Winter activity holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

A wide choice of winter activity holidays for those looking to try their hand at a multitude of activities and maximise the adventure potential. From this page you’ll find winter activity holidays from all the leading specialist and responsible operators from around the world.

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Finnish Lapland activity holiday
Enjoy some of the most popular Nordic activities, from £1645 (7 days) inc UK flights
Husky safari in Finland
5 day husky safari in Finland's spectacular wilderness., from £1895 (7 days) inc UK flights
Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities
A range of activities combined with Log Cabin accommodation, from £1095 - £1245 (4 days) inc UK flights
Lapland winter adventure holiday
A winter activity adventure, from £1695 (7 days) inc UK flights
Cross country skiing in Austria
Skiing trails in Tyrol, from £1129 (8 days) inc UK flights
Swedish Lapland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
Northern Lights, taiga forest and wilderness in Lapland, from SKr9210 (5 days) ex flights
Lapland husky safari and activity holiday, Finland
An intimate encounter with the wilderness of Lapland, from £1695 (7 days) inc UK flights
Lillehammer bobsled weekend in Norway
Your chance to experience pure adrenaline, from £999 (4 days) inc UK flights
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
A flexible winter multi activity holiday in the French Alps, from €546 - €1113 (7 days) ex flights
Wild Taiga winter activity holiday, Finland
Winter wonderland holiday for couples in Wild Taiga, Finland, from €809 - €1033 (6 days) ex flights
Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras
Winter activities & aurora spotting in Finnish wilderness, from £1595 (5 days) inc UK flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Adventure in Finnish Lapland, huskies, northern lights & more, from £845 (4 days) inc UK flights
Dolomites winter activity holiday in Italy
Fun packed winter activity holiday in the Dolomites, from £1149 - £1449 (8 days) inc UK flights
Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
Discover this Finnish winter activity wildernerss week, from £1349 - £1799 (8 days) inc UK flights
Cross country skiing holiday in the Dolomites, Italy
A famously beautiful range of jagged peaks, from £979 - £1229 (8 days) inc UK flights
Winter holiday in Finnish Lapland
An extensive choice of activities to suit your travel date., from £845 - £1050 (3 days) inc UK flights
Slovakia family holiday, winter in High Tatras
Family winter holiday in the High Tatra Mountains., from £719 (8 days) ex flights
Yukon dog sledding holiday, Canada
Husky adventure holidays in Yukon, from CA $1328 (5 days) ex flights
Ski touring holiday in Finland, Russian border
Guided ski touring holiday in the beautiful wilderness, from €920 (7 days) ex flights
Finland huski safari & Northern Lights holiday
A magical dog sledding week in Finland, from £2299 - £2349 (7 days) inc UK flights
Holiday in Swedish Lapland, tailor made
Customised wilderness holiday in beautiful Swedish Lapland, from SKr11450 (5 days) ex flights
Family winter holiday in Finland, Wild Taiga
Enjoy a family winter holiday in the Wild Taiga, from €737 - €1086 (8 days) ex flights
Lapland husky safari short break, Finland
Hands on dog sledding adventure in Finnish Lapland, from £1475 (5 days) inc UK flights
Winter adventure in Finland
Experiences which stay with you, from £1795 (7 days) inc UK flights
Magical christmas without Santa in Lapland
Winter 'Santa free' Lapland adventure for families, from £1695 (7 days) inc UK flights
Arctic Circle dogsled expedition
A true mushing journey in Northern Sweden, from £2599 - £2699 (7 days) inc UK flights
Sweden Northern Lights & activity holiday
Wild silence, untouched snow and magical northern lights, from SKr12500 (4 days) ex flights
Your own group winter activity holiday
Traditional activities and winter sports in Finland, from £1200 (4 days) inc UK flights
Finnish Lapland Northern Lights holiday
Northern Lights quest, huskies, reindeer, amethysts & more!, from £1245 (5 days) inc UK flights
Tatras mountains winter holiday in Slovakia
A week packed with great winter activities in the Tatras., from €829 (8 days) ex flights

127 reviews for Winter activity holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Winter activity holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Lapland husky safari and activity holiday, Finland
Having done many huskey trips before I can say that it was the best dog sled holiday I've ever had. (more)Mark Waddock
Wonderful and magical. Great location, people, food, accommodation, activities and the dogs. It is a holiday we will never forget and hope to return one day. (more)Jane Collingwood-Bates
From £1695 including UK flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Fabulous trip. Enjoyed the whole thing. Good home cooked food, comfortable accommodation, friendly & knowledgeable guide and good company during the evenings. We had several sightings of the aurora, which was an added bonus. (more)Sue Hodges
Overall the best experience ever and would look at having more winter holidays now than summer :-) (more)Elizabeth Watson
