Lynda Atkins

Nellim Family Half Term Aurora Adventure

(Reviewed April 17, 2014)

We had a really fantastic time at Nellim, and cannot recommend this holiday too highly.  If you don't want to lie on a beach and make sandcastles, this is a great way to spend a week learning new things in a really fun way in a very special environment.

The accommodation was cosy and warm, well-furnished and (in room 302 at least) spacious.  We had everything we needed and more.  The food was a lovely balance of scandinavian and standard european (with chips as a special treat for the youngsters) and was really plentiful so we were always very well-fed.  

The guides were truly wonderful: patient, good-humoured and very informative so now we all know how to make a fire in the snow, how to use a husky sled and lots more besides.  

Ben, the Activities Abroad rep could not have been more helpful, not that there was much for him to sort out.  He even booked the aurora!!  

We want to go again!

Janet Williams

Lulea Half Term Taster

(Reviewed March 10, 2014)

We really enjoyed all activities and they were all really inclusive. A lot of thought went into each one. The guides were so enthusiastic, engaging and welcoming. The husky ride was sensational. The dogs were amazing and obviously love to run. They do get rather excited while they wait to go but this adds to the sense of fun. 8 inches of snow fell the night before and once we set off, we travelled in almost complete silence through Narnia- like forests. It was really beautiful. All family had a go at driving our the sledge. Snowmobiling was also fantastic. Hot food prepared al fresco was much appreciated and delicious.

Alan Whall

Luosto Tunturi Design Your Own

(Reviewed March 6, 2014)

I cannot fault the experience in Luosto. We took the family of six adults and three children 8 to 12 years old and it was a very special holiday. Even the aurora put on a spectacular show for us despite the fact that this winter has been unusually warm and damp (hence cloudy). We enjoyed the husky and skimobile safaris. We skied and trekked on snowshoes and all in all every member of the group found something to remember.

We would like to thank Activities Abroad for a splendid family experience and for attentive and helpful service from your people. The hotel staff were excellent especially as we had one very ill little boy for the first few days. In common with most Finnish people we met, they were very positive and "can-do".