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Winter holidays


A winter holiday doesn’t have to be about skiing; more and more people are taking advantage of the exciting winter activities on offer in destinations such as Iceland and Scandinavia to enjoy a snowy adventure; 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 within the Arctic Circle offer a great chance of viewing the Northern Lights, which can be combined with an exciting range of ‘winter safaris’ by snowmobile, husky or reindeer sled. Depending on where you’re travelling, you can also enjoy king crab fishing, ice rally driving, ice fishing and much more.

If you’ve got school-age kids, you can take them to meet Santa in Swedish or Finnish Lapland. 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.

Our top itineraries for Winter holidays

Germany's Christmas Markets by Car

7-day tailor-made Christmas holiday from £1,025 pp incl. flights

Combine Germany’s quintessential festivities with its wide-reaching heritage, visiting Berlin, Frankfurt, Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Dresden.

Bjorkliden Aurora Festival

5-day tailor-made festival celebration

Bjorkliden's Aurora Festival is the first Northern Lights festival, celebrating culture, myth and science, with a variety of optional winter excursions for you to enjoy.

Winter in the Rockies

7-day tailor-made journey from £1,855 pp incl. flights

This is a great combination of winter experiences in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The dog sledding is a particularly great way to explore the snowy, alpine terrain.

Volcanoes & Ice – Iceland & Greenland

7-day tailor-made tour from £2,640 pp

Combine the colourful city of Reykjavik with the Iceberg town of Ilulissat in Greenland. The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – in addition due to the town's location north of the Arctic Circle it’s a fantastic place to look for the Northern lights.

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Top offers for Winter holidays

Hurtigruten – Classic round-trip voyage

12-day cruise from £999 pp


Northern Lights Promise Winter 2016-17
Book by: 31 March 2017

Norway's lHurtigruten cruise ships sail along its western coastline, a region of fjords, mountains and, in the winter months, the Northern Lights. The ships stop at more than 30 ports between Bergen and Kirkenes, no other voyage offers such a close look at Norwegian coastal life.

Nuremberg's Christmas Markets

4-day itinerary from £625 pp incl. flights


Nuremberg's Chrismas Markets
Book by: 19 December 2016

Nuremberg's Christmas Market, or Christkindlesmarkt, on the picturesque Hauptmarkt Square in the city's beautiful old quarter, is one of Germany's largest, attracting almost two-million visitors each year and featuring around 200 stalls, selling an incredible array of festive ornaments, toys, arts,…

Alta: City of the Northern Lights

3-day tailor-made holiday from £400 pp incl. flights


Stay 3, Pay 2 on selected hotels 2016
Book by: 30 April 2017

Alta is the perfect destination to see the spectacular beauty of the Aurora Borealis, with the Lights visible on an average 200 nights each year from October to April. Many a myth has surrounded the Lights.

Northern Lights in Tromso, Norway

4-day tailor-made break from £665 pp incl. flights


Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 31 December 2016

Tromso is situated right in the centre of the Northern Lights zone and is, therefore, among the best places on earth to observe this natural phenomenon. Gateway to the Arctic and the capital of northern Norway, Tromso also has many cultural sights and excellent restaurants.

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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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