With no light pollution and unobstructed views of the night sky from the eponymous lake, Northern Lights holidays in the village of Menesjärvi offer visitors a high chance of witnessing the Aurora at their most spectacular. In Finnish Lapland, this holiday has a wonderful base at Hotel Korpikartano, a charming hotel which was once a boarding school, but which now proffers the perfect wilderness accommodation for those seeking the Northern Lights.
As we wait to see if the Northern Lights appear, we offer plenty of winter activities so that you can enjoy your Lapland holiday in a traditional way. Such as snowshoeing or cross country skiing in wilderness areas, as well as spending time with ... Read more >
Portugal’s Alentejo Coast remains a well-kept secret here in the UK but remains the spot where the Portuguese choose to spend their holidays, as opposed to the Algarve’s more crowded shoreline. It remains one of Western’s Europe’s most unpopulated regions, ensuring plenty of space for the perfect family getaway.
Here, the Atlantic waters have sculpted a dramatic coastline where sheer cliff-faces contrast with sweeping beaches of white sand. It’s a timeless and unspoilt place, with perfect waves for surfing. You will be able to try this for yourself, along with a multitude of other family activities, from abseiling and zip-wiring to cycling and canoeing. We operate a flexible activity ... Read more >
Senja, Norway's third largest island after Spitsbergen and Hinnøya close by, is home to some of the country's most beautiful landscapes, offering a scenic palette of fjords, mountains and striking coastlines. The island delights visitors year round with its array of natural wonders.
In the winter, the island has the added bonus of great Aurora potential due to its northerly position and minimal light pollution. This, along with its typically milder winters, makes it the ideal location for those looking for a leisurely winter break with excellent prospects of a Northern Lights display.
Your base for this short trip is Hamn i Senja, a delightful apartment-hotel situated directly on the ... Read more >
This itinerary has been specifically designed to ensure that you make the most of your time in Finnish Lapland. Get competitive with a spot of ice karting before heading out on a Northern Lights hunt with a renowned Aurora hunter and photographer of the Northern Lights; drive your own team of dogs across stunning winter scenery and relax in a traditional smoke sauna.
For those of you who prefer to immerse themselves in the local culture, there are opportunities aplenty-spend sometimes getting to know the traditional lifestyle of the reindeer herding community who prevail to this day and experience the completely unique experience of a Lappish Sharman performing a traditional ceremony to ... Read more >
There is so much on offer in Lapland during autumn and the colours can be stunning, as the trees turn auburn and red before the arrival of winter. The winter can arrive anytime during October or November but the main snowfalls tend to arrive in late-November and December. This holiday is based in the very aptly named Hotel Aurora (the hotel formerly known as the Aurora Chalet) and takes full advantage of the nearby Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory. The hotel works in conjunction with the Observatory to provide an Aurora alert system that alerts guests to any potential Northern Lights displays in the surrounding area.
During the day you will visit the remarkable amethyst mine in Luosto, ... Read more >
This fun-filled adventurous itinerary has specifically been designed with younger children in mind. Containing a mixture of exploration and beachside fun it is ideally suited to creating long-lasting family memories.
After flying into Dubrovnik, you will make for the tranquil island of Šipan which is the largest of the Elaphiti Islands. Your adventure will then begin with a free afternoon to explore the traditional town of Šipanska Luka or simply enjoy the fantastic seaside location of your Guest House. Snorkelling equipment is available from the hotel for those who simply cannot wait to explore the temperate Adriatic seas.
After a relaxed first day, a sea kayak adventure to hidden coves ... Read more >
Menesjärvi is the ideal place to spend New Year with your family. You can try unforgettable winter activities, search for the Northern Lights, enjoy a very warm welcome from your hosts and explore some unforgettable scenery.
This trip is all about amazing, shared family experiences and learning about life in Lapland. You are far removed from the holiday crowds here. During your stay, you will explore together and enjoy the array of exciting activities. By the end of your trip, you will have explored your surroundings using snowshoes, snowmobiles, kick sleds, dog sleds and on cross-country skis.
Upon arrival in Lapland, your days will be filled with activities and we do what we can to help ... Read more >
There can be few better ways to witness an autumn Aurora than from one of the Aurora Camps near Lake Inari in Finnish Lapland. While the Northern Lights dance above your head they can also be reflected in the calm waters of Finland’s third largest lake, it's simply breathtaking. To witness these wonderful reflections you must head to Lapland before winter sets in and the lake freezes.
There are also wondrous things happening during the hours of daylight at this time of year. In Finnish Lapland it is said that autumn begins at 9 o’clock on the 9th September and as the leaves fade to burnished shades of yellow, brown and red, you might be mistaken for thinking this is New England in the ... Read more >
Take five days to discover the natural beauty of Finland on a leisurely small group tour that gives you an essential example of a Northern Lights holiday.
The pristine Arctic environment is the perfect place to make the most of the frozen wilderness and catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights; Finland tours also offer an excellent opportunity to keep active with snowmobile tours and dog sledding just a couple of activities to enjoy in between watching the skies.
Luosto accommodation options:
This Northern Lights Finland holiday includes hotel accommodation in the small ski resort and village of Luosto with superior guest rooms, spa and swimming facilities, adding to the laid back, and ... Read more >
Iceland is known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ for good reason. Volcanoes, glaciers, geysers and hot springs practically litter the south of the island and make it one of the most spectacular places in the world to witness the wonders of Mother Nature.
Iceland also boasts an enviable location within The Aurora Zone and with a dedicated super jeep tour and two nights at the famed Northern Lights hotspot, Hotel Ranga, your chances of seeing the Northern Lights are very high.
