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Sights and sounds of Scandinavia

1 Traditional Finnish Sauna
Traditional Finnish Sauna

STEAMY SESSIONS IN THE SNOW fr £17pp

When in Finland, do as all the Finns do and enjoy a relaxing sauna . . . or if you are feeling really brave you can add a steamy snow sauna to the experience. Just imagine sitting in a lovely hot sauna which is 100 per cent made of snow and ice, or maybe relaxing in a hot tub in the bracing winter air, hoping to see the famous Northern Lights dancing in the night sky.

A Traditional Finnish sauna is included in the accommodation price for both Glass Igloo and SnowHotel guests and is available for both men and women at different times of the day and night. And this sauna experience is also available on a private basis daily between 10pm and 11.30. You must book at least two hours before, especially for the private option and towels are provided. No trip to Finland is complete without trying a sauna.

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1 Traditional Finnish Sauna

Traditional Finnish Sauna

2 Visit the Arctic SnowHotel
Visit the Arctic SnowHotel

THERE'S SNOWHERE LIKE IT fr £20pp

If you fancy a special treat while staying in Finland then a visit to the famous Arctic Snowhotel is a real must. Situated next to Lehtojärvi Lake, this high-concept snow hotel lies is 25 miles from Rovaniemi Airport and easy to get to. Made of snow and ice, the rooms come with high-quality sleeping bags, shared bathrooms and even a wake-up service for viewing the Northern Lights.


There are also insulated, glass-roofed igloos that feature en suite bathrooms and an alarm that will sound when the Northern Lights flare up in the night sky. Amenities include free breakfast (served in the restaurant or in the igloos), a snow-and-ice bar, restaurant and chapel, and a log restaurant with a fireplace and traditional saunas. There are also outdoor snow saunas and hot tubs, along with a lakeside restaurant.

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2 Visit the Arctic SnowHotel

Visit the Arctic SnowHotel

3 Iceland Northern Lights Mystery
Iceland Northern Lights Mystery

Go for the glow fr £38pp

Join this mysterious and magical trip on a dark winter night. Any time from the onset of autumn darkness until the light nights of spring you can witness one of nature's most spectacular displays - the famous phenomenon which is known as the Northern Lights. Far from the glow of the city you will hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis on a truly memorable trip.

Together with a guide you search for these magnificent auroras. On a clear night you may be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights swirling in a wild and carefree dance across the sky in dramatic shapes, colours, patterns, and sizes. The Northern Lights are visible from September through April but can only be seen on a clear night so a decision is taken daily at 6 pm whether the tour will take place or not.

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3 Iceland Northern Lights Mystery

Iceland Northern Lights Mystery

4 Ice fishing
Ice fishing

ICE AND EASY DOES IT fr £42pp

There are simply hundreds of lakes in central Finland that offer excellent possibilities for ice fishing and if you haven't tried the sport, now may be a good time. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment, including a rod and a jig, as you set off to catch the most popular fish including perch, roach and powen. In the middle of winter it's the season for turbot and late winter is a good time to find pike.

This is your chance to take part in a fun arctic activity which will be memorable for people of all ages. During your fishing trip an experienced guide will take you to a nearby lake where you will learn how to drill a hole through the thick ice and with a little bit of luck you can begin to hook those fish. This excursion is particularly popular with guests staying at Finland's Arctic Snowhotel and is just one of many exciting activities on offer.

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4 Ice fishing

Ice fishing

5 Snow Sculpting
Snow Sculpting

MAKE A MOULD IN THE COLD fr £42pp

There are so many fascinating and fun things to do while holidaying in Finland and most revolve around activities in the snow or ice. On this popular excursion an experienced guide will give you tools and show you how to turn a block of snow into a sculpture and give you some handy tips on producing your own art work. One block of snow is reserved for every two people taking part.

Snow and ice sculpting is a popular past time in the country and there are lots of famous artists who regularly take part in various competitions creating stunning works. When you are not out searching for the beautiful Northern Lights, skiing or snowshoeing, relaxing in a hot tub or a sauna, or trying one of your exciting hotel excursions, trying your hand at ice carving is a great way to spend a day.

