Activities Abroad & The Aurora Zone

Activities Abroad & The Aurora Zone holidays.

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Finland Northern Lights holiday, Wilderness Auroras

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 >
From £1,395 including UK flights

Alentejo Coast family activity holiday, Portugal

This Alentejo Coast family activity holiday in Portugal takes place in a region that is very much off the tourist circuit, although it is a favourite with Portuguese families. Consequently it has a real life feel about it, but with the added joys of seaside fun staying in the traditional resort town of Vila Nova De Milfontes. Unlike the Algarve, this is actually one of the country’s most unpopulated regions, with the added bonus of having Alentejo Natural Park on the doorstep. Not surprisingly, many of our family activities are water based with the Atlantic waves, magnificent beaches and dramatic cliffs all waiting to be enjoyed. Although this is a small group tour, you can choose as many ... Read more >
From £840 including UK flights

Northern lights short break, Finland

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 >
From £1,320 including UK flights

Greenland northern lights adventure holiday

With its dark skies, close proximity to the Arctic Circle and tiny population, Greenland is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon that tops many bucket lists. Greenland is a wild, beautiful country that invites adventure and exploration, and on this small group tour you’ll have plenty of both. The trip gets underway in the remote community of Ilulissat, which is home to a UNESCO-rated icefjord that runs west from the Greenland ice sheet. An astonishing 20 billion tons of iceberg calve off the icesheet every year and float away down the fjord – it’s a truly incredible experience to see, and hear the ice creaking and cracking all around ... Read more >
From £4,115 including domestic flights only

Norway Northern Lights holiday, Senja Island

If you want to see the magnificent Northern Lights while in Norway, there can be few better locations to base yourself than on the beautiful island of Senja. You’ll spend three nights in a charming hotel set just back from the harbour of a picturesque bay, where the Aurora Borealis can frequently be clearly seen. There is raised ground directly above the hotel, with superb views over the fjords and Arctic sky, a ‘lighthouse’ that offers you the perfect chance to appreciate this spectacular natural phenomenon. You’ll also have plenty of opportunity to get out and about in the island’s immaculate scenery. Accompanied by an expert local guide, you’ll drive along one of Norway’s few ‘National ... Read more >
From £1,525 excluding flights

Finnish Lapland Autumn Northern Lights holiday

This Northern Lights holiday in Finnish Lapland takes you into the winter wilderness, based in Luosto and staying at the perfectly named Hotel Aurora. We run this trip during October and November for the best chances to see the Northern Lights, but also enjoy other activities to make the most of your time up in traditional and tranquil Finnish Lapland. As well as being near the Sodankyla Geophysical Observatory, a great point of interest for our Northern Lights fans because it provides an Aurora alert system for our guests, we take you on a visit to Luosto’s fascinating amethyst mine, on a hike with huskies and to visit a reindeer farm. During the evenings, we offer information evenings ... Read more >
From £1,355 including UK flights

Autumn Northern Lights holiday in Norway, self drive

This four-night self-drive holiday offers a flexible way to enjoy some of the northern Norway's best spots at a wonderful and often overlooked time – autumn. Contrast the distinctive city buzz of Tromso – dubbed 'Capital of the Arctic' - with rural Nordic charms in the picturesque fishing village of Sommarøy and the stunning island of Senja. Though many aurora trips take place in the biting cold of winter, autumn is a chance to see the Northern Lights with less chill factor! Tromsø provides plenty to warm the spirit too, mixing impressive 19th-century architecture with sights like the Polaria sealife museum and magnificent Arctic Cathedral. This trip includes a guided Northern Lights ... Read more >
From £1,090 excluding flights

Your own group winter activity holiday

With an itinerary carefully crafted to maximise your stay in Finnish Lapland, this exciting trip is ideal for those with not much time but ambitious plans. You’ll be based in a small community of cottages, nestled into woodland on the shore of picturesque Lake Jerisjärvi. As for your activities, they range from adrenaline packed excursions such as snowmobiling over an unspoilt wintery landscape, and mushing a team of huskies on an unforgettable safari, to cultural encounters with the indigenous Lapp people. You will visit a reindeer farm to meet the animals and their herders, learning of the significance of reindeer in this part of the world, and receive a traditional blessing from a Lapp ... Read more >
From £1,200 including UK flights

