Christmas and New Year

Make the festive season extra special with a holiday of a lifetime over Christmas and New Year.

Spend Christmas in a cosy winter cottage with your nearest and dearest, search for the Northern Lights by snowmobile-pulled sled, experience ice fishing or enjoy a thrilling dog sledding safari.

Welcoming in the New Year by enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience is one of the best ways you can mark the occasion. Whether it is an exhilarating husky safari across the Arctic wilds, toasting with a glass of fizz under the Northern Lights, or simply a drink enjoyed in front of a roaring fire in your log cabin with a loved one; these are the memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether you want to experience the pristine Lappish wilderness and unbelievable Arctic activities in Finland, Sweden and Iceland, or you want to travel further afield to Canada to see the sheer scale of the Yukon, we have the festive holiday to suit you. There’s even the opportunity to celebrate New Year twice!

View all of our Christmas and New Year holidays here.

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Holidays to Finland over Christmas and New Year

We’ve been exploring Finland for over a decade so it’s no surprise we have many different options to celebrate Christmas and New Year here.

You could spend the festive period taking on the adventure of a lifetime during a grand 5-day husky safari in Harriniva. Or perhaps you imagine starting your year in a more relaxed fashion, sitting in a cosy log cabin surrounded by a snowy wonderland in Jeris. Maybe, one New Year’s celebration isn’t enough and you want the amazing experience of seeing in the new year in Finland and then again across the bridge in Norway. With this holiday to Utsjoki, that’s exactly what you get.

View all of our holidays to Finland over Christmas and New Year here.

Christmas and New Year in Iceland

Our holiday to Iceland has been carefully crafted to show you the best what this country has to offer. Visit the famous Blue Lagoon and bathe in the geothermal spa, explore the culture and cuisine in Reykjavik and then head out on a Northern Lights hunt in a 4x4 super jeep, designed to take you off-road and to exclusive locations. You’ll also get to experience whale watching during a three-hour boat trip where you’ll look out for minke and humpback whales as well as white-beaked dolphins and harbour porpoises.

Though these experiences are magical at any time of year, there’s something extra special about the festive period that really adds to your holiday.

View holiday to Iceland over Christmas and New Year here.

 

A Swedish celebration

During a festive break to Sweden, your base will be the first-rate accommodation at Sörbyn Lodge which sits in some of most beautiful scenes of Swedish Lapland. Nestled on the edge of a frozen lake and in brilliant Northern Lights territory, you can spend Christmas and New Year in a true winter wonderland.

As this is a tailor-made trip, you can choose how to spend your time in this breath-taking location. From cross-country skiing and dog sledding by day to Aurora hunting at night, you can turn your festive celebrations into bucket list moments.

View our Christmas and New Year holiday to Sweden here.

 

Canada over Christmas and New Year

The Yukon is best known for two things – the Aurora and dog sledding and during this festive break, you’ll try your luck at both.

Due to the location of the Yukon’s wilderness, every night you’re here you could see the Northern Lights if conditions are favourable. To help increase your chances, one night you will visit the famous Aurora Centre to begin your search of the night sky.

During the day, you can explore the capital Whitehorse and also try your hand as a musher during a husky safari. This exciting activity is one of the best ways to take in the enormity and beauty of the Yukon.

View our Christmas and New Year holiday to Canada here.

View all of our Christmas and New Year holidays here.

Finland

Jeris - Winter Adventure

Finland

Harriniva - Five-Day Husky Safari

Sweden

Sörbyn Lodge - Tailor Made

Finland

Ranua - Tailor Made

Ruka

Ruka - Tailor Made

Canada

The Yukon - Winter at the Lodge

Finland

Saija - Husky Safari

Finland

Utsjoki - New Year Twice

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