Weekend and mid-week escapes
in Iceland and Scandinavia
Short Break Holidays
Our collection of short breaks focus on the Nordic regions and provide some truly unique and memorable locations for a weekend escape or a mid-week getaway, such that you can feel as though you are a world away from home within 3 hours.
While the summer months are ideal for exploring thanks to the long days afforded by the midnight sun, the winter months tend to prove most popular with the lure of the northern lights providing the focus for many of our short break itineraries from Iceland’s volcanic landscapes the ‘cool’ of the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland.
Short Breaks by Destination
In Iceland choose to travel as part of small group or explore independently on a self-drive. Discover the appeal of Lapland in winter with its snow covered forests, frozen lakes and wealth of activities – snowmobiling, husky sledding, reindeer safaris and even ice driving. Or for a short break with a real difference, the Icehotel is hard to beat.
Just a three hour flight from the UK, Iceland is perfect for a short break; stay in trendy Reykjavik or head to a countryside hotel.
Explore Swedish Lapland’s winter wonderland, experience the stunning Icehotel or discover beautiful Stockholm.
Discover the charm of Norway and visit its fascinating cities, from the capital Oslo to the jewel of the fjords Bergen.
The peaceful, snowy fells of Finnish Lapland are a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Choosing your short break
Whatever your preferred destination or time of year to travel, our flexible packages are created to suit you, so that you choose where to stay and for how long. We can book excursions before you travel and help you choose from the range of hotels on offer.
- Festive Breaks
- Aurora Breaks
- City Breaks
Our festive breaks include rural Lapland escapes, cosying-up in your log cabin by the fireplace or something a little more lively celebrating with fireworks and festivities in Reykjavik. Spend Christmas night sleeping on ice at the Icehotel or hunt for the northern lights in the remote wilderness south of Tromso. View our selection of Christmas and New Year holidays for a festive season you will never forget.Discover more
We’ve been crafting itineraries to give our clients the best chance of viewing the spectacular northern lights for 37 years. Escaping the city lights, our remote and authentic northern lights short breaks in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland can be tailored to your requirements.
Whether that’s hunting for the aurora on an exhilarating husky sled or snowmobile or simply taking a gentle cable car up to the Abisko mountain station in Sweden, indulging in Nordic cuisine while you wait for the light show to appear, our experts will ensure your northern lights short break is one to remember.Discover more
Suited to travel at any time of year, the capital cities of Reykjavik, Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo offer visitors an taste of Nordic culture blended with stylish modernity. Impressive architecture and a regal heritage characterise the two Scandinavian capitals, which are matched by the Baltic influences of Finland’s capital.
Or head into the Arctic to explore Tromso, which can be combined with Longyearbyen in Svalbard – the world’s northernmost town.
Popular Short Breaks
Contact our team of travel specialists to discuss your requirements, whether it’s adapting one of our ‘off the peg’ short breaks or creating a tailor made holiday just for you.