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26 holidays found

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 how ... Read more >
From £1,865 including UK flights

Finnish Lapland activity holiday

Try out a complete collection of classic Finnish activities during our Taster Week in Luosto in Lapland. We waste no time in getting you immediately acquainted with Nordic favourites and local highlights. You will snowmobile through the snowy wilderness surrounding Luosto to its famous Lampivaara Amethyst Mine. Travelling all the way to this part of the world and not visiting this location would not be right. A fascinating presentation about the gems is followed by a visit to the surface mine. You will even be given the chance to dig for your very own piece of amethyst to take home with you – if it is small enough to enclose with your fingers! You will also enjoy the delights of ... Read more >
From £1,495 including UK flights

Lapland husky safari and activity holiday, Finland

Saija is a vision of just how you imagine the Finnish wilderness to be. In this beautiful location on the shores of Jokijärvi, this trip combines the excitement of quintessential husky sledding with pure relaxation in unmatched surroundings. Staying in pretty log cabins at the all-wooden Lodge, your own private sauna helps you unwind and feel even more refreshed. The cosy restaurant is a short walk away for traditional Finnish home-cooked specialties. Enjoy time to chat with like-minded guests about the adventures ahead. When it comes to the husky sledding, you will take charge of your own team of four to six dogs. You will never forget the thrill of driving these eager, dedicated ... Read more >
From £1,895 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 £1,625 including UK flights

Greek Island tour, cruise on the Aegean Sea

This trip offers only the most sophisticated and elegant experience, including indulgent accommodation and culturally rich escapades. This nine-night cruise will have you sailing across the Aegean Sea on a lavish, 46 passenger ship on an unforgettable journey. All of the islands in Greece’s archipelago are rich in culture, history, ancient mythology and geographical diversity, not to mention mind-blowing beauty. Beginning and ending in Athens, and visiting eight islands in total, you will sail full-circle and experience the myriad of attributes that burst from these mystical isles. Voyaging to islands such as serene Kea, glamorous, bustling Mykonos, spectacular Santorini, romantic, ... Read more >
From £2,295 excluding flights

Sweden holiday, Lulea Archipelago in Autumn

Part of spectacular Swedish Lapland, the Luleå Archipelago brims with golden colours during the autumn. Its 1,300 islands offer many splendid beaches and lakes, as well as forests rich with local specialities like cloudberries and mushrooms, all ready for picking. At night, open and wild spaces provide a range of locations from which to view the Northern Lights. Having made yourself at home in one of the winter cottages at the recently refurbished Brändön Lodge, facing the Bay of Bothnia, you will have multiple opportunities to plunge into the region’s history and culture. Hear the stories behind the crafts of the reindeer-herding Sámi people and wander through fields of stone once ... Read more >
From £2,170 including UK flights

Alaska tailor made holiday

DEPARTURE DATES BETWEEN MAY AND AUGUST Starting in Anchorage, you will have some time to unwind and relax; experiencing all that this city has to offer and learning about Alaskan culture and heritage. Journeying south via the famous Alaska Railroad, you will wind along the striking coastline of Turnagain Arm, through the hills and mountains of the majestic Kenai Fjords National Park, arriving at the charming seaport of Seward. Here you will spend 2 nights exploring this fantastic location, with various excursions available, such as wildlife cruises and dog sledding atop a glacier, all in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Surrounded by imposing mountains, gigantic glaciers and ... Read more >
From £2,965 excluding flights

Winter adventure in Finland

Always one of our most popular holidays, the Winter Adventure is full of authentic Finnish activities and offers the chance to experience life in the wilderness. This is an ideal holiday for anyone looking to tick off the main Arctic activities whilst also enjoying a true adventure as part of their holiday. The snowmobiling and reindeer encounter we include highlight the region’s culture and landscape wonderfully but the true highlight of the holiday is sure to be the overnight husky safari. The experience of driving your own team of dogs across the Arctic is unforgettable but to lead them to a wilderness cabin for a night of true escapism is unforgettable. This is a hands-on adventure ... Read more >
From £1,795 including UK flights

Winter holiday in Finnish Lapland, tailor made

OVERVIEW This holiday allows you to experience Lapland your way, you can choose the duration of your holiday, the activities you would like to include and the experiences you would like to have. In terms of accommodation, you may also choose between a welcoming hotel and a selection of cosy winter cottage options. There are also extremely innovative places in which you can spend the night, including the Aurora Domes and the nearby Torassieppi Winter Village. Jeris has an idyllic setting on the banks of a frozen lake and the accommodation is surrounded by pine forests. The hotel forms the focal point for guests with the winter cottages dotted between five and ten minutes from the building, ... Read more >
From £915 including UK flights

Arctic cruise to Greenland and Iceland

During this unforgettable eleven night voyage, you will enjoy the lengthy days of the Arctic summer whilst also making the most of the captivating and wild beauty of Greenland and the magnificent natural wonders of Iceland. Boarding the boat in Greenland, you will explore the rugged and remote west coast, a region that reflects and promotes the traditional way of life which is widely embraced on the island. The landscape throughout is dominated by steep fjords, floating icebergs and immense glaciers and there is some staggering scenery to enjoy. In Iceland, you will visit the Westman Islands and witness the power of the natural world as you see the destruction and beauty which has been ... Read more >
From £3,195 excluding flights

