Amazing winter destinations…in the summer…with Artisan Travel

April 30, 2015 | Arisan Travel

Artisan Travel

Think of Scandinavian countries and you will likely think of ice and snow, huskies and reindeer, winter activities and the Northern Lights. But, visit the same destinations in the summer months and you will get sunshine and swimming, berries and bears, warm-weather activities and the Midnight Sun. Either is wonderful, but a summer visit is so unexpected that the wonder-effect is magnified, many-fold.

Artisan Travel specialises in travel that is handcrafted to delight and surprise. Its deep Scandinavian knowledge means it naturally has a range of wonderful winter destinations … that are now also perfect for a summer visit.

Midnight Sun Photography and the Wilderness of Nellim – Finland. From £895 pp. This picturesque location is a photographer’s dream. In early summer it is bathed in daylight 24 hours a day and the wonder of the Midnight Sun provides photographers with a unique light in which to shoot. With an expert local photography guide at your side you will experience the best of Lapland in the summer. Three nights staying at the Nellim Wilderness Lodge and the Sarmi Wilderness Lodge – full board, two sharing costs from £895 pp. Travel between 23rd May and 22nd July. Includes flights (Heathrow).

Abisko and a Midnight Sun Adventure – Sweden. From £1,375 pp. Amongst Abisko’s magnificent scenery you can enjoy an area of pristine wilderness, forests and mountains through which you can take a guided hike. Visit the Norwegian city of Narvjik to enjoy fjord and valley scenery and jump onto a chairlift to the top of Nuolja Mountain for a panoramic view of the Midnight Sun. Lastly, take time to capture the solar phenomenon with your camera in the company of a renowned photographer who will guide and provide tips. Four nights staying at the Abisko Mountain Lodge – full board, two sharing costs from £1,375 pp. Travel between 25th May and 19th July. Includes flights (Gatwick).

Kuhmo – Wild Brown Bear Adventure – Finland. From £836 pp. This adventure holiday will take you close to the Russian border to the small town of Kuhmo, which is surrounded by stunning wilderness. You will go cycling, hiking and bear tracking, as well as take part in the famous Elk Safari. During your stay you will head closer to the Russian border where your real adventure begins. Deep in the forest you will stay in a hide for the night to experience a real ‘Wild Brown Bear Adventure’. Bears are common here, so hopefully you will spot one tonight. You may also see wolves, wolverines or lynx. Three nights staying at the Hotel Kalevela, part board, two sharing costs from £836 pp. Travel between April and October. Includes flights (London).

The Best of Northern Norway – 10 Day Self-Drive Tour. From £1,610 pp. This wonderful trip merges the culture of Tromsø with stunning fjord views, dramatic mountain landscapes and beautiful white sandy beaches. Throw in the charming fishing villages of Sommarøy, coastal whale watching and a range of activities such as kayaking, hiking and boat trips, and you’ll certainly not be bored. Set your own pace to explore the fjords, the best of northern Norway, where you won’t have to venture far to find the unexpected. Nine nights staying in a range of hotels, B&B, two sharing, costs from £1,610 pp. Travel between 1st June and 21st August. Includes flights (Heathrow).

* For trip inclusions, please see the direct web-page link for each tour.

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ENDS – 23rd April 2015

Note to editors: Artisan Travel provides unique, hand-crafted holidays which marry expertise and local knowledge to provide unforgettable experiences for adults from an independent and trusted operator. It is a sister company to Activities Abroad (family-friendly holidays) and The Aurora Zone (specialist in trips to see the Northern Lights).

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