Activities Abroad & The Aurora Zone

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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 £1,475 including UK flights

Lapland husky safari short break, Norway

Authenticity explains the popularity of the Karasjok husky safari, which was created by Sven Engholm, (Scandinavia's 11 times winner of the Finnmarkslopet longest dog sled race in Europe and also a top ten finisher in the Iditarod 1800km North American mushing race). The passion for mushing and the excitement of the trail is simply contagious in his company. Your wilderness adventure lasts three days and two nights, covering up to 25km to 50km a day. With breathtaking winter scenery as your backdrop, look out for local wildlife such as reindeer and moose in their natural habitats. Accommodation Your accommodation is a mix of log cabins at Engholm Husky Farm (6km from Karasjok). A launch ...Read more >
From £2,375 including UK flights

Winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland

Escape from everyday life on this winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland. This seven-night escape captures the essence of Lapland and experienced guides ensure you enjoy the best and most unique experiences the area has to offer. Enjoy an exciting mix of unforgettable activities and rare encounters which will leave you feeling refreshed and exhilarated. One of the highlights of the trip is the chance to meet local reindeer herders and find out about their way of life and the importance of their animals. Then take a three-kilometre long sleigh for a ride through the forests with the reindeer pulling you along. You’ll also enjoy an unforgettable husky safari, which really provides a ...Read more >
From £1,895 including UK flights

Madeira small group holiday, wildlife & nature

Departures between March and October 2020 The landscape of Madeira is simply stunning and for such a small island, it has a huge variety of scenery. Towering mountain peaks covered in thick, green forests are home to a wealth of flora and fauna and the terraced hillsides are packed with colourful flowers and blooming fruit trees. The Atlantic Ocean wraps around the Madeiran archipelago and the Gulf Stream makes the sea warm and pleasant and also a perfect year-round home for all sorts of marine life. Bottlenose and Atlantic-spotted dolphins, as well as humpback and short-finned pilot whales, are often found here in abundance, making it a wildlife lover’s paradise. This itinerary has been ...Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Finnish Lapland activity holiday with log cabin

This eight-day activity holiday is an excellent introduction to the picture-perfect wonderland that is Lapland in winter. During this week in Luosto, Finland, you’ll the chance to try out a range of Nordic activities as you enjoy a real snow-filled adventure. You’ll travel by snowmobile to the Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, enjoy a cross-country ski lesson before taking to the plethora of trails that criss-cross Luosto and visit a reindeer park for a magical reindeer-sleigh ride through the forest. A real highlight of this holiday is a husky safari, where you’ll experience the exhilaration of travelling at speed through breathtaking snow-covered forests and across frozen lakes. The ...Read more >
From £1,675 including UK flights

Husky safari in Finland

The Finnish wilderness is an incredible place to escape civilisation and truly get away from it all. On this Husky safari in Finland holiday, you will spend five magical days driving your team of dogs through the stunning scenery of Pallas-Ylläs National Park in northwestern Lapland, travelling from cabin to remote cabin, through Christmas-card scenes of snowy forests and frozen lakes, in an area renowned for having the cleanest air in Europe. Beginning at the Harriniva Wilderness Hotel, you’ll meet your team of four to six huskies – just some of the 400 that are cared for at the Arctic Sled Dog Centre. Here, experienced mushers will talk you through working with your dogs, as you learn ...Read more >
From £2,155 including UK flights

Madeira small group holiday, gardens & levadas

Although relatively small in size, Madeira is absolutely brimming with flora and fauna. Thanks to the sub-tropical climate, the island enjoys warm temperatures for most of the year. The tall mountains capture the water from the clouds and irrigate the lands below, creating landscapes full of colour and beauty. Flowers and fruit trees line the hills and terraces and every possible bit of space is utilised to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in the fertile volcanic soil. The island has several fantastic landscaped gardens, as well as many beautiful household plots. This trip includes a visit to one of the smaller, yet more interesting private gardens of Palheiro, as well as stops at ...Read more >
From £845 excluding 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 ...Read more >
From £950 excluding flights

Ecuador and Galapagos adventure holiday

Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America, but it has more than its fair share of the continent’s diverse wonders. From the dramatic Andes and the Amazon rainforest to the fascinating indigenous cultures and ancient Inca remains. Ecuador is a remarkable land of contrasts. We have included activities which fit perfectly into these natural surroundings including: mountain biking down volcanoes, zip lining through the lush cloud forest, horseback riding through the Cotopaxi National Park and white water rafting through the Amazon rainforest. The itinerary then moves onto the incomparable Galapagos Islands. The world famous wildlife and award winning national parks need little ...Read more >
From £4,795 including domestic flights only