Azores small group tour, volcanic wonderland

Ocean wildlife, volcanic culture, and outdoor activities: this seven-night Azores holiday to the island of São Miguel puts an exotic twist on your typical European getaway. Marine animals inspire awe in just about everyone, and seeing them in their natural habitat is one experience that is sure to feature on your bucket list. Our itinerary allows you to tick it off three times – you will watch for whales from a tour boat, be taken to swim with dolphins in the Atlantic, and snorkel close to a colourful variety of fish and other underwater fauna when snorkelling at the islet of Vila Franca. The rich volcanic heritage of the Azores is something you will be able to enjoy first-hand. Bathe in ... Read more >
From £1,635 including UK flights

Alaska self drive holiday, America

DEPARTURES BETWEEN MAY AND SEPTEMBER With the freedom of self-drive, you can take your time journeying from place to place. Driving in Alaska is a real joy and it will provide you with some of the most incredible views and scenery that you have ever experienced. Journeying through mountain passes and along coastal inlets, spotting bald eagles, whales, moose and bear along the way are just some of the delights that can await you on this Alaskan adventure. Starting in Anchorage, you will have some time to explore on foot and learn about this great city. Visit a museum to understand some more about the heritage of Alaska and what you can expect to see on your travels. Drive south to the ... Read more >
From £2,545 excluding flights

Yukon winter activity and northern lights holiday

Available departure dates between 01 Dec 2017 and 04 Apr 2018. The Yukon is famed for incredible Northern Lights displays, dramatic unending wilderness and a wealth of exhilarating winter activities, making it one of the most appealing winter destinations around. This combination tour starts with an overnight stay in the small town of Whitehorse where you will have the chance to acclimatise to your surroundings and explore this fascinating part of the world. After Whitehorse, you will then stay in one of the most beautiful lodges in the Yukon, the Northern Lights Resort and Spa. With stunning views of the surrounding mountains and snow-covered forests, it is the perfect place to stay to ... Read more >
From £1,075 excluding flights

Alaska railway holiday, Kenai Fjords and Denali

DEPARTURES DATES: between May and September Journey across Alaska along the famous Alaska Railroad: a gentle, meandering journey through some of the World's most stunning landscapes during this unforgettable holiday. Prior to your journey of exploration, spend some time relaxing in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. On the railroad your journey will first take you south, to the stunning Kenai Fjords National Park: a place characterised by mountain peaks and glaciers; where ancient flows of ice meet the destructive power of the ocean. There is also an abundance of marine life to encounter in the fjords. You will then head north, back through Anchorage and on to Talkeetna, the gateway for ... Read more >
From £2,595 excluding flights

Swedish Lapland summer holiday

This eight day Swedish Lapland summer holiday is a small group tour of guided, wilderness adventures in the land of the midnight sun. So there is plenty of time to enjoy this remote region, just north of the village of Kangos high above the Arctic Circle. Staying in the beautiful, remote Pinetree Lodge on a lake waterfront, surrounded by forest, so you don’t have far to travel to enjoy these unique landscapes in the heart of Swedish Lapland. Activities on this holiday are ones that tie in with Lappish traditions, such as walking with huskies through the forest, an all important work out for them as they prepare for the long winter ahead. However, as you will see, these friendly animals ... Read more >
From £795 excluding flights

Alaska luxury lodge holiday, wild Alaska

DEPARTURE DATES: between May and August This holiday allows you to experience two of Alaska's most stunning wilderness areas, as well as offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of the state's largest city. Upon arrival in Anchorage, you are free to spend time relaxing and exploring. Filled with great restaurants, cafes, shops and a museum, there is certainly a lot to see and do in the city. You can choose from numerous customisable options such as a flight-seeing tour through the Chugach Mountains and into Prince William Sound: an experience like no other. Following this, you will take the scenic train to the lovely coastal town of Seward which is ... Read more >
From £5,265 excluding flights

Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities

Departures between 29 November 2017 and 07 April 2018 Luosto is a well-kept secret that exceeds everyone's expectations of Lapland. This small ski resort brings together everything you want to experience in this part of the world and more. From a minimum of three nights with the option to add additional days, you can design your own holiday filled with your choice of activities from an impressive list. In addition to snowmobiling and husky sledding, more traditional pastimes like cross-country skiing and ice fishing can be experienced. Whether it be meeting the reindeer, venturing out on snowshoes or spending a day on the slopes, the choice is yours. When you want to relax you can head to ... Read more >
From £995 including UK flights

Winter cottage short break in Finland

Christmas holidays and New Year breaks make up much of our Artisan Travel product. However, we have come to the realisation that few of our trips offer to fill that gap between Christmas and New Year, or, as we have coined it here in the office, “Betwixmas”. What can often be a dull week, waiting for your bloated stomach to settle and for New Year’s Eve to come around, is actually the perfect time to travel. Airports are quieter after the Christmas rush, families with young children have returned from their trips to meet Santa Claus, and there generally isn’t much to do other than hang around in a post-Christmas lull. For this reason, we feel that it is our duty to offer something slightly ... Read more >
From £1,615 including UK flights

Lapland husky safari short break, Finland

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 £2,045 including UK flights

Finnish Lapland holiday, Luosto activity week

OVERVIEW Our Taster Week in Luosto takes you right into the heart of a beautiful landscape, giving you the chance to take part in a full range of Nordic activities, all while finding out more about the local culture. Get familiar with the winter wonderland around Luosto on snowmobiles - easily one of the most popular ways to get about in Finland. You will drive them all the way to the famous Lampivaara Amethyst Mine, where you will be able to dig for your own amethysts. Leave pistes behind and connect with nature as you learn how to cross-country ski on delightful trails. As Luosto is right inside the Aurora Zone, a snowshoe hunt for the Northern Lights has been included in your ... Read more >
From £1,435 including UK flights
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