Step into the Arctic

Step into the Arctic

Discover Norway, Sweden & Finland


The Arctic – just the mention of the world’s northern polar region conjures up the names of explorers past. And, all of that adventure still exists today, with snowmobiles, dogsleds and reindeer sleighs bringing you out into snow-clad forests in search of the Northern Lights – a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It’s just that, unlike the pioneers before you, you’ll return to the likes of cosy log cabins, glass igloos and mighty ice hotels. There’s even Santa to visit. What’s more, all this remote beauty has never been more accessible, with the northern reaches of Norway, Sweden and Finland just a short flight hop away.

However, the Artic isn’t just for winter. Over the summer months, the Northern Lights are replaced by another celestial phenomenon – the Midnight Sun, when the sun never fully sets below the horizon. It’s northern Europe’s best-kept secret, ushering in long, easy days of fjord cruises, forest hikes and island relaxation. It’s the chance to enjoy rural Scandinavia at its most idyllic.

Then, autumn offers the best of both worlds. With the Northern Lights returning as early as September, you can tick off the aurora while enjoying hikes and horse-back rides in the milder weather. Indeed, with so much on offer in Arctic Europe, it’s well worth taking in more than one destination. For instance, you can combine Norway’s Northern Lights capital Tromso with Sweden’s iconic ICEHOTEL with a trip on the Arctic Circle train. There are plenty of cross-border options to make the most out of your trip, showcasing the best of the region's three countries.

 

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Our top picks...

Northern Lights City Break, Tromso

Northern Lights City Break, Tromso

4 day tailor-made city break

» From £725 per person incl. flights

Finland's Autumn Auroras

Finland's Autumn Auroras

4 day tailor-made break

» From £850 per person incl. flights

Tromso, Glass Igloos & Northern Lights

Tromso, Glass Igloos & Northern Lights

5 day tailor-made break

» From £1,245 per person incl. flights

Just some of the excursions on offer

Cross-country Skiing in the Poikkijarvi Woods

Cross-country Skiing in the Poikkijarvi Woods

3-hour excursion. Operates Dec to mid-April.

» From £75 per person

Husky sledding overnight wilderness adventure

Husky sledding overnight wilderness adventure

overnight excursion. Operates Dec to mid-April.

» From £600 per person

What our clients say

The service I received from Best Served was outstanding, from the initial discussions with Lisa Ayling and discussing quotations with all questions answered quickly, diligently and accurately and then the service we received in Finland was excellent. The welcome pack was an extra touch of which sets Best Served apart from many others. I would definitely recommend the service to all of my family and friends.

Nico

I can't fault Best Served Scandinavia, the holiday was top quality for money spent. The hotel served our needs and the excursion operators where fabulous and very knowledgeable in their respective fields. 10 out of 10

Trevor & family

The service received from start to finish was exceptional. We usually book independently but wanted to be sure we had trips that merged together well and Best Served did this brilliantly for us. Everything worked like clockwork. Travel, transfers, hotel – exceptional, trips just amazing – and the Aurora turned up every night! What more could we have asked for!

Ros

Norire was excellent. Great knowledge and very good communications at all stages of my booking. Guided me to a destination and package which was perfect. Excellent literature supplied which is unusual these days.

Brian

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