Northern Lights family holiday in Finland

This Northern Lights family holiday is a small group tour, based in the small town of Menesjärvi where you will stay in a family friendly hotel, experiencing all sorts of snowy adventures while also ringing in the New Year. With the Northern Lights, hopefully, as the firework show! Based in a traditional Sami community, you will also have a chance to learn all about reindeer farming and other traditions in this remote, northern beauty spot. Outdoor activities on this family holiday include snowmobiling, kick sledding, dog sledding and cross country skiing. You are staying in the heart of the Aurora Zone in Finnish Lapland and so your adventures are not only by day but also by night. The ... Read more >
From £1,995 including UK flights

Lapland Autumn Northern Lights holiday

This Lapland Northern Lights holiday takes place in Finnish Lapland during the autumn months, which are not as well known as potential Aurora hunting time, but a stunning time of year to visit these wilderness regions. This small group holiday is based in a waterfront hotel on Lake Inari, where you will get a chance to, hopefully, see the Northern Lights reflected off the lake but also take in the seasonal leaf changes in the forests all around. Located north of the Arctic Circle, you get to experience this wild and wonderful landscape before it freezes over. The autumnal season is known as ‘Ruska’ locally, with everything changing colour by the day, and some flurries of snow thrown into ... Read more >
From £1,395 including UK flights

Costa Rica family activity holiday

This Costa Rica family activity holiday allows you to explore some of this exquisite country’s natural beauty, which not only boasts over 1200km of coastline but also rainforest, cloud forest and volcanic terrain. With world-renowned national parks such as Tortuguero and Arenal Volcano and a superb array of wildlife, there is no shortage of adventures to be had in Costa Rica. It is one big natural playground, and a happy one too, the New Economics Foundation recently declaring Costa Rica the happiest country in the world, following research that they had carried out. Our carefully crafted itinerary will certainly bring many a smile to your faces, with a wonderful mix of canyoning, zip ... Read more >
From £2,935 excluding flights

Croatia family holiday, for younger families

This family activity holiday provides a chance to explore some of the most stunning spots in Croatia, from the jewel-like Elaphiti islands to the atmospheric historic coastal city of Dubrovnik. A mix of island hopping, delightful locations, wonderful activities plus Croatian history and culture makes it an ideal break for adults and children alike. Your introduction to the wonders of Croatia's islands begins straight from the airport, with a short transfer to catch a boat to a picturesque fishing village on the island of Šipan – a perfect base to explore on sea and land. Go sea kayaking amid island neighbours offering hidden coves and secret beaches framed by palm and pine trees, with a ... Read more >
From £875 including UK flights

Montenegro family activity holiday

An unforgettable family activity holiday in Montenegro begins in Kotor, with its picturesque old town and beaches ideal for a little R&R with the kids before the adventures get underway. On day three you’ll head to Lovcen National Park, widely considered to be the most beautiful part of Montenegro, where after a delicious BBQ lunch you’ll get into the swing of things, literally, with an exciting high ropes adventure. Next up, the Tara Canyon, located in Durmitor National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of wildlife. Here you’ll strap on lifevests and helmets for a fun whitewater rafting expedition through Europe’s deepest river canyon. The following day you can unleash ... Read more >
From £1,395 including UK flights

Madeira family holiday

Madeira, the Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic just off the coast of Africa, is your destination for a memorable family holiday packed with exciting activities. You’ll be based in a hotel in Funchal, within easy walking distance of the capital’s restaurants, shops and attractions, but the real fun starts once you head off the beaten track and into the surrounding scenery. Let’s start with a day that kids will remember for years to come – a sea kayaking trip around the island’s picturesque coves and bays. After a few hours of paddling, you’ll board a RIB boat for a bouncy ride through the Atlantic waves in search of whales, guided by a marine biologist – these waters are rich in ... Read more >
From £1,315 including UK flights

