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Winter Break Holidays

Imagine some of the world’s brightest, most spellbinding displays of the northern lights pulse through a star-spangled Arctic sky. Or feeling the exuberant tug of huskies as you mush across a frozen lake… Imagine the thrill of watching orcas glide through Arctic seas, or a waterfall thundering against cliffs of ice. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to spend a night in the Icehotel? Or a log cabin snuggled in the snow-shrouded forests of the far north?

Our collection of winter holidays showcase the quintessential experiences that capture the magic of winter. They are designed to maximise your chances of witnessing the northern lights, but success should always be viewed as a bonus. This natural phenomenon is notoriously fickle – but much of the pleasure comes from the chase.

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Popular Winter Holidays

Our holidays offer plenty of scope to enjoy a range of winter activities from husky sledding and snowmobiling to superjeep tours and sauna sessions. Also vying for attention are spectacular natural wonders like Iceland’s frozen waterfalls, Finland’s snow-cloaked taiga forest and the cetacean rich sea of the coast of Norway. Add in sumptuous cuisine and local culture as well as extraordinary places to stay in Sweden including the iconic and original Icehotel and also the enchanting Treehotel, and you have the ultimate collection for winter.

Perhaps your definition of a winter break is an escape from winter. In which case, the long days of the austral summer provide the ideal antidote to the northern chill. Epic wildlife encounters in Antarctica, self-drive discoveries in New Zealand, or tropical adventures in Australia are just a few of the options available.

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Where To See The Northern Lights in Iceland

Discover the secrets to the best northern lights watching in Iceland with our Q&A guide to the electrifying – and sometimes elusive – aurora borealis...
  • Northern Lights

Wednesday, 29th June 2016

Will Gray

The Best Hotels to See the Northern Lights in the World

From waking up in a suspended glass cube – high in the treetops, to falling asleep under an aurora display inside a cosy glass igloo, there's nothing more relaxing than spending a night amongst truly spectacular surrounds.
  • Northern Lights

Monday, 2nd September 2019

Doug Kington

5 Practical Tips for Travelling to Iceland in the Winter

Read our tips for travelling to Iceland in the colder months from one of our Nordic specialists, so that you can be prepared for anything on your next winter trip.
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 1st October 2014

Eric Shadbolt

This hotel made of ice should be on everyone’s bucket list

The original and iconic ICEHOTEL is back this year to celebrate its 30th anniversary, with bigger and better designs than ever before. The impressive structure has been erected year after year since 1989, offering guests a unique location to spend the night in.
  • Icehotel

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

Destination Specialist

Winter Break posts

Places in our hearts, a fond memory of Iceland

Now it's been taken away, what does travel mean to us? From authors to adventurers, painters to teachers, families and solo travellers, we asked our clients to share their fondest travel memories. One of the first submissions was this particularly poignant note from Claire, who reminded us just how powerful travel can be how important it is in times like this to reflect on the past so that we are able to look forward.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 20th April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

More Than Just a Place to Sleep. What To Do at the ICEHOTEL in 2021

With so much on offer at this extraordinary location, it can be overwhelming when you’re trying to plan your perfect itinerary. To help we have asked our staff to select their favourite experiences at the ICEHOTEL, providing exclusive insights into all the excursions available.
  • Icehotel

Friday, 17th April 2020

Naomi Earnshaw

Why you should go dog sledding in East Greenland

Dog sledding in Greenland is the most traditional way of transportation in the winter. Besides being a great method of transportation, it’s also a lot of fun. We ask our Greenland Travel Specialist, Aggie, to share her exhilarating experience of husky sledding through the unspoiled landscape of Kulusuk, East Greenland.
  • Wildlife

Tuesday, 5th January 2016

Aggie Czerwinska