ex flights
Arctic Circle guest house, Vesteraalen Islands, Norway
Experience the charm and good life of authentic North Norway, from £60 - £90 per double room per night
Arctic cruise holiday, Spitsbergen
Explore the unique landscape and culture of Spitsbergen., from US $4995 - US $9595 (9 days) ex flights
Family multi activity week in Finland
Winter activities and a visit to Father Christmas, from £1495 - £1645 (5 days) inc UK flights
Norway wildlife holiday
Whale watching in Vesterålen Islands in the Norwegian Arctic, from £705 (5 days) ex flights

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Husky safari in Finland
The most memorable part of the holiday was not just one thing, but many memories of which - flying down hill trying to control my sledge and not fall off, making snow angels before going back into the sauna, lunch on an open fire on a frozen lake, the views, the noise of the dogs as we got ready in the morning to leave. (more)Kathryn Haw
An unforgettable experience...Riding on husky driven sledges through a winter wonderland was the most memorable part. (more)kate Pottinger
Great...Going through the woods with the sled was the most exciting part. (more)Soli Hillel
From £1895 including UK flights
Lapland family winter adventure holiday
Riding the snow mobiles over the most beautiful landscape in Nellim and experiencing the true culture of Finnish Lapland has to be the best, but there were so many things that we loved...other included tours that we did like the husky safari, cross country skiing, snow shoe walking... (more)Brenda Foster
The husky sledding was the most interactive and therefore enjoyable day...We had a very happy and relaxing time. The local activities (Haariniva) guide Jaako was a particularly motivated, able, caring, patient and sensible guy. The hotel facilities and staff were very good. (more)Alastair Deery
The holiday was, quite simply, fantastic and it is difficult to pick "best bits". For me it was simply being outdoors in a very different environment. (more)Elizabeth Johnston
From £1695 including UK flights
Norway wildlife holiday
Memorable parts? Seeing the Northern Lights - we were lucky to see them as both the night before and after the skies had been too cloudy, it was a very surreal experience - they were so ethereal and beautiful. Tips? Try and keep a spare night free in case you fail to see the lights the first time you try, Tromso has numerous places that offer tours but some are cons so check them out carefully before parting with your money (I was lucky). Local benefits? The dog sledding... (more)Amandeep Manget
From £705 excluding flights
Family multi activity week in Finland
We all agreed that the husky safari was the best part of the trip. The kids enjoyed cuddling the dogs very much; they were the friendliest bunch of dogs ever seen. (more)Leontine Mastenbroek
The most memorable feature of the holiday - to the average city-dwelling Brit - was the landscape. Forests and frozen lakes, big skies and 18-hours of daylight - our girls were convinced they were in Narnia (the thaw suggesting Aslan would arrive soon). (more)Anon
The best part of the holiday was the husky safari, followed by the snow mobiling. The walk on the first day was good - but we would have liked to have done more/gone a bit further. (more)Liz Gregory
From £1495 - £1645 including UK flights
Winter adventure in Finland
Every day was an adventure, so difficult to single one experience out really, but I'll go for the husky sledding. We expected someone else to be driving - controlling the dogs yourself (though I use the word "control" in the loosest sense) was utterly exhilarating. The accommodation and surroundings were fabulous too. (more)Jonathan Green
Excellent experience, good taster of the best that Lapland has to offer. Beautifully snowy countryside and not as cold as I expected. Most memorable was overnight husky safari, getting to bond with your team of dogs. Then running out in our pyjamas to watch the northern lights! (more)Amanda Newnham
The two day husky safari was the most memorable part... A great variety of activities to wet your appetite. (more)Ian Wilkinson
From £1795 including UK flights
Lapland winter adventure holiday
It was excellent - far better than I had hoped for. This was a memorable holiday from beginning to end. Lots of winter activities that we took part in, with help and encouragement from an excellent guide. Saw the northern lights on two occasions. (more)Jane Beauchamp
The husky sledging was amazing and we also got to see the northern lights we did something nearly everyday and enjoyed every minute, went to the ice hotel you can't really explain in words how pretty the scenery is you have to go and see it to believe it. (more)Karen Waller
Driving a snowmobile was most memorable - 80 km journey to visit the Lainio Snow Village. Quite an exciting ride!Very good. I need to do another trip to see Northern Lights a bit better though! (more)Lucy Thomson
From £1695 including UK flights
Family winter adventure in Finland
The most memorable parts of the holiday were the people we met and dog sledging. (more)Richard Dickson
8/10. (more)Russell Clark
Overnight husky sledding trip was the highlight. (more)Lynn Houlding
From £1795 including UK flights
Lofoten Islands Arctic Circle sailing holiday
Memorable parts? Being woken in the night by the ship's bell and rushing on deck to see the Northern Lights! Tips? Don't expect to see penguins, polar bears or whales. Local benefits? Yes, we sailed whenever possible and made local purchases. Overall rating? It was an absolute pleasure. The itinerary was designed to keep everyone happy and entertained. The crew were friendly and helpful. The food was completely yummy (thanks Sonja). Our excursions took us to many beautiful... (more)Moira Mannas
From £1350 excluding flights
Arctic Circle guest house, Vesteraalen Islands, Norway
Memorable parts? It's hard to pin point just one thing. My first ever fishing trip was pretty memorable ( I caught 7 fish!) and exciting was then eating our catch that night in Lone's restaurant but there was so much more to our week there. It is honestly one of the best holidays we have ever taken. Tips? Make sure you eat at least some meals in the restaurant, the food is delicious, fresh and local. Try whale once too. Make time to walk to Vetten on a clear day, the views from... (more)Rebecca Fraser
From £60 - £90 per double room per night

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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