Gozo family activity holiday in Malta

A Gozo family activity holiday that offers a wonderful opportunity to explore this Maltese island in the middle of the Mediterranean. Gozo is a much underrated destination when it comes to family fun, the adventures here beginning the minute you take the ferry from Malta and start take in the island’s stunning seascapes. This is a small group tour, with no more than 24 people so that children have a chance to enjoy the company of other young people during their week of adventures. On this holiday all the activities are included in the price and every day is different. From snorkelling or Mini B diving (May to September only), to rock climbing on the magnificent Gozitan cliffs, you will ... Read more >
From £1,425 including UK flights

Northern Lights Autumn holiday in Finland

This Northern Lights holiday in Finland takes place in the wonderful autumn environs of Pallas Ylläs National Park, with over 1000 square kms of boreal forest, high fells, walking and cycling trails. There are stunning lakes including Torasjarvi Lake on which your hotel is located and these lakes offer mesmerising effects if the Northern Lights appear and are reflected on the water below. The Aurora hunting season begins as early as the end of August, giving travellers an opportunity to experience this forest filled wilderness in autumn, gaining glimpses of wildlife before the winter hibernation and enjoying the change of leaf colour everywhere. As well as milder temperatures. In this ... Read more >
From £965 including UK flights

Family activity holiday to Sicily, Etna to Isola Bella

This family activity holiday in Sicily covers a wide gamut of adventures, your base being at a locally owned coastal hotel at Cape Schisò. This is a fully guided, small group holiday where you will be enjoying the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea one day, snorkelling or sea kayaking, and exploring the likes of Alcantara River and Gorge the next, trekking or body rafting. We have a choice of hotels for this trip, depending on group numbers and availability, but they are all family friendly, traditional in style and in and around Naxos Bay, the nearest town being Giardini Naxos. You are never far from the sea on this holiday, however, and one of our most memorable days is taking a boat ... Read more >
From £910 including UK flights

Family winter adventure in Finland

The run-up to Christmas is the perfect time to visit Lapland. You can head north and enjoy some unforgettable family experiences before heading back in plenty of time for Christmas at home. This three-night break is packed full of amazing activities for families to enjoy. Based in cosy winter cottages at Jeris, one of our favourite destinations, your family can really make the most of their time in Lapland with this fun-filled itinerary. You’ll meet with furry reindeer at a nearby farm and will have the chance to enjoy a sleigh ride in the snowy forest. Weather permitting; lunch will then be served in the ice restaurant. You’ll then have the chance to try dog sledding over a 6km route in ... Read more >
From £1,295 including UK flights

Family winter activity holiday in Finland

This family winter activity holiday in Finland is based in Jeris, in the far north of Finnish Lapland. Here you will get a chance to try out lots of traditional and exciting activities such as husky sledding, snowshoeing in the snow blanketed forests and cross country skiing through winter wilderness. The husky sledding takes you on a wilderness journey over 17km, but you also get a chance to do a 30km snowmobile safari, on vehicles that are suitable for children. All around your accommodation, where you will be staying in cosy winter cabins, it will of course be frozen and white. So, donning your winter clothing, which we provide for the duration of the trip, you can also toboggan, go ... Read more >
From £1,940 including UK flights

Boxing day holiday in Finnish Lapland

This Boxing Day winter holiday in Finnish Lapland is a five day, small group holiday that is perfect for those who don’t want the fun of Christmas to be over just because the calendar has a big gap all the way through to New Year’s Eve. No sluggish, sofa slouching here, as the invigorating, idyllic landscapes of Finnish Lapland cast their magic spell on ‘Betwixmas’ in this white wilderness of Torassieppi, on the outskirts of Pallas Ylläs National Park. This carefully crafted itinerary is for people who want to get out into the winter wilderness, starting with a very cool opener, spending the first night of your holiday in a snow hotel. This is rebuilt with the season using snow and ice, ... Read more >
From £1,810 including UK flights
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