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5 Snow Sculpting

Snow Sculpting

6 Traditional Finnish Sauna, Snow Sauna & Outdoor Jacuzzi
Traditional Finnish Sauna, Snow Sauna & Outdoor Jacuzzi

ICING ON THE CAKE fr £54pp

When in Finland, do as all the Finns do and enjoy a relaxing sauna . . . or if you are feeling really brave you can add a steamy snow sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi to the experience. Just imagine sitting in a lovely hot sauna which is 100 per cent made of snow and ice, or maybe relaxing in a hot tub in the bracing winter air, hoping to see the famous Northern Lights dancing in the night sky.

A Traditional Finnish sauna is included in the accommodation price for both Glass Igloo and SnowHotel guests and is available for both men and women at different times of the day and night. No trip to Finland is complete without trying a sauna where ever you are staying in this beautiful country and by experiencing an outdoor Jacuzzi you can put the icing on the cake of your Scandinavian adventure.

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6 Traditional Finnish Sauna, Snow Sauna & Outdoor Jacuzzi

Traditional Finnish Sauna, Snow Sauna & Outdoor Jacuzzi

7 The Golden Circle Classic Tour
The Golden Circle Classic Tour

You've struck gold fr £57pp

This popular excursion introduces you to some of the best known historical sites and natural phenomena in Iceland. We start by visiting the pingvellir National Park, where the Icelandic parliament Alpingi was founded in the year 930 AD. pingvellir is geologically remarkable and the tectonic plate boundaries form a breathtaking scenery.

continue to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss, where we can walk so close to the edge that we might feel the mist of the glacial water on our faces. After lunch journey towards the geothermal area around the incredible spouting hot springs of Geysir and Strokkur before returning to Reykjavik.

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7 The Golden Circle Classic Tour

The Golden Circle Classic Tour

8 Aurora Hiking
Aurora Hiking

A VIEW FROM THE FOREST fr £58pp

There is a good chance to view the Northern Lights from your glass igloo if you are staying in Finland's Arctic SnowHotel but there is nothing like going outdoors for a hike and seeing them from the natural surroundings of a forest. After a short drive with a guide, you go for an easy walk in the woods and have a break around a campfire to have some snacks and hot drinks. Even if there are no lights visible, this is a wonderful excursion.

No trip to Finland is complete without trying a sauna where ever you are staying in this beautiful country and you shouldn't miss out on this exhilarating experience or the chance to relax in an outdoor hot tub. But this night walk in a forest can really put the icing on the cake of your Scandinavian adventure and is proving one of the most popular trips with visitors all the year round.

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8 Aurora Hiking

Aurora Hiking

9 Visit to Local Home
Visit to Local Home

HOME SWEET HOME fr £67pp

After a short car drive, you arrive with your guide at a local home. During this visit you will learn about life in the country and see how a typical Finnish home looks inside. The lady of the house has prepared a dough for you and shows how traditional flatbread is made and each visitor can bake a small bread of his or her own. After the breads have been taken out of the oven, it is time to enjoy them with coffee or tea and local sweet pastries.

No trip to Finland is complete without trying a sauna where ever you are staying in this beautiful country and you shouldn't miss out on this exhilarating experience or the chance to relax in an outdoor hot tub. But this visit to a local home can really put the icing on the cake of your Scandinavian adventure and is proving one of the most popular trips with visitors all the year round.

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9 Visit to Local Home

Visit to Local Home

10 Berry Picking in Lapland
Berry Picking in Lapland

FRUITS OF THE FOREST fr £75pp

After a short drive with your guide, it is time to start exploring the forest. During this excursion you will get familiar with seasonal Finnish berries and be able to pick them yourself. There is also time to enjoy the silence of the forest and have sandwiches with berry juice – the food always tasting better when enjoyed outdoors! At the end of the excursion you are welcome to take away any of the berries that you haven't already eaten.

Most people agree that no trip to Finland is complete without trying a sauna where ever you are staying in this beautiful country and you shouldn't miss out on this exhilarating experience or the chance to relax in an outdoor hot tub hoping to see the Northern Lights. But this visit to the forest learning about and picking berries is another wonderful outdoor Scandinavian adventure and is proving popular all the year round.

