Aurora hunting is one of the biggest draws for visiting the Nordic region in winter, but there’s so much more to a true Arctic experience. Our holidays offer plenty of scope to enjoy a range of winter activities. Husky sledding and snowmobiling leap to mind, but you could also try your hand at cross-country skiing, ice sculpting or reindeer sledding.
There’s also plenty of opportunity for relaxation. Perhaps take a long soak in a naturally-heated hot tub or learn how to sauna like a local.
Photographers can revel in some of Europe’s most beautiful landscapes and beguiling light, while self drive enthusiasts can explore Iceland’s geothermal hotspots or join an exciting 4WD safari in the volcanic interior. In Sweden you can ride a hovercraft across the frozen Gulf of Bothnia, while in Norway, whale watching and king crab fishing feature.