Croatia cruise, Dalmatian islands and towns

Departures from 02 May to 29 August 2020. The Croatian islands that are dotted along the Adriatic Coast are home to beautiful beaches, secluded coves and charming towns and villages. You will sail from the ancient and beautiful town of Dubrovnik to a variety of islands and towns filled with history, culture and beauty. The pace of this Croatia cruise holiday is relaxed and you are free to sit back and unwind on the deck or head out to explore the sights that you will be visiting along the way. Sailing through the Adriatic and along the coast of middle Dalmatia, the vistas are simply stunning. With jagged mountains, rolling hills and pine-covered islands, this is an idyllic part of the ...Read more >
From £795 excluding flights

Autumn Northern Lights holiday in Finland

Departure dates available between 01 Sept and 18 Nov 2020. Wilderness Hotel Inari in Northern Finland enjoys a stunning location on the shores of Lake Inari. It is high above the Arctic Circle and has an exceptional Northern Lights record. Autumn is a particularly special time to visit as the lake is as yet unfrozen and therefore offers the potential for you to witness the lights reflecting on the water, providing two displays in one. With scientific suggestions that there is increased solar activity around the autumnal equinox, the Northern Lights displays at this time can be equally as spectacular as those of winter. During this 4-night autumn holiday, we include three dedicated ...Read more >
From £1,445 including UK flights

Azores small group tour, volcanic wonderland

Sitting in the vast Atlantic Ocean, the lush, volcanic island of São Miguel offers an adventure playground for activity and wildlife lovers alike. This seven-night small group tour will see you snorkelling with wild dolphins, kayaking on crater lakes and swimming in ocean hot springs. This trip is a real celebration of the Azores’ two big draws – the wild Atlantic Ocean and spectacular volcanic landscapes. Led by an expert guide, you and your small group of like-minded fellow travellers will be cycling through lush forests, kayaking on the crater lakes of the Sete Cidades lagoon and taking a leisurely walk through São Miguel’s largest lava tunnel. You’ll be swimming in the Atlantic ...Read more >
From £895 excluding flights

Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

Departures between 02 February 2020 and 29 March 2020. Please note, 2021 prices are provisional and subject to change. Create your own Arctic adventure on this tailor-made holiday to Finnish Lapland, choosing from a list of adventurous activity ingredients and combining them into your perfect winter wilderness trip of a lifetime. Your base is the Jeris Hotel, situated on the shores of Lake Jerisjärvi, where you will stay in one of the 27 hotel rooms or you may wish to upgrade to a cosy log cabin with a private sauna. Jeris provides its guests with an idyllic setting in the pine forests of North-West Finland, close to the edge of Lake Jerisjarvi. It’s ideally located for exploring the ...Read more >
From £1,250 including UK flights

Lapland husky safari holiday, Finland

This Lapland husky safari holiday in Finland really is the ultimate winter experience for anyone who loves the wilderness, and dogs, staying in a lakeside lodge in Saija where the frozen waters of Lake Jokijärvi are the icing on an already gorgeous cake. For dog lovers, this is also a dream come true as you train to manage your own team of huskies and then go on several safaris with them, one by night, through pristine Arctic forest, frozen wetland, more lakes and remote rivers. The contrast of everything being so still, and frozen, while you speed through it, well wrapped up and warm against the winter elements, is a feeling that will stay with you forever. Staying in traditional log ...Read more >
From £2,195 including UK 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 £1,450 including UK flights

Azores island hopping holiday

Departures from April to October (2020 dates and prices are provisional and subject to change). Situated in the centre of the Azores archipelago, the islands of Faial, São Jorge, and Pico make a triangle rich in natural beauty and local culture. This ten-night holiday gives you a full introduction to the region, with a few nights in each location and visits to the prime attractions. On a tour of Faial, you will see the mighty volcanic crater of Caldeira which rises above the island. There will be a trip to the sea-facing Capelinhos volcano and the iconic Ponta dos Capelinhos lighthouse which stands below. While exploring Sao Jorge, you can look forward to the greenery of Sete Fontes ...Read more >
From £995 excluding flights

Autumn Northern Lights holiday in Norway, self drive

Departures between 07 Sept - 28 Oct '19 and 05 Sep - 26 Oct '20 (2020 prices subject to change). This four-night self-drive holiday offers a flexible way to enjoy some of 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 ...Read more >
From £1,235 excluding flights

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 £1,435 excluding 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 £2,135 including UK flights

Winter adventure in Finland

This winter adventure holiday in Finland, far north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland is not only an exciting outdoor experience but also packed with typical Finnish things to do, wilderness being our middle name. Based in the charming, remote Harriniva Hotel, located by the Muonio River and on the outskirts of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The national park boasts over a thousand square kilometres of boreal forest, high fells and myriad snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails, and has a very untouched feel about it. It is, therefore, the perfect location for snowshoeing, cross country skiing, visiting a reindeer farm and, the highlight for many, going on a husky safari. No ...Read more >
From £2,225 including UK flights
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