Magnetic North travel offers tours and tailor made holidays to Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Our Nordic-inspired adventures draw upon the Norwegian philosophy of ‘Friluftsliv’, or ‘Free-air life’ - the importance of being in remote places and enjoying simple things together. We travel to the ‘near’ Magnetic North - to the outer reaches of the British Isles and Republic of Ireland and the ‘far’ Magnetic North - Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, from 60° latitude and above.
We help our guests to experience the rhythms and patterns of the Magnetic North guided by local traditions and people. Our trips are led and co-created by craftspeople, fishermen, foragers, story-tellers, thinkers, walkers - people who’ve learnt to respect nature and live according to its rhythms. And who are all able to pass this wisdom and experience on to others.
Member since: 23 Jun 2010
How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...
Economic responsibility Our winter holidays are run by local guides.
We also recommend to our guests to visit local organic farms and food producers.
Magnetic North Travel is also an independently owned company meaning that our profits directly support local families.
Environmental responsibility We never use motorised transport in fragile ecosystems and offer activities such as walking, snow-shoeing and cross country skiing.
We don’t sell flights. We help people to choose the best journey to their destination.
We offer guidance to guests on the destination and how best to reduce their environmental impact.
Social responsibility Our guides promote ‘landfull’ experiences which encourage engagement with the physical and cultural properties of the land.
Wherever possible, we integrate experiences that will provide guests with further cultural insight, by, for example, visiting local events.
We advise guests on any cultural norms or traditions that need to be respected.