It was a fantastic experience and one of the best holidays we have ever had. We thought it would be a once in a lifetime holiday, but are already talking of going back to do the 2 day husky trail (more)Rowena Schofield
From £845 including UK flights
Holiday in Swedish Lapland, tailor made
The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing northern lights, the wilderness retreat and a real log fired sauna. Mika and Maja lovely hosts. (more)Jonathan Marsh
Exhilarating...The warm friendly welcome, dog-sledding and the wonderful Wilderness Cabin were the best parts. (more)Liz Evans
Amazing! The best parts were the snow , local people, husky dogs, father Christmas , -38 !!! And the ice hotel (more)Lynne Walker
From SKr11450 excluding flights
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
Finnish Lapland activity holiday
I enjoyed all of it...Very good. (more)Vicki May
The most memorable thing was the place itself - the quietness. Luosto is so very quiet. (more)Anne Sciortino
Very good...The best parts were the beautiful pristine snow & the northern lights. (more)Elizabeth Bailey
From £1645 including UK flights
Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities
The most memorable parts were the Food, the Huskies, the snowmobile trip. (more)John Rawstrone
Very memorable and would not hesitate to visit again, given the time and opportunity. Exciting part was the Snow Shoe walk at night in the Woods with an experienced guide imparting knowledge about the fauna and wildlife. (more)Tan Juliana
Though not able to see any northern light, the only memorable night was the smoked salmon dinner. (more)HC Toh
From £1095 - £1245 including UK flights
Swedish Lapland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
I rate this trip extremely highly. Accommodation was great, food was excellent, weather was great, skiing and staying out in the wilderness was fantastic, northern lights spectacular, snow rolling sauna a whole lot of fun. (more)Anwen Victory
The most memorable part was living in the wilderness with no running water or electricity and in the company of a lovely first class guide. (more)Jan McGourty
More than 10 out of 10, amazing, fabulous and i really didn’t want to leave at all...Standing near our cabin in the wilderness in silence so absolute, you could hear a plane so far away you could barely see it and hear the water in the river over 5km away was the mostmemorable part. (more)kathy agashi
From SKr9210 excluding flights
Ski touring holiday in Finland, Russian border
The most memorable part of the holiday was the professional organisation & friendly & welcoming people at the places we stayed at. (more)Alan Reimer
The most memorable part was each day -- Skiing (47 KM on the longest day) under sunny, blue skies with beautiful scenery, fun people and a supportive, helpful guide, eating lunch by the fire, seeing the Russian border and animal tracks, then having a well deserved sauna and delicious meal. (more)Elizabeth Babos
As if in a 3-D Christmas postcard that goes on for miles and miles and miles. (more)Edith van Genuchten
From €920 excluding flights
Wild Taiga winter activity holiday, Finland
Once in a lifetime experience...Experiencing something new every day, from trying new foods to trying new activities. (more)Mandy Read
Excellent. A holiday that is a cut above. The tranquil snow dusted beauty of the lakescape and surrounding forests. It is so rare these days to go to somewhere so untouched where the silence is palpable. (more)Jane Edmondson
So many wonderful things, I'd struggle to specify just one - eating delicious Finnish tapas whilst the snow fell in Helsinki, being treated to an impromptu Christmas singsong by a choir whilst on the ferry across to Suomenlinna, being in charge of our own Husky drawn sledge (and then meeting Husky puppies!), barbequeing sausages on an open fire whilst sitting on reindeer hides in minus 25 degree temperatures, the exceptionally friendly people, the majesty of the snow covered forests, the tranquility... (more)Carolyne Coupel
From €809 - €1033 excluding flights
Cross country skiing in Norway
The scenery In Norway is beautiful especially after having a meter of snow the day before we arrived. It made the cross - country skiing area very beautiful. (more)Linda White
The place and the people that participated on the trip. The instruction from Ilsa was excellent, the lodge was very clean and well kept and hte food was first class. (more)Ellen Tarquinio
The friendliness and expertise of the leaders, the scenery and plenty of good food were the most memorable. (more)Catherine Harris
From £1099 - £1199 including UK flights
Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
Memorable parts? The scenery was just fantastic, and I really enjoyed being with the huskies. The whole experience was like nothing I've ever done before. Tips? Be reasonably fit and you will enjoy the trip more, and don't go directly from a warm climate without acclimatising somewhere for the cold beforehand. Local benefits? The holiday provided jobs for the locals, and the opportunity for other foreign staff to work in and experience/understand the Arctic region. Overall... (more)Jonathan Gilbert
