Nordic Travel Bucket list 2021 - Remote and adventurous travel
Hot air ballooning in Lapland whilst watching the Northern Lights, hiking up volcanoes, glamping in Greenland, a private meeting with Santa or climbing three peaks in Norway - see our collection of unmissable travel experiences across our Nordic and Scandinavian region.
These experiences are ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ in every sense of the term, wild, remote, adventurous and never to be forgotten.
Experience the Swedish wilderness and stay in the Aurora Safari camp- in a perfect spot to watch Northern Lights. In the evening you will go hot air ballooning over the white landscape as well as enjoying snacks and a Northern light lecture by the fireplace. After a morning of dog- sledding you transfer to Arctic Bath in a cabin above the water-connected to the shore by a floating walkway. There is a range of activities during the day that you won’t want to miss.
Authentic, 5 days ultimate winter experience learning to care for and drive your own team of Alaskan Huskies through Lapland’s winter wonderland. Every afternoon you arrive at a new cabin after driving your Husky team through forests, mountain landscapes and nature reserves. You will enjoy dinners by the fire and life under the stars.
Magnificent day hikes with ‘off the beaten track’ routes enjoying Norwegian fