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 £1,415 including UK flights

Alentejo Coast family activity holiday, Portugal

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 >
From £845 including UK flights

Croatia family holiday, for younger families

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 >
From £1,005 including UK flights

Norway Northern Lights holiday, Senja Island

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 >
From £1,295 excluding flights

Your own group winter activity holiday

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 >
From £1,200 including UK flights

Finnish Lapland Northern Lights holiday

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 >
From £1,305 including UK flights

Lapland Northern Lights holiday

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 >
From £1,410 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 £1,265 including UK flights

Northern Lights family holiday in Finland

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 >
From £1,775 including UK flights

Gozo family activity holiday in Malta

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 >
From £1,455 including UK flights

Iceland Northern Lights holiday

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 >
From £1,950 excluding flights

Finnish Lapland Christmas holiday

So many of us wonder how to fill the tiresome gap between Christmas and New Year. The excitement of Christmas has come to an end, the sluggish, post-Christmas dinner feeling has kicked in and there is little to do other than wait for New Year’s Eve. There is, however, an alluring alternative to how you spend your ‘betwixmas’ (as we here at The Aurora Zone like to call it) - fly to Kittilä and spend four nights in the festive winter wonderland that is Torassieppi. Working hard with our partners in Northern Finland, we have created a trip that is the perfect post-Christmas treat. Every one of our most popular winter activities is included, as well as a rare opportunity to stay overnight in ... Read more >
From £1,755 including UK flights

Lake District family activity holiday

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 >
From £540 excluding flights

Northern Lights holiday in Finland

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 >
From £975 including UK flights

Tuscany family activity holiday

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 >
From £590 excluding flights

Family winter activity holiday in Finland

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 >
From £1,585 including UK flights

Family activity holidays in Turkey

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 also ... Read more >
From £840 including UK flights

Family holiday to Peru, wildlife & Incan culture

OVERVIEW As a country with bountiful natural wonders and one of the richest historical heritages in the world, Peru is a fascinating country for families and never fails to delight and inspire our guests who travel here. This active holiday itinerary has been crafted to offer families the opportunity to discover more of this remarkable country, taking in not only its most famed highlights but also to dig a little deeper and see more of its people, culture and scenery. You will travel from the Madre de Dios region of the Amazonian rainforest to the world-famous Inca site of Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In the rainforest you will sleep amongst the sounds of ... Read more >
From £3,520 excluding flights

Northern Lights holiday in Norway, self drive

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 >
From £995 excluding flights

Northern Lights holiday in Finnish Lapland, Harriniva

This trip offers the ultimate Northern Lights experience. Set in Harriniva, amongst the beautiful fells of Western Lapland and surrounded by the wild, rugged landscape, this is an ideal location for a week of winter activities and Northern Lights hunting. Every night of this trip is dedicated to optimising your chances of seeing the Lights, and each activity that is included takes place in the evening, to ensure that you can combine some spectacular experiences with the magic of escaping the light pollution and chasing the Aurora into the night. You will speed over the fells on a snowmobile, reindeer sleigh ride through the forests and husky sled into the night, all in search of the ... Read more >
From £1,715 including UK flights
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