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Kirsty Wood

4 alternative summer escapes for 2019

Written by Kirsty Wood
Friday, 22 February 2019

002957 Longyearbyen RESIZED Credit Frank Andreassen www.nordnorge

Rather than battle through the crowds during your summer holiday, why not choose a location away from the flocks of tourists without having to sacrifice on culture and interest?

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Dog sledding in Finland

Written by Kirsty Wood
Thursday, 21 February 2019

Dog sledding in Finland is a popular pastime steeped in tradition. Not only is it an exciting Arctic adventure that many refer to as a ‘bucket list experience’ with man’s best friend, but it’s also one of the best ways to get out and explore the awe-inspiring surroundings and complete your winter experience on a holiday to Finnish Lapland.

Nothing compares to the feeling of travelling across pristine snowy trails and discovering the natural wonders of Finland during a dog sledding trip. Though the dogs’ eagerness may be loud before you set off, once they settle into their pace all you’ll hear is the sound of paws running over the powdery snow. In fact, dog sledding is actually quite peaceful, allowing you to experience a dream-like sensation of being closer to nature than ever before on a journey across the Arctic tundra.

There are many different types of dog sledding tours in Finnish Lapland. They depend on a few factors including; your past experience, how long you want to stay out in the wilderness and how big of an adventure you want to undertake. Here at Artisan Travel, we offer a comprehensive range of dog sledding holidays to make this bucket list activity accessible to as many travellers as possible. Ranging from introductory half-day experiences, through to epic multi-day safaris, we have something for everyone to enjoy.

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Brexit Peace of Mind

Written by Mark McFaul
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Mark McFaul

Brexit Peace of Mind

Written by Mark McFaul
Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Peace of mind for your holiday

We appreciate that Brexit uncertainty has led to some concerns amongst those planning a holiday. However, we want to reassure our guests, once you have booked your holiday with us, the cost will not increase as a result of Brexit, even if we incur additional charges.

How will Brexit impact my travel plans?

The UK will leave the EU on the 31st January and will enter an initial transition period until 31st December 2020. During this period of negotiation there will be no immediate change to any regulations regarding travel – everything will remain the same for British Passport holders.

Your EHIC card will still be valid, you can still use EU passport lanes at passport control, you will not need a visa to enter Europe and your passport will only need to be valid for the duration of your trip. Essentially, things will continue exactly as they have been until 31st December at least, and ABTA have recently changed their travel advice to reflect this.

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Top small-ship cruises for 2019

Written by Kirsty Wood
Thursday, 07 February 2019


Small-ship cruises are a brilliant way to reach destinations without the hassle of overland travel. You also get some incredible vantage points from out at sea, not to mention the marine life you could see along the way.

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