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Kirsty Wood

20 bucket list experiences for 2020

Written by Kirsty Wood
Thursday, 16 January 2020

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With the turn of the new decade, we think there is no better time to start taking a serious look at your bucket list, which is why we’re celebrating 2020 by bringing you 20 unforgettable bucket list experiences!


Mark McFaul

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The two stunning Atlantic archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores are favourites amongst our Artisan Travel Experts, but with so much in common it can be difficult to tell them apart! That’s why we’ve decided to pit these two fantastic archipelagos against each other, to help you discover the best place for your next getaway.


Kirsty Wood

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There is nothing more Finnish than coming in from the snowy wilderness and heading to the sauna. The Finns invented this relaxing experience and it is simply a must-do during any visit to this wonderful country. 


Mark McFaul

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"A Night at the Theatre", art suite designed by Jonathan Green and Marnie Green 

When the plans for this winter's ICEHOTEL® were revealed in September, we couldn’t wait to see the finished Art Suites. The good news is that the wait is finally over!


Kirsty Wood

Three New Year Trips to Kick Start 2020

Written by Kirsty Wood
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

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Let’s face it, trying to find that perfect way to ring in the New Year can be more stress than it’s worth. Often, the occasion is a little lacklustre and it can be difficult to find something to memorably mark the start of the New Year.


Mark McFaul

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It might still feel very much like autumn here in the UK but the snow has most definitely arrived in the Arctic Circle! The onset of the new winter season is something that we get very excited about here at Artisan Travel. Not only do the winter months allow for a whole range of exciting Arctic activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing, but they also give our clients some of the first opportunities to go in search of the Northern Lights!


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Our ethos has always been ‘bucket list experiences in extraordinary destinations’ and though we emphasise the experience side of our trips, we’re incredibly proud of our hand-picked destinations. That’s why we were thrilled to see that others think the same - in fact, they think some of our destinations are the best in the world! Big 7 Travel recently revealed their reader’s poll of the 50 best islands in the world, and we think you’ll recognise some familiar names on there. 


Mark McFaul

Our top 5 festive breaks in Finnish Lapland

Written by Mark McFaul
Friday, 13 September 2019

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For most of us the festive season means family, friends, food and fizz. However, it can also bring with it a whole lot of stress as you try to play the perfect host, preparing food and wrapping presents or as you speed across the country trying to avoid the motorway traffic to be with your nearest and dearest. Here at Artisan Travel we think you should be able to enjoy the best bits of Christmas and New Year without any of the stresses. That is why we can think of no better way to spend the festive period than on an escape to Finnish Lapland! So, whether you are after a relaxing break with family and friends in a winter cottage or fancy an active overnight dog sledding adventure through the wilderness, we have something for you! Take a look below at 5 of our favourite festive breaks for this winter!


Mark McFaul

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"A Night at the Theatre", art suite created by Jonathan Green and Marnie Green 

Summer might be drawing to a close but that doesn't mean it is time to pack up your passport just yet! Here at Artisan Travel we think there is plenty to get excited about when it comes to the winter months. Not only are there thrilling Arctic adventures to look forward to but equally as exciting is the fact that Sweden’s world-famous ICEHOTEL® has released its plans for this year as they celebrate their 30th birthday!


Mark McFaul

Our top 5 breaks for this October

Written by Mark McFaul
Friday, 16 August 2019

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Summer might be steadily drawing to a close but that doesn’t have to be the end of your adventures until the snow rolls in during the months of November and December. In fact, here at Artisan Travel we believe that October can be an excellent chance to get away and avoid some fantastic destinations whilst avoiding the busier summer crowds.

So, whether you are looking to soak up the last of the summer’s sun or head north for an Arctic adventure, let us inspire you to get away this October with five of our favourite trips for this often-overlooked time of the year!


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