Head North for Winter
For us, a winter escape is not all about seeking out the slopes or the sun. Instead, it is the snow dusted wonderlands of northern Europe, the breath-taking landscapes of the Arctic Circle, the endless adventure offering of Scandinavia and the luxurious boltholes of Iceland that tick all our travel boxes for a snowy sojourn.
Of course, a huge draw to this corner of Europe is the spectacle of the Northern Lights; a dazzling curtain of greens, blues and purples that graces the skies of the most remote corners of the planet. Cosy up in an igloo watching the lights dance overhead, hop on board a snowmobile and chase them into the night or dine under the stars for a front row seat at Mother Nature’s finest light display.
This selection of hand crafted itineraries takes you unequivocally off the beaten track for a grown up winter getaway you’ll never forget.
This four-night itinerary combines Reykjavik and southern Iceland, giving you the chance to explore Iceland’s capital before going in search of the country's otherworldly landscapes and the extraordinary Aurora Borealis. Spend a few nights at the remote Hotel Ranga for the best chance of seeing this natural phenomenon in this undiscovered corner of the world.
Steal a long weekend in Swedish Lapland for an adrenaline fuelled adventure this winter. This itinerary is designed to showcase the alternative Lapland, a grown up destination that is perfect for active couples. By day, try your hand at husky sledding, explore the snowy tundra on a reindeer safari or snowshoe through the pine forests and by night watch the spectacle of the Northern Lights unfold before retiring to one of the world’s most unique hotels, the renowned Ice Hotel, which is only open for a few months of the year.
Escape to northern Finland for an extra special winter escape. From a stay at the wilderness retreat of Beana Laponia, to spending the a night in an igloo, this itinerary showcases the very best of Finland’s boutique accommodation. Whether it's snowshoeing, spending time with working huskies or taking a long soak in an outdoor hot tub under the stars, this is a truly exclusive way to explore Scandinavia.
A week exploring the epic fjord land, remote outposts and pristine wilderness of Arctic Norway and Swedish Lapland is bound to be one to remember. Whether it be ice fishing in Norway or cosying up in a remote cottage in Sweden’s hinterland, we can think of few better ways to spend quality time with a loved one a million miles from anyone.
Get off the beaten track and discover the magic of Iceland and the wonder of the country’s untouched landscapes. This captivating island is home to dramatic scenery, abundant wildlife as well as the spellbinding Northern Lights, and this bespoke tour takes you to its most incredible spots in style.