About snow holidays
Most families’ experiences of snow consist of either slushy wet stuff (if you live in the UK) or perhaps a groomed piste in a ski resort. When we talk about snow we mean a thick layer of stunning, untouched white powder, coating a wild landscape of fells, forests and frozen lakes (think Narnia and you are about right!), perfect for a range of unforgettable activities. In our destinations across Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian Lapland, the arrival of snow does not mean traffic chaos on the school run, but the chance to experience unforgettable experiences such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and reindeer sleigh rides as a family!
Lapland - Finland, Sweden and Norway
There can be few more magical destinations for a family holiday than Lapland! The region conjures up festive images of Father Christmas and log cabins. We, of course, offer holidays that allow our families the chance to enjoy these elements during the Christmas holidays. There is however so much more to this region and, if your children have moved on from the man in red, then we can offer you a range of unforgettable experiences to create life long memories!Read more
Imagine dog sledding together across the wilds of Sweden, hunting the Northern Lights in a sleigh, meeting a traditional reindeer herder and helping to feed his animals, travelling by hovercraft across the sea ice or spending the night in a snow hotel – we have unparalleled knowledge and connections across this wonderful region and can offer families some simply spectacular opportunities to create shared memories.
The winter months create an activity playground and we have so many experiences to share with our families. The likes of dog sledding, snowmobiling and reindeer sleigh rides are true family favourites with lesser known activities such as ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing always proving popular. We can show you how to survive in the Arctic, introduce you to polar bears, take you whale watching, enter you in our own Winter Olympics and show you some serious sledging slopes amongst a wealth of other options! If you are downhill skiers then we can incorporate this in many of our holidays.
The Coolest Places to Stay
For an unforgettable night’s sleep we can arrange for you to spend the night in some spectacular destinations. Spend the night at the world famous ICEHOTEL, sleep under the Northern Lights in an Aurora Bubble, sleep in a wild and remote wilderness camp or in a UFO suspended from the treetops! We have some truly unique accommodation to offer in addition to our range of family run lodges, cosy log cabins and comfortable hotels.
The Aurora Borealis
The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are a mesmerising phenomenon. Witnessing Nature’s greatest light show dance across the sky is one of the most memorable things you can do with your family.
The majority of our destinations offer families the chance to witness an Aurora display if conditions are favourable but we have also created a range of dedicated Aurora hunting family holidays to help you to tick the Northern Lights off your family bucket list.Read more
Our Northern Lights holidays have been tailored for families to keep both adults and children entertained. During the day you will enjoy a range of Arctic activities whilst at night our experts will lead the chase for the lights in a variety of ways including Aurora stake-outs and Northern Lights snowmobile sleigh rides. Our guides use their expertise to make sure that you have the best possible chance of witnessing the Northern Lights.
For families with younger children we feature a very exclusive and intimate range of holidays to visit Father Christmas. These holidays are very, very different from the one or two-day charter trips, which are too often exhausting and unrewarding for parents and children alike.
We are extremely fussy when it comes to Father Christmas and so our holidays all include a magical meeting with the big fella in red as well as the full Lapland experience including the likes of dog sledding and reindeer trips that last far longer than the fleeting industry standard of five minutes.Read more
Our trips are far away from the commercial Santa Claus destinations in Lapland and are small group experiences meaning that you will not be herded past a man in a suit with hundreds of other families. On our holidays you get quality time with this most important man and it’s likely there will be only 6 or 7 families on the holiday with you. We know that these meetings must make your children’s dreams come true and thus they must be realistic, intimate, authentic and unforgettable occasions.
Our MD has taken his kids on a few of our Father Christmas trips and, as a result, his daughter believed in Father Christmas until she was 12 years old and her 9 year old brother still adamantly defends his existence even in the face of severe peer pressure! That’s how convincing our Father Christmas experiences are, sometimes the parents leave with just a sneaking suspicion that maybe it’s not themselves who wrap all those presents on Christmas Eve