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Mark

Nordic Travel Specialist

Email: mark.champagne@discover-the-world.co.uk

Tel: 01737 886 142

As a Nordic Specialist, Mark has been fortunate enough to visit Iceland and Scandinavia on numerous occasions and visited Greenland in June 2018 to take join one of our escorted hiking tours. Some of his recent travel highlights include snowmobiling beneath the northern lights in Svalbard and listening in awe to the booming sound of icebergs cracking off the coast of East Greenland.

Mark's current favourite winter destination is Senja, which is a mountainous island near Tromso in Norway and is ideal for aurora watching as well as winter activities. He has also visited Nellim in Finland and Brandon Lodge in Sweden both of which are ideal for couples and families. One of his first Discover the World highlights was drinking coffee and eating cinnamon buns around a campfire at -38c near the Icehotel.

Mark also has plenty of experience of the Nordic summer, visiting the Norwegian Fjords where he hiked up to Trolltunga, one of the best-known cliffs in Norway. He has observed brown bears in the wild along the Finnish/Russian border and enjoyed whale watching and superjeep safaris in Iceland.

Away from the natural splendour of the Nordic taiga and tundra and Icelandic tectonics, Mark recommends taking time to visit the major cities to see some stunning architecture and sample amazing cuisine.

Mark's Top Travel Experiences

  • Hiking in East Greenland
  • Husky sledding in Svalbard's Polar Night
  • Driving through jagged mountains and seascapes of Senja and Lofoten
  • Bear watching in Finland
  • Hiking up to Trolltunga
  • Bumping around Thorsmork in a Superjeep
  • Sitting around a camp fire at -38c near the Icehotel
  • Lake swimming under the midnight sun in Eastern Finland
  • Seeing the northern lights light up the night sky Malangen Resort, Northern Norway

My Favourite Place

Standing on the plateau outside the ice cave, watching the peaks shape shift with the light from distant winter sun. Stunning impressions of the High Arctic!
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Mark Recommends

Nellim Wilderness Adventure

from £1083
including flights
3–4, 7 nights Jan-Mar, Dec
Enjoy a plethora of winter activities on this inclusive short break in Finnish Lapland
  • Winter Break
  • Northern Lights
  • Short Break
  • Active
  • Family
  • Log Cabin
Finland

Svalbard Polar Night Adventure

from £1380
including flights
4 nights Jan, Oct-Dec
This short winter break gives you a taste of the polar night on an unforgettable adventure in Svalbard.
  • Northern Lights
  • Independent
Svalbard

Capitals of Scandinavia

from £940
including flights
10 nights Year round
Explore and enjoy four vibrant maritime capitals, travelling between them by boat and train.
  • Independent
Finland

Lakeland and Eastern Finland

from £1028
including flights
7 nights Jun-Sep
Get active in the heart of Finland's beautiful Lakeland region on this self-drive holiday.
  • Wildlife
  • Self Drive
  • Active
  • Walking and Trekking
Finland