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Travel to the Land of The Midnight Sun – Episode 3
The third and final part of Alexander Armstrong’s Arctic adventure sees the affable presenter travel to North America’s furthest extremes. In Canada, he visits the gold rush town of Dawson City and flies across the mighty Yukon River. From Canada, Armstrong’s journey ends in Alaska where he joins an Ice Road Trucker on the Dalton Highway and witnesses a spectacular display of the Northern Lights.
Many of the places he visits are very much “off-the-beaten-track” but here at Artisan Travel, we have worked closely with local suppliers in both Alaska and the Yukon to create holidays which allow you to make the absolute most of your stay in these remarkable places.
If you have been inspired by what you have seen then read on and discover a wealth of unforgettable opportunities which are delivered to you by a group of true experts and guides dedicated to sharing The Land of the Midnight Sun with their guests.
Travel to the Land of The Midnight Sun – Episode 2
Alexander Armstrong’s ‘In the Land of the Midnight Sun’ travels through the heart of Artisan Travel country, visiting areas which may appear as being beyond reach, but that are in fact easily within your grasp. Here at Artisan our expert team have worked alongside our local partners and guides to handcraft a range of holidays which allow you to experience this unique region in a variety of ways, all year round.
The delights that we have uncovered mean that our guests get to enjoy experiences which have even eluded the most famous of travellers to this region.
If you have been inspired by what you have seen then read on and discover a wealth of unforgettable opportunities which are delivered to you by a group of true experts and guides dedicated to sharing ‘The Land of the Midnight Sun’ with guests.
Alexander Armstrong’s 'In the Land of the Midnight Sun' travels through the heart of Artisan Travel country, visiting areas which may appear as being beyond reach, but that are in fact easily within your grasp.
Experience a winter like no other
Here at Artisan Travel, we want you to experience winter in an entirely different way. Escape from the ordinary festive season and experience the extraordinary.
Our Winter Collection takes you all over the magnificent Arctic Circle; from the never-ending landscape of Finland to the mesmerising Norwegian fjords, to the incredible lands of the Yukon. Regardless of the destination, you will be taken aback by the sheer magnitude and beauty of these winter wonderland locations.
In every holiday itinerary, we make the most of these wonderful locations, embracing their traditions and cultures to bring you the ultimate winter break.
AITO is the Association for independent and specialist holiday companies. Our member companies, usually owner-managed, strive to create overseas holidays with high levels of professionalism and a shared concern for quality and personal service. The Association encourages the highest standards in all aspects of tour operating.
AITO sets criteria regarding ownership, finance and quality which must be satisfied before new companies are admitted to membership. All members are required to adhere to a Code of Business Practice which encourages high operational standards and conduct.
An AITO member is required to arrange financial protection for all holidays and other arrangements (including accommodation only) booked by customers with the member under the AITO logo. This financial protection applies to customers who are resident in the UK at the time of booking and to most overseas customers who have booked directly with the member. In doing so, the member must comply with UK Government regulations. Members are required to submit details of their financial protection arrangements to AITO on a regular basis.
ACCURATE BROCHURES AND WEBSITES
All members do their utmost to ensure that all their brochures and other publications, print or electronic, clearly and accurately describe the holidays and services offered.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENTS
All members are committed to high standards of service and believe in regular and thorough training of employees. Members continually seek to review and improve their holidays. They listen to their customers and always welcome suggestions for improving standards.
AITO endeavours to monitor quality standards regularly. All customers should receive a post-holiday questionnaire, the results of which are scrutinised by the Association.
Members acknowledge the importance of AITOs Sustainable Tourism ethos, which recognises the social, economic and environmental responsibilities of tour operating.
All members endeavour to deal swiftly and fairly with any issues their customers may raise. In the unlikely event that a dispute between an AITO member and a customer cannot be settled amicably, AITO's low-cost Independent Dispute Settlement Service may be called upon by either side to bring the matter to a speedy and acceptable conclusion.
Graham was born in Glasgow but spent a large part of his childhood living in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific before his family returned home and settled in York. It is his memories of living in the rainforest, snorkelling above pristine coral reefs and playing on the beach with the local kids that have inspired his love of travel.
Imagine standing on a frozen lake some 200km north of the Arctic Circle with your closest friends, family or work colleagues as the multi-coloured Northern Lights dance across a pitch black sky.
Our knowledge and love of experience travel has always been at the heart of everything we do and we’ve been doing it for years and years. Along the way, we have created countless unforgettable experiences to share with our guests.
Your group can go in search of the Aurora in the Arctic, snorkel with dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean, whale watching in Iceland or explore some of the most remarkable UNESCO world heritage sites in the Mediterranean.