From £1349 - £1799 including UK flights
Winter activity holiday in the French Alps
The young people Sam and Rachel achieved confidence respectively in snowboarding and downhill skiing in a small quiet resort at Ancelle for the first three days...Successful as a way of satisfying all ages and giving the family precious time to be on our own without the pressures of work and university. (more)Rosemary Rayner
The most memorable part was snow shoeing on a beautiful sunny Christmas Day and completing our first Via Ferrata. (more)Lynn Clunie
From €546 - €1113 excluding flights
Cross country skiing in Austria
A lot of fun plus a real sense of achievement in learning to do something I initially found quite difficult. (more)Amanda Ariss
In the past we have always downhill skied, but this time we decided to try cross country skiing having never done it before. It took a short while to learn the basics and by the end of the week we were able to complete a cross country journey - with no broken bones! (more)Elizabeth Musetti
From £1129 including UK flights
Yukon dog sledding holiday, Canada
Working with the dogs was my favourite part of the trip. I loved meeting all the different dogs and getting to know their different personalities. They are such great workers and I miss them now I am back home. (more)Ali Barned
The dogs are just incredible... athletic, fascinating to watch, and beautiful. Our guide Laird was fantastic as were all the other people at the ranch... I had a fabulous time. Pushed my limits... this has been 'one' of the best holidays I have been on. (more)Helen Weir
Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did. Now I just need to convince my other half to go again next winter! (more)Lee Unsworth
From CA $1328 excluding flights
Finland huski safari & Northern Lights holiday
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of the holiday was how beautiful and peaceful Finland was where we were staying and how peaceful and quiet the sled dogs were once they were working. Tips? Tips for other travellers going on this holiday is to make sure you are reasonably fit before going, and you must be a dog lover. Local benefits? We were very back to nature and conserved energy within the cabins we stayed in. We used open fires to cook when we were out treking. Tips? The... (more)Tina Donovan
From £2299 - £2349 including UK flights
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
There are so many positive things to say about this course – the supportive leader, the fantastic home made food, the beautiful highland scenery…but the happiest memories for me are of the people I met. (more)Kim Naylor-Vane
The highlight was seeing scotland for the first time, learning new skills, enjoying the company. The satisfaction of getting to the top of 2 munros. (more)Harjit Mahl
We had a great time and felt we learned loads about navigation and being out in the hills in general. Best thing for me was increased confidence. I now feel in being able to venture out into the hills and find my way. (more)Heather Martin
From £225 - £559 excluding flights
Family winter holiday in Finland, Wild Taiga
Memorable parts? The number and variety of the activities available for our family, with children ranging from age 9 -16. We were able to go cross country skiing, do the biathalon, drive snow mobiles, snow shoe, float down icy rapids in a survival suit, go ice fishing and, the all time favorite, go dog sledding with the huskies. We loved being able to walk out of the hotel and take advantage of the miles and miles of ski trails (which were well maintained). The kids also loved being able... (more)Lesley Lahm
From €737 - €1086 excluding flights
Winter holiday in Finnish Lapland
Very good. Jeris resort is quiet away from crowds, good resting place after long active days. Good overall package, good food quality and quantity. Friendly staff. You need to help with feeding dogs and collect firewood, but wilderness cabin is a great experience. Open fires warm it up, is cosy. (more)Peter Varnes
Excellent! We managed to pack in a taster of most activities during our 4 day stay and found time to explore on our own too. Jeris Hotel where we stayed is friendly, comfortable, welcoming and is in the most beautiful setting on the lakeside. (more)Janet Anderson
A good all-round winter activity experience; value-for-money. (more)Carolyn Neville
From £845 - £1050 including UK flights
Lapland Northern Lights holiday
Memorable parts? I went on this trip hoping to see the Northern Lights. We did not see them on this trip, but I enjoyed the trip so much, I would happily return, lights or no lights. Some memories: watching the beauty of a light snow falling on pine trees from the dining room while enjoying a lunch of homemade soup and bread (I don't see much snow where I live), traveling through the woods on a sledge pulled by snowmobiles while covered with blankets , a very good talk about the Northern... (more)Sally Means
From £1298 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
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

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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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