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Northern Lights, Tromso

Winter holidays

The world's best cold-weather adventures

Introduction

For many, a winter holiday is about adventure and excitement, with more and more people taking advantage of the thrilling seasonal activities on offer throughout Scandinavia and the Nordics to enjoy a truly memorable, and snow-bound adventure. After all, where else can you stay at a hotel built anew every year from blocks of freshly cut ice, soak in a hot tub beneath the Aurora Borealis or access the Arctic wilderness?

All winter destinations above the Arctic Circle offer a great chance of viewing the Northern Lights, an experience which can be combined with a whole range of ‘winter safaris’ by snowmobile, husky or reindeer sled. Depending on where you’re travelling, you can also enjoy king crab fishing, ice fishing, snowshoeing and much more besides.

If you’ve got school-age kids, why not make their dreams come true with a trip to meet Santa in in his Lapland home. Or, if they’ve flown the nest, where better to celebrate New Year’s Eve than the elegant architecture, great nightlife and wintry surrounds of Reykjavik, Copenhagen or Helsinki. Further afield, the wintry snowscapes of Canada and Russia are just as adventurous and guaranteed to provide opportunities for exploration and discovery.

 

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Our top itineraries for Winter holidays

Northern Lights, Luleå

Northern Lights City Break in Luleå

4-day tailor-made break from £805 pp incl. flights

This is the perfect itinerary for those who want to experience the best of both worlds, combining the Lappish wilderness with a stylish city break in charming Luleå.

Arctic Bath Harads

Icons of Swedish Design: ICEHOTEL, Treehotel & Arctic Bath

5-day tailor-made holiday from £1,890 pp incl. flights

Explore three of Sweden's most iconic hotels, from the frozen beauty of the ICEHOTEL to the stunningly modern Arctic Bath.

Wilderness Hotel Inari, Finnish Lapland

Winter adventure at Wilderness Hotel Inari

4-day tailor-made break from £1,660 pp incl. flights

Travel deep in the frozen wilds of Finnish Lapland for included winter adventures, Northern Lights viewing and the best in traditional Lappish dining at Wilderness Hotel Inari.

The polar Northern lights in Norway Svalbard in the mountains

Svalbard Polar Night Adventure

4-day tailor-made break from £935 pp incl. flights

Travel to the ultimate Arctic destination, Svalbard, on this action-packed winter holiday. A Northern Lights snowcat tour and a thrilling evening at Camp Barentz are included in the price.

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Top offers for Winter holidays

Lofoten Islands, Hurtigruten Cruise

Hurtigruten – classic round-trip voyage

12-day fly-cruise from £1,649 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Classic Round Voyage - save up to £483 per person
Book by: 31 January 2021

This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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