Your base for the first two nights is the boutique Hotel Óðinsvé which is situated in the heart of Reykjavik. This is the ideal place from which to explore the vibrant city with galleries, cafés and shops on your ... Read more >
The island of Gozo is a little-known Mediterranean wonder that is home to one of our most popular family adventures. Just half an hour from Malta by ferry, it showcases an extraordinary natural environment ideal for an activity-filled week away. We have made the most of our local connections and expertise to find the very best locations and activities in and around the island. With group sizes of no more than 24, you will enjoy a highly personalised experience.
All activities are included in the holiday price. You’ll have a guided boat trip around the picturesque coast, with the chance to go snorkelling and Mini B diving at some of the top scuba sites in Europe. The Gozitan cliffs offer ... Read more >
High altitude activities and water-sports come together with Incan heritage and native culture on this eight-night family holiday. Active, artistic, historical, modern – you and the children will experience Peru from a range of perspectives.
In terms of activities, you will get to mountain bike from the gigantic Incan farming pits of Moray to the 3,000 salt wells of Maras. You will zip-wire a 2,000-metre course through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking in thrilling views. What’s more, there will be rafting down the Chuquicahuana River and kayaking on Titicaca – second largest of the South American lakes.
Along the way, you will get to explore some of the finest Incan sites – ... Read more >
The Aurora hunting season starts at the end of August and, as the nights grow longer into September some spectacular Northern Lights displays can be seen.
The beauty of this time of year is that it offers guests so many unique experiences which are only possible during the autumn. These include the chance to see the Aurora reflected in the, as yet, unfrozen lakes or witnessing the abundance of wildlife preparing for the long winter. You never quite know what these months will bring as the winter snow can arrive unexpectedly, but without a doubt, they bring some exceptional Aurora opportunities.
During the day, you will have ample opportunity to explore the stunning region which is bathed ... Read more >
Basing yourself in the characterful market town of Keswick for your Lake District adventure holiday is a great idea as it's jam-packed with north-west English charm and an eclectic range of locally-owned independent stores and traditional cafés and pubs, just right for walkers.
As the accommodation for this particular type of Lake District activity holiday is located right next door to the local spa you can rest assured that all your aches and pains will be alleviated in no time at all with tennis courts and a kids' playground adding to the attraction for families still raring to go.
Fitz Park is one of Keswick's best loved green spaces and also offers some great views over the mountains ... Read more >
There are so many good things about this area of Italy that we simply can’t choose our favourite aspect of this holiday: the completely unique accommodation, your professional and incredibly friendly host Simone, the delicious Tuscan cuisine served in the local restaurants in Vinci, the exciting range and beautiful settings of the activities, the close vicinity to Lucca, Florence and Pisa for visits during your free day and finally the outdoor swimming pool with the best view in the world... just to name a few.
We take full advantage of the Tuscan landscape here with your activities including rock climbing, orienteering, canyoning, an introduction to caving and cycling through the ... Read more >
This four-night self-drive holiday takes you to some of the best spots in Northern Norway, which is a wonderful autumn destination. You will go from one of the liveliest cities in this part of the world to quieter island communities, all offering a warm welcome. Given the time of year and the fact that the places you will visit are well-located for watching the Northern Lights, we have included Aurora hunts to improve your chances of seeing a display.
Your first stop will be the city of Tromsø, widely referred to as the ‘Capital of the Arctic’. It is an excellent place to get a dose of culture, with impressive 19th-century architecture and a fine selection of museums. From here, you will ... Read more >
Kas is a great base for families who want an energetic way to enjoy sun, sea, and sand. A flexible activity arrangement offers you a fun-filled spread of entertainment, with the opportunity to do as much or as little as you like. There is something for all the family: mountain biking, hiking, our famous lazy boat day, sea kayaking, and tubing. There is also time to relax, enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine, and take in the vibrant local culture with its excellent food.
The old town of Kas is an ideal destination for an activity holiday with its impressive coastline complemented by a wonderful warm climate, cosmopolitan culture, and friendly locals. During the activity schedule, we ... Read more >
Transport the family to the Amazonian environments and Incan heartlands of Peru. This nine-night family holiday lets you get active while seeing wonderful wildlife and experiencing the country’s history and culture first-hand.
You’ll begin by heading to the Refugio Amazonas Lodge in the middle of the rainforest. Three days here will have you searching for caimans at night, observing wild parrots and peccaries at clay licks, and looking for giant otters in an oxbow lake. You will also learn how people farm crops, grow medicinal plants and harvest Brazil nuts in this spectacular area.
You will then travel into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you can mountain bike from the ... Read more >
Treat the family to a range of fabulous Finnish activities and experiences on this fun-filled, seven night holiday to Jeris. You’ll get to try out a host of classic activities on the snow, stay in a wonderful winter cottage, and explore a true winter wonderland.
As a family, you will journey through this landscape in a range of ways. Huskies are some of the most enthusiastic creatures you will ever meet and you'll enjoy their company on a 17-kilometre husky ride and, during a 30-kilometre snowmobile safari, you’ll see some superb scenery and witness the scale of the wilderness.
Get ready to learn how to ski cross-country just like the locals do, as well as enjoying a snowshoe hike in the ... Read more >
The Galápagos Islands are quite simply one of the most unique places on Earth, full to the brim with spectacular scenery, incredible wildlife, and adventures waiting to be had.
Their rich history is one of pirates, explorers, travellers, and of course Charles Darwin, who formulated his ground-breaking theory of evolution here, making these islands instrumental in shaping world history.
For families, there is so much waiting to be seen and done! We have developed this itinerary as an exciting and active way to discover the Galápagos, with all activities included in the price. Your adventure will take you to three extraordinary islands – San Cristóbal, Isabela, and Santa Cruz. In each ... Read more >