Looking back our most memorable holidays to date have been those that involved snow, there’s something pure and magical about spending time in these winter destinations.
We’ve been snowboarding as a family in Courchevel, which was our first time on the piste and our children say it’s probably their best holiday. When they were little we did the Santa Experience and spent a few days in Rovaniemi where the days were full of snow fun adventures including husky dog sledging, snowmobile riding, meeting Santa and visited the underground Santa Park – we’ve still got our certificates from crossing the arctic circle, and reindeer licences. More recently as a couple, we cruised from Tromso with Hurtigruten where we experienced fabulous gastronomy, had some exciting adventures in the snow, discovered some beautiful harbour towns and witnessed the Northern Lights.
That’s enough about our experiences, if you’re looking for some fun in the snow, there are so many different options available, so contact us for help to find the right package for you.
Winter Wonderland Daybreaks
Treat your children to a fun filled day meeting Santa in the Finnish Lapland, flights depart many UK airports throughout December. During the day, you will have an opportunity to try a variety of winter experiences including husky dog sledging, snowmobile adventure and reindeer sleigh ride. Don’t worry about buying special clothing as a thermal suit and boots are provided, you just need warm underclothes, your bobble hat, scarf and gloves. The family will have a chance to meet Santa in private, before flying back home
Reykjavik City Break
Iceland’s capital is a popular city break from the UK. There’s a variety of hotels to choose from and some amazing excursions available from this location. Reykjavik accommodation is generally room only, or including breakfast as there’s some fabulous bars & restaurants to dine out in during your stay. Top attractions include swimming at the Blue Lagoon or Secret Lagoon; taking the Golden Circle Tour which highlights Iceland’s stunning volcanic landscape; Whale watching boat excursions from the harbour; Game of Thrones Tour to visit scenes from the popular TV series, Hunt for the Northern Lights and the newest excursion Into The Glacier where a monster truck takes you underground to explore ice caves.
We can create a city break package to include your personal itinerary of excursions.
Ready Steady Snow
The Ready, Steady, Snow is a 3-4 night break in Lapland including Christmas departures. Choose from Levi Fell (a lively family friendly resort) or Yllas (a peaceful wilderness resort). Experiences available include tobogganing, husky dog sled, reindeer sleigh and snowmobile rides. Participate in a magical Arctic Circle Ceremony and visit Santa’s Post Office, hidden deep in a magical and enchanting winter wonderland. Levi Fell has 43 slopes to suit all skiing abilities.
ICEHOTEL or SnowHotel Kirkenes
Experience the extraordinary with a stay in a hotel sculpted from snow & ice.
The ICEHOTEL is situated in the heart of Swedish Lapland. This ice hotel includes art work from world famous sculptors created from huge blocks of ice. The usual arctic experiences of snowmobile, reindeer and husky safaris are available from this location. Your bedroom temperature is set from minus 5°C to minus 8°C, your bed is a block of ice covered with a mattress, reindeer hide and thermal sleeping bags.
The SnowHotel in Kirkenes is situated in northeastern Norway, it has a husky farm and resident reindeer within the grounds. Residents can go ice fishing to catch the local delicacy of King Crab. Kirkenes is known for its views of the Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights.
Guests normally stay for 1 night in an ice room, and their other nights in warm accommodation. We can provide packages to experience both of these hotels.
Book a Lapland wedding package where your ceremony will be held in the beautiful resort of Luosto. The package includes a civil wedding ceremony with certificates, wedding coordinator, marriage fees, wedding venue, photographer, reindeer sleigh transfer and a wedding breakfast with bubbly for the couple.
Hurtigruten are so confident that the northern lights will make an appearance during their Classic Roundtrip 12-day voyage in Norway that if they don’t, they give you a 6-7 day Classic Voyage free of charge! Whilst regular cruisers may turn their nose up at Hurtigruten for being a working ferry and not providing evening entertainment, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience and saw the Northern Lights. We would be delighted to arrange your voyage with this company for the Norwegian coast or Antartica.
What ever your kind of snowscape we’ve got a holiday to suit you! Give us a call 0800 810 8404 or fill in our form below for more information about snow holiday packages.