Adventure Holidays in Scandinavia

From endless daylight to non-stop darkness. From vibrant festivals to the mesmerising northern lights. Whether it's the effortlessly stylish cities or the pristine wilderness, Scandinavia beckons adventure travellers to discover its stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife.

In the summertime, Scandinavian countries such as Sweden and Norway are blessed with enchanting midnight sun, pristine fjords, lush forests, and fantastic lakes. As winter blankets the landscape in a serene white, Scandinavia transforms into a winter wonderland. The mesmerising Northern Lights dance across the Arctic skies, providing a magical backdrop for activities like dog sledding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

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Highlight of Scandinavia

A key highlight of any travellers fortunate enough to see it is the famous Northern Lights. Also known as the Aurora Borealis, this magical light show is primarily seen in the northernmost parts of Scandinavia during the winter months. Every year travellers from across the globe visit Scandinavia’s icy landscapes, in the hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights against Norway, Sweden or Lapland’s clear, dark night canvas.

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Svalbard Arctic Adventures

The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas and is home to a breathtakingly unique landscape with stunning views, wonderful wildlife and incredible trekking opportunities. Whether you are visiting remote fjords and isolated settlements on our incredible sailing boat, or spotting magnificent arctic animals such as polar bears and walruses on small zodiac boats or by foot, Svalbard is the perfect destination for any adventure traveller looking for magical winter wonderland adventure.

 

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West Sweden Island Hopping

Comprising a collection of 8000 rugged granite islands, this breathtaking region sets the stage for picturesque walks along stunning coastlines leading to secluded coves and traditional fishing villages adorned with colourful timber houses. A place that gives you the feel of being remote yet has the convenience of being just a couple hours away from Sweden’s second city.

 

 

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Snowshoeing Through Finland's Wilderness

With its serene boreal forest, frozen lakes, traditional saunas and cosy, snow-blanketed cabins, the Hossa National Park in Finland is the perfect place for an introductory snowshoe adventure. Embark on a magical journey through the soft, powdery snow, between remote, candlelit, wilderness cabins. Warm up in the evenings in a traditional Finnish sauna and, for the brave, there’s also the prospect of cooling down the traditional way post sauna - with a bit of ice swimming.

 

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More Information About Scandinavia

The ideal time varies by season and your interests. Summer (June to August) is popular for outdoor activities, while winter (December to February) offers opportunities for winter sports and experiencing the Northern Lights.

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