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Northern Lights Holidays

At Northern Lights Holidays, we know how to make your once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Arctic Circle memorable. The team have operated holidays in Lapland for almost thirty years – so we know a thing or two about putting together the perfect holiday for you. The selection of trips which follows are some of our best: log cabins in wilderness Lapland, city breaks in the chic Arctic city of Tromso, and snowmobiling down frozen rivers. All of our holidays are based along the official Northern Lights Route – the best place within the Arctic Circle for seeing the Aurora Borealis.

Aurora Borealis Holiday

Aurora Hunter

Seven nights, £959

This week-long holiday offers the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights in the Arctic...More >

Northern Lights Holidays

Northern Lights

Three and four nights, £699

A three or four-nights holiday in the Arctic wilderness, packed with exciting activities...More >

Tromso Breaks and Lapland

Tromso and Lapland

Seven nights, £1,149

Combine a stay in the Arctic city of Tromso with a stay in the wilderness of Lapland...More >

Easter Breaks Aurora Camera

Easter Lights

Four nights, £799

A special holiday over the Easter weekend in fresh spring-time Lapland...More >

The Northern Lights Route

Through Sweden, Finland and Norway

Seeing the Northern Lights is best done in the rural wilderness; any bright city lights will impair the intensity of the Aurora (such as in Reykjavik, for example). Recognising this, the governments of Sweden, Finland and Norway collaborated and made a section of the E8 road the official ‘Northern Lights Route’ – so named because it winds through the wilderness of Lapland where the Aurora is so frequently visible and strong. The Route traverses all three countries and stretches 650km – from the frozen sea on the Bay of Bothnia, up past the Arctic Circle, across the snowy Lapland terrain, through the mountains in the Lyngen Alps, to the island city of Tromso on the northern coast. Along the way, you can find some of the Arctic’s most celebrated sights.

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Northern Lights Route Holidays through Lapland
Karesuando Church Lapland

Karesuando

A historic Arctic village split between two countries by the frozen river which runs through it...More >

Ice Hotel Sweden Lapland

Ice Hotel

An amazing Lapland spectacle hotel crafted anew each winter from the ice of the River Torne...More >

Tromso Holidays

Tromso City

Dubbed the ‘Paris of the North’, this Arctic city is the height of Scandinavian chic...More >

Ice Breaker Kemi Finland

Ice Breaker

Crunch through the ice on the ice breaker ship – and get off to walk on the frozen sea...More >

Welcome to Northern Lights Holidays

The Aurora Borealis

Have you ever wanted to see the Northern Lights? Witnessing the Aurora Borealis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which many can only dream of. Now, thanks to Northern Lights Holidays, that dream can become a reality this winter. In Lapland, generations of indigenous people (as well as visitors to the region) have marvelled at the Northern Lights – and now you can too! With a selection of 3, 4 or week-long holidays to choose from, and local departures from a range of UK regional airports, you will be able to find an Arctic Circle break that will provide memories which will last forever. We are currently at the turn of what scientists refer to as the ‘solar maximum’, a time when the sun’s solar activity is at its greatest, meaning sightings of the Northern Lights will be at their most frequent and most spectacular. There really has never been a better time to embark on this journey of a lifetime!

Lapland: The Arctic Wilderness

And where better to see the elusive Aurora than on the official Northern Lights Route – a road which stretches through the snow-clad Arctic tundra and vast wilderness of three countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland), passing some of Lapland’s most interesting destinations. There is so much to do in Lapland – but don’t let the abundance of exciting places and activities deceive you – for the most part, Lapland is a land of vast open space, where the deep snow covers the tundra like the sand covers the desert: for as far as the eye can see. There is quiet, still and calm here - adding to the eerie sense of mystery and magic. The stillness is only occasionally punctuated by a wandering reindeer or the call of an Arctic fox.

Activities in Lapland

The Arctic’s vast span of deep snow is a playground for the young-at-heart and brings out the excited child in every adult. Driving a snowmobile down a frozen river or mushing your own team of huskies through the snow-capped forest will give you memories that will last forever – particularly if the Northern Lights appear overhead to make your evening extra special. The local Sami people love to introduce visitors and demonstrate their centuries-old way of life at their traditional reindeer camp – a visit complete with your own reindeer sleigh ride. Or why not try your hand at snow-shoeing? This ancient means of travelling across the snow is both fun and a good body workout!

Our Holidays

Our holidays are designed by us with great care and skill. Having operated holidays to Lapland for thirty years, we have come to know the area inside-out and put every effort into making your holiday extra special. For your liking, we have selected a collection of small, cosy hotels which provide the comforting warmth which will be much needed after an eventful day in the snow. These hotels will offer a hearty dinner, warming shower and comfy bed – leaving you revitalised and ready for your next day in the snow.

For more information or to check availability, please contact us using the telephone number above. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our Northern Lights holidays soon.