Remote Working Holidays
For many of us, working from home is increasingly becoming part of ordinary life, but at Discover the World we can make it extraordinary. Our new Work Away portfolio features outstanding accommodation in amazing destinations that are perfect for combining work and play. Just imagine working from home when ‘home’ happens to be a cosy lodge in Iceland with views of an ice-capped volcano. Or a stylish log cabin deep in Finnish Lapland, where once you log off for the day you’re already in a prime location to step outside and witness the midnight sun or northern lights – depending on the season of course.
From chalets on the shores of Sweden’s Gulf of Bothnia to hideaways in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, our hand-picked Work Away properties all have home-from-home essentials like WiFi, kitchen and laundry facilities. With nearly 40 years’ experience in the region, we know each destination inside-out and have negotiated special prices for long stays.
We will not only organise your flights, car hire and accommodation, but we’ll also recommend the best excursions and activities, tailor making your Work Away to ensure you have everything you need – whether you choose to say for just a week or several months. If you’d like to explore further afield, our Travel Specialists can also include an exciting hotel escape or self-drive tour.
Perhaps this is the chance you’ve always been dreaming of to try sea kayaking, dog sledding, whale watching or simply connecting with nature. On a Work Away break with Discover the World, it’s all right on your doorstep, just moments from your desk.
Work Away in Iceland
Around three hours’ flight from the UK, Iceland is an inspiring destination for a Work Away break. Not only can you base yourself in a bewitching land of snow-capped volcanoes, dazzling ice caps and wildlife-rich shores, but there’s also the uncrowded, outdoor lifestyle to enjoy, as well as friendly locals and trendy Icelandic culture.
Our exclusive Glacier Lodge offers incredible views of the Snaefellsjokull volcano
Make the most of endless summer days for activities like hiking and whale watching
Explore the natural wonders of North Iceland from your base in Akureyri
Use your time-off to discover why Iceland is one of Europe’s best places for self-drive
Where you stay
Choose Work Away properties anywhere in the country – from well-equipped city apartments in Reykjavik and Akureyri to wilderness retreats on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and luxury private houses in South Iceland. Opt for one base, or ask us to tailor make any combination for any duration. We also offer a special month-long option with each week in a different region – this too can be adapted to suit your preferred duration.
Work Away in Sweden
Located on Sweden’s Gulf of Bothnia, Lulea is the gateway to our Work Away breaks at Brandon Lodge. We can’t imagine a more peaceful spot to spend a few weeks, dividing your time between working at the remote, waterside property and exploring the great outdoors. Full of adventure potential year-round, Brandon Lodge can fill your down-time with everything from hiking, kayaking and yoga to snowmobiling, dog sledding and aurora hunting. The bustling coastal city of Lulea is just 30 minutes away with it’s plethora of gourmet dining options.
For a creative workspace, Brandon Lodge is ideally located between forest and sea
Close your laptop, step outside and fall under the spell of the northern lights (Sep-Mar)
Spend long summer evenings and weekends hiking, fishing, kayaking, cycling, foraging…
Add on a stay at the magical, year-round Icehotel 365 and relax at the sublime Arctic Bath
Where you stay
As leading specialists in Lapland, we also have some great ideas for combining your Work Away break in Sweden with an adventure to iconic destinations like the Icehotel, Tree Hotel, Arctic Bath and Abisko National Park or even further afield to Stockholm, Norway and other areas of Scandinavia.
Work Away in Finland
Thick, pine-scented forests, sparkling lakes, pristine rivers, 24hr daylight… during summer, the Ruka-Kuusamo region of Finnish Lapland is an invigorating place to connect with nature. In winter, it becomes an arctic wilderness of snow-bowed trees and aurora-streaked skies, but whenever you choose to Work Away here, you’ll feel calm and clear-headed – ready to tackle anything from spreadsheets to snowmobiles, business plans to bear watching.
Find a desk with a view of Finnish Lapland’s timeless taiga forest
Purge yourself of work stress by embracing the daily Finnish sauna ritual
Try summer activities, such as rafting, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding and fishing
Experience the midnight sun during summer, or the northern lights in winter
Where you stay
Our Work Away properties at Rukan Salonki include stylish log-pole villas with cosy fireplaces, saunas and stargazing skylights. As well as the numerous activities available on your doorstep, we can also arrange visits to other parts of Finland.
Work Away in Norway
If you want to be close to the sea, but surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, look no further than our Work Away properties in the Lofoten Islands. A magnet to wilderness lovers, landscape photographers and adventure enthusiasts, this dragon-backed arctic archipelago is an uplifting place to spend a few weeks away. Activities range from sea kayaking tours to sea eagle safaris in the fabled Trollfjord.
Work with the sound of water lapping at your traditional quayside cabin
Escape to a lodge just off the beach, facing north for the midnight sun and northern lights
Explore the glacial valleys, fjords, Viking heritage and fishing villages of the Lofoten Islands
Ask our Travel Specialists to include activities like kayaking, boat trips, fishing and ski touring
Where you stay
In the Lofoten Islands, choose from modern lodges with floor-to-ceiling windows (for midnight sun and aurora basking) or traditional rorbu cabins perched at the water’s edge. And we can easily dovetail your Work Away break with Senja Island, Tromso and some of our other favourite places in Norway.
Your next step
Whether you want to Work Away for a week, a month or more, our properties offer year-round opportunities for experiencing some of Nordic Europe’s most breathtaking locations.
During late spring and summer, long hours of daylight in the far north mean you can fit in a day’s work and still enjoy a walk or a drive under the midnight sun.
If you’d prefer to tuck yourself away for a winter Work Away, you’ll stand an excellent chance of seeing the aurora borealis.