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10 Berry Picking in Lapland

Berry Picking in Lapland

11 Snow Shoe Excursion
Snow Shoe Excursion

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE fr £75pp

An experienced guide will show you how best to walk with these arctic shoes and take you through the beautiful landscape of a nearby lake as well as a path through picturesque snow-covered forest. During the excursion you will have a welcome warming break by a campfire where you have some hot drinks and can roast sausages over the flames. And if it's dark you may well be able to see those magnificent Northern Lights.

Any visit to fabulous Finland should involve a number of outdoor activities and this snow show hike through the trees is one of the most rewarding. Wherever you are staying in this fascinating country there are a whole host of adventures to be had as well as the chance to enjoy long days and nights in relaxing saunas and open air hot tubs which are a standard feature of so many of the marvellous hotels.

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11 Snow Shoe Excursion

Snow Shoe Excursion

12 Bonfire and Fireworks New Years Eve
Bonfire and Fireworks New Years Eve

Blaze of glory fr £75pp

If you are in the country at the right time, then the Icelandic New Year's Eve celebrations are considered by many to be the most breathtaking in the world. Thousands of people attend community bonfires scattered throughout the different neighbourhoods in the capital ReykjavIk and at midnight the atmosphere is unbelievable.

Thousand of tons of fireworks are lit by the locals and on this special tour you experience this celebration first-hand. You are taken to enjoy the immersive celebration atmosphere and at midnight stop at a special viewpoint to watch the displays and toast the New Year with a glass of sparkling wine while thousands of people all over the city let off their fireworks.

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12 Bonfire and Fireworks New Years Eve

Bonfire and Fireworks New Years Eve

13 Game of Thrones Tour
Game of Thrones Tour

Take part in the game show fr £75pp

Revisit the locations of the Game of Thrones TV series and experience the same atmosphere as the cast. This special tour will take you to some of the locations in the south of Iceland where many scenes of the popular series were shot. The tour was prepared under the guidance of one of the Icelandic extras, who of course died a violent death at the hands of the Wildlin

You will be picked up either at your hotel or at a local bus stop and taken to the gorge of pingvellir, the stomping ground of the White Walkers and the trail of the Wildlings. You will experience the dramatic atmosphere provided by the magnificent nature of pingvellir and get to know the symbolic significance of that location in the context of the story line, You will also visit pjOrsArdalur and the Settlement Era Viking lodge. You will see Almannagja gorge in Thingvellir where scenes were filmed depicting the bloody gate of Eyrie and the waterfall Porufoss where a local goat was attacked by one of Daenerys' dragons.

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13 Game of Thrones Tour

Game of Thrones Tour

14 Aurora Floating
Aurora Floating

THIS WILL FLOAT YOUR BOAT fr £83pp

For a unique relaxing sensation why not dip yourself into a frozen lake under the Auroras. Sounds bizarre doesn’t it, but it is possible with this night excursion. This guided floating experience is totally safe as you will be wearing a high quality rescue suit that covers your whole body and keeps you dry. As you have your own clothing on under the suit you will not get cold, even in the freezing water.

This is a truly memorable arctic experience and if the weather is clear you will see a beautiful starry sky and possibly even get to marvel at those magnificent Northern Lights. This excursion is arranged from your hotel area so no transfers are needed.There are all manner of activities on offer when staying in Finland and this is certainly one of the most unusual and memorable.

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14 Aurora Floating

Aurora Floating

15 Taste of Electric Snowmobiling
Taste of Electric Snowmobiling

QUIETLY DOES IT fr £113pp

On this popular excursion you are driven from your hotel on snow covered tracks to a nearby frozen lake area where its time to start enjoying your guided snowmobiling trip in the peace and quiet of a forest. During the safari plenty of stops are made along the way so you can take in the beautiful lake views. This trip is an especially great option for visitors who have never tried electric snowmobiling.

Traditional motorised snowmobiles can be noisy and although they are a great way to explore snow-covered landscapes the experience can be spoiled by the roar of the engines in the quiet forests. But this is not a problem when you are riding on an electric machine and as you travel around the stunning Finnish countryside you have more of a chance of encountering wildlife.

