Finnish Traditions at ChristmasWednesday, 18 December 2019
If you’re travelling to Finnish Lapland over Christmas, you’re probably wondering how you might be spending the big day. Excitingly, as the official homeland of Father Christmas, you’ll be in one of the most festive places in the world. What’s more, there are some spectacular Finnish traditions that will help you celebrate just as the locals do. Here, we take a look at some of the biggest and best.
5 top tips for seeing the Northern Lights on your family holidayTuesday, 06 August 2019
Here at Activities Abroad we know that think that witnessing the Northern Lights is a real bucket list item for many families, which is why quite a few of our snow holidays include opportunities to witness Mother Nature’s greatest light show!
However, seeing the elusive Aurora isn’t quite as straight forward as simply jumping on a plane to the Arctic and hoping for the best. As with any natural phenomenon there are a few things to bear in mind if you want to give you and your family the best chance of ticking the magical display off your bucket list. That is why we have put together our five top tips to help you have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights with your family this winter! Read on to find out more!
What you need to know about the Northern LightsThursday, 25 July 2019
It is safe to say that here at Activities Abroad we get very excited about the onset of a new winter season. Not only do the winter months in the Arctic bring with them a host of exciting family activities such as dog sledding and reindeer sleigh rides, they also give our families one of the first opportunities to go in search of the Northern Lights!
Top 5 experiences to have during your family holiday to LaplandThursday, 04 July 2019
Though Father Christmas may call it home, when it comes to experiences in Lapland, the man in red has some fierce competition!
Why you need to book your Lapland escape early!Wednesday, 22 May 2019
We know what you are thinking! It’s not even summer, so why are we discussing the winter season? Well, we’re going to let you into a little secret - now is probably one of the best times of year to begin planning your festive family holiday before our handpicked hotels and flights are all snapped up!
Our favourite family holidays for New YearFriday, 19 October 2018
There can be a lot of pressure deciding how you want to celebrate the new year, especially when you have the whole family to think about. That’s why we’ve carefully designed family new year holidays to take the worry away.
Planning a trip to Lapland to see Father Christmas? Here are our top tips…Wednesday, 17 October 2018
First snow of the season! Harriniva, Finland gets a fresh dusting and an incredible Northern Lights show!Thursday, 11 October 2018
Though we all enjoy the summer here at Activities Abroad, we think there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the upcoming winter. With the crisp autumn leaves falling to the ground, we’re thinking ahead to white snowy landscapes of Lapland and that wonderful festive time of year.
Our top 5 Father Christmas Holidays for 2018Tuesday, 09 October 2018
No matter what your age, Christmas wouldn’t be complete without the famous man in red. What’s more, we know that for the little ones a meeting with Father Christmas can be a truly magical experience. That’s why we’ve carefully designed a selection of holidays that include personal and memorable meetings with Father Christmas, right on his home soil.
10 unmissable winter experiences with the kids!Monday, 01 October 2018
Sadly, the school holidays are over and it’s time to get back to reality. But why not give into some wanderlust thoughts and start thinking about your family winter break!
Here are Activities Abroad’s 10 unmissable winter experiences you need to have this year:
My top 3 Lapland experiences to have this winter!Tuesday, 18 September 2018
Lapland offers so much to families wanting to revel in all the joys that come with an escape to a winter wonderland. With so much choice, we understand that it can be hard to narrow down exactly what you want to do on your family break. So, in order to help you plan your next Arctic escape, we caught up with one of our Travel Experts, Laura to get her top three experiences to have this winter with your family:
Our 7 top tips for husky sledding beginners!Friday, 07 September 2018
Here at Activities Abroad, we know that most families can’t wait to tick husky sledding off their bucket lists. However, when you and your children actually get the chance to experience it for the first time, it can be quite daunting. So, in order to help prepare your family for one of the Arctic’s most exhilarating experiences, we have put together our top tips for any husky sledding beginner!
Get inspired to get away this winter!Tuesday, 14 August 2018
If you are anything like us then you have probably been longing for the chance to escape the heat of summer and cool down! Now it might still be the summer holidays but the good news is that winter is around the corner and here at Activities Abroad we think that there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the colder months!
Taking my family to LaplandMonday, 09 April 2018
Having worked at Activites Abroad for almost 9 years I have always dreamt about taking my family to Lapland. I am very lucky to be able to visit many of the wonderful destinations that we offer as part of my role as Product and Operations Manager and I consider many of our local partners as friends rather than just business associates.
Tips for Choosing the Right Activity Holiday for your FamilyWednesday, 29 November 2017
Active family holidays are a fantastic way to get some quality time with kids – including hard-to-please teens! - while enjoying a favourite pastime or discovering a new hobby, whether it’s cross-country skiing, a husky safari, cycling, surfing or all manner of other outdoor pursuits.
4 family holidays that will make your kids feel like they’re on Blue Planet II!Monday, 27 November 2017
Family Winter Wonders - Take our Expert’s advice on where to head this December!Wednesday, 18 October 2017
We know it’s hard to make a decision about where to go on your winter family holiday, so why not take some expert advice?
We asked our Activities Abroad and here’s what they had to say:
My first snowmobile safari!Wednesday, 06 September 2017
After my helmet was fitted, I beamed around at the others in the group before heading outside to cool down whilst I waited for the rest of the group to have their helmets fitted too.
Once we were all outside our guide Laura called to get our attention and introduced herself and the other guide before taking us over to a row of large red and black snowmobiles. We all listened attentively whilst she showed us the controls and the hand signals we would use on the safari. Once we were all confident and found our snowmobiles we set off in single file, moving through the snowy landscape.
Ho-Ho-Hold up! We’ve got more than Santa on our family Christmas breaks!Tuesday, 22 August 2017
We know! You’re probably thinking ‘isn’t it a bit too soon for Christmas talk? It’s only August’
Well yes; it probably is. But when it comes to winter holidays, we find the earlier the better. Here at Activities Abroad we get booked up early, so it’s time to start talking snow!
My reindeer safari experience!Monday, 05 June 2017
Arriving at the reindeer farm we were met by a fellow in a startling blue cloak decorated with a bright red trim. On his head sat a giant fur hat with flaps similar to that of a deerstalker; his feet were as interesting as the rest of his outfit as, casting my eyes down, I noticed he wore furry shoes that could have been furry slippers that curled around at the toe.
He welcomed us by opening his arms and standing very straight and tall and introducing himself as Joonas; telling us that he is a reindeer herder before he led us towards his reindeer, about 30 metres away. The reindeer stood fairly still as we approached, moving their heads only to check who we were. They were then harnessed up and attached to a sleigh and behind that reindeer’s sleigh was another reindeer and then another sleigh and so on; so standing in front of us was a ridiculously cute reindeer train!
Top 3 Family Winter Holiday DestinationsFriday, 24 February 2017
Experiencing a snow holiday with Activities Abroad is more than just your normal family ski escape. Combine fantastic snow with bucket list experiences, endless fun away from crowded resorts and magical family experiences.
Here are our top three places to experience a snow holiday:
Where are the safest places for family travel?Friday, 28 October 2016
As parents ourselves, we can understand that safety when travelling is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and, in an increasingly turbulent world, it is understandable that travellers are eagerly seeking out destinations where issues such as political unrest are less prevalent.
Our Top 3 Winter Experiences to try in LaplandMonday, 24 October 2016
Lapland has so much to offer families who are eager to experience a winter wonderland escape, but sometimes with its vast range of activities it can become the case of having too much choice of fun things to do during your stay.
We’ve picked 3 great winter experiences that you must do this year:
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