Just a 3 ½ hour flight from London Gatwick Airport, Lapland is closer than you think! Northern Lights Holidays operate a number of exclusive charter flights from London Gatwick during the winter months to Enontekio (Finland), Tromso (Norway) and Kiruna (Sweden). Each flight departs from LGW at around 10:00 in the morning and arrives back into the UK during the evening. The baggage allowance is 18kg of checked luggage in addition to 5kg of hand luggage; there is a buy-on-board catering service during the flight.
Choose below from the selection of Northern Lights Holidays which depart from London Gatwick this winter.
This Northern Lights holiday is the perfect introduction to the Arctic Circle. Spending three or four nights in remote Lapland on the official Northern Lights Route will give you the best chance of seeing the fabled Aurora Borealis.
The longer you holiday in the Arctic, the better the chances of seeing the Northern Lights! A week-long tour is not only a good way to increase your chances of experiencing the Aurora, but also gives you time to appreciate the culture of Lapland's indigenous people: the Sami.
This holiday includes excursions to the reindeer camp and the Sami museum - both an excellent way to find out about the local culture.
This twin-centre Lapland holiday gives you the flavour of two very different cultures of the Arctic Circle. Flying into Kiruna, Sweden, you will experience the wonders of the Lapland wilderness – the still Arctic tundra is the best place to see the Northern Lights.
After journeying through the Lyngen Alps, you will then stay in Tromso, the Arctic city – an island of true Scandinavian chic and style, and gateway to the North Pole for so many polar explorers. Return flight from Tromso to Gatwick.
Make this Festive season extra special by embarking on a Lapland adventure in search of the Northern Lights – Lapland is not just for kids at Christmas!
In the midst of the Arctic wilderness, you can enjoy a range of Lapland activities along the Northern Lights Route: snowmobiling down frozen rivers, mushing a team of huskies through the Arctic tundra or riding a reindeer-pulled sleigh through the snow. What a very merry Christmas!
The UK’s Easter holidays are often a popular time of year for visits to the Arctic. The spring-time temperatures are milder than in the height of winter, and so more comfortable. Sometimes there is no need to wrap up in thermal suits! The days are also longer, and there is still plenty snow covering everything as far as the eye can see.
Whilst these more moderate conditions are ideal for treks around Lapland or exploring by oneself, this holiday still includes the Lapland favourites: snowmobiling, husky sleds and a visit to the reindeer camp.