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15 Taste of Electric Snowmobiling

Taste of Electric Snowmobiling

16 South Coast & Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
South Coast & Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

Peak of perfection fr £119pp

This tour takes you along the beautiful south shore of Iceland to the extraordinary glacial lagoon. You pass some charming villages as well as Skaftafell National Park and visit Seljalandsfoss waterfall and Skogafoss waterfall. Just before reaching the lagoon you pass Iceland’s biggest volcano and Oraefajokull glacier which has the highest peak of the island Hvannadalshnjukur.

At the lagoon you'll have time to view this stunning area before having the option to book onto a boat tour. Jokulsarlon started to form in the early 1920s and is getting bigger every year. You will see many amazing blocks of ice that have broken off Europe’s biggest glacier, Vatnajokull, as you sail slowly towards the ocean which is only a kilometer away.

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16 South Coast & Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

South Coast & Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon

17 Noon Safari to Wilderness
Noon Safari to Wilderness

ACROSS THE FROZEN LAKES fr £165pp

On this afternoon adventure you are taken to a hunting cabin in the middle of the forest. The journey begins in daylight with the crossing of frozen lake Lehtojärvi and continues through bogs and forests. Then you stop at the cabin on the top of a hill to warm up by the roaring log fire before enjoying hot juice, sausages and cookies before heading back as the daylight fades and stars light up the sky.

This fun excursion lets you fully appreciate the stunning beauty of the Finnish landscape and as darkness falls you have a great chance of seeing those famous Northern Lights dancing in the sky. There are so many great outdoor pursuits to be had while staying in Finland, but at least one trip out into the forests is a must and this great safari ticks all the boxes.

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17 Noon Safari to Wilderness

Noon Safari to Wilderness

18 Sunrise Safari to Hillside
Sunrise Safari to Hillside

HEAD FOR THE HILLS fr £165pp

On this excursion you set off to the forest in the morning to enjoy the few hours of daylight the Arctic winter has to offer. Driving across a frozen lake and through the snow-clad trees, you get to see the rising sun turn the wilderness into a vista of glistening white. And before heading back to your hotel you stop to enjoy hot juice and cookies beside a roaring log fire in a cabin in the woods.

This fun excursion lets you fully appreciate the stunning beauty of the Finnish landscape and if you have already seen those famous Northern Lights dancing in the sky this is a great adventure to be had at the other end of the day. There are so many great outdoor pursuits on offer while staying in Finland, but at least one trip out into the forests is a must and this great safari ticks all the boxes.

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18 Sunrise Safari to Hillside

Sunrise Safari to Hillside

19 Northern Lights Safari
Northern Lights Safari

STARS AND SUPPER fr £176pp

On this popular tour you ride in eSleds to the top of a hill, far from the city lights – an ideal place for watching the Northern Lights. Stops are made to observe and admire the night sky and stars, and, if you are lucky, see the Northern Lights as well. Your experienced guide is happy to help with camera settings, if you wish to capture the best and most colourful images of this famous phenomenon.

During the sky-gazing stop you can warm yourself beside a roaring log fire in a private hunting cabin and enjoy a Finnish supper. There are so many great outdoor pursuits on offer while staying in Finland, but at least one trip out into the forests at night to see the stars and the Northern Lights is a must and this great safari will leave you with lots of wonderful memories and pictures to match.

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19 Northern Lights Safari

Northern Lights Safari

20 Husky Farm Visit by Electric Snowmobile
Husky Farm Visit by Electric Snowmobile

MEET THE HUSKIES fr £332pp

Hop on your eSled and head into the wild to meet the cute huskies of the Bear Hill’s Kennel and learn how to steer a dog sled. As a musher you are more than just the person riding the sled, you are part of the team - a vital part of the organic engine that is not so unlike the electric one pulsating inside your very own eSleds, with both providing a wonderful way to immerse yourself in nature.

You ride your electric sleds across frozen lakes and through the forest to Bearhill Husky, where you get to meet the joyful dogs, have a guided tour of the kennels and try your skills at mushing. This popular tour includes a 45 minute husky ride, hot juice, and snack. No trip to Finland is complete without meeting those friendly huskies in the wild and letting them take you for a ride through the pristine wilderness.

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20 Husky Farm Visit by Electric Snowmobile

Husky Farm Visit by Electric Snowmobile