Our collection of short breaks focus on the Nordic region and provide some truly unique and memorable locations for a weekend escape or a mid-week getaway, such that you can feel as though you are a world away from home within 3 hours.
While the summer months are ideal for exploring thanks to the long days afforded by the midnight sun, the winter months tend to prove most popular with the lure of the northern lights providing the focus for many of our short break itineraries from Iceland's volcanic landscapes the 'cool' of the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland.
In Iceland choose to travel as part of small group or explore independently on a self-drive. Discover the appeal of Lapland in winter with its snow covered forests, frozen lakes and wealth of activities – snowmobiling, husky sledding, reindeer safaris and even ice driving. Or for a short break with a real difference, the Icehotel is hard to beat. The ultimate eco-friendly hotel with its unusual accommodation combines with exquisite food, glorious surroundings and the chance to see the northern lights.
To really get off the beaten track, head to Greenland and spend 3 or 4 days in this vast, yet almost untouched island - one of the last frontiers of the modern world. Most easily accessible between May and September benefit from the long days of the Arctic summer to enjoy a host of optional activities in the great outdoors.
Suited to travel at any time of year, the capital cities of Reykjavik, Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo offer visitors an taste of Nordic culture blended with stylish modernity. Impressive architecture and a regal heritage characterise the two Scandinavian capitals, which are matched by the Baltic influences of Finland's capital.
By contrast, Iceland's capital is smaller but offers a unique proximity to pure nature. There are few capital cities in the world where you can indulge in a spot of designer shopping, view spectacular waterfalls, hike in a national park, bathe in the warm mineral-rich waters of a world famous spa, the Blue Lagoon, and dine in a gourmet restaurant all before the sun sets.
Our 'Nordic Capital' collection is complemented by a choice of short break itineraries in Tromso, Bergen and Alesund in Norway, as well as Akureyri in Iceland.
"Thank you for making it all so simple! Fantastic operation and organisation... we want to go back!"
Andy Bolton, Reykjavik City Break
From Christmas at the Icehotel to seeing in the New Year from Reykjavik harbour, celebrate Christmas in Nordic style. Whether you are looking for a rural escape in the snowy realms of Lapland or a lively celebration in Iceland's capital, view our selection of Christmas and New Year holidays for a festive season you will never forget.
Whatever your preferred destination or time of year to travel, our flexible packages are created to suit you, so that you choose where to stay and for how long. We can book excursions before you travel and help you choose from the range of hotels on offer.
Contact our team of travel specialists to discuss your requirements, whether it's adapting one of our 'off the peg' short breaks or creating a tailor made holiday just for you.