Skiing, Santa and Northern Lights.

Northern Lights

Horizons Seem to Beckon Me.

pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: was it between 1300 and 1700 or in 1978 when they were in your mind?

If you’ve got kids, a trip to see Santa in his snowy winter home is, I expect, on the “I want” list. If you haven’t, or they’ve finally left home a trip to see the Northern Lights is probably on your ‘bucket list’. Either way, a northern Winter holiday, away from the normal skiing in the Alps, has got to be a consideration. Hence, Inghams has offered Lapland holidays for 18 years, here CEO, Andy Perrin offers his advice.

Top Ten Snow Adventures in two regions of northern Scandinavia.

Besides the many inspiring adventures that you can enjoy north of the Arctic Circle, there’s lots of scenic, snowy experiences too. I’m delighted to be able to shine a well deserved spotlight on these increasingly popular ‘snow holidays for non-skiers’.

  1. Husky and reindeer safaris.
  2. Try your own hand at husky-sledding.
  3. Visit Santa in his secret hideaway or at SantaPark
  4. Daytime snowmobile adventures exploring snow-covered scenery.
  5. Evening snowmobile trips in search of the Northern Lights.
  6. Overnight stays in glass igloos or the Lainio SnowHotel.
  7. Guided cross country skiing and show-shoeing.
  8. High-speed RIB-boat safaris or a fjord cruise.
  9. A scenic rail journey into Sweden.
  10. Exploration of Norway’s Polar Wildlife Park.

Levi is Finnish Lapland’s top ski resort, whilst Saariselkä and Ylläs are smaller, they offer all the activities in an unspoiled ‘winter wonderland’ atmosphere.

Evenes in northern Norway is a ski gateway to the Fjord region and activities offer an insight in to the lives of the local Sami people and the magnificent snow-covered scenery.

We’ve noticed a growing trend of people wanting to enjoy new and thrilling experiences whilst on holiday. Whilst at the same time, the chance to escape daily routines and the relentless stress and rush of modern life; to ‘recharge the batteries’: Unlike the Alps, Finnish Lapland and northern Norway are perfect destinations for this twin desire.

Inghams’ non-Ski Snow Holidays.

Inghams offers you 3- and 4- night short breaks in December to Finnish Lapland, whilst 7-night holidays can be taken from December to April. Direct, non-stop flights are available from Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol. Exclusive charter flights will serve Northern Norway from Gatwick to Evenes. 3- or 4-day adventure tours can be combined into a full week’s holiday. Firstly for the Inghams brochure dedicated to snow adventures in Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway, secondly for more information or thirdly for online bookings, visit the Inghams website.

pop trivia: “Horizons seem to beckon me”, a line from ‘Northern Lights’ a top 10 single from 1978 by ‘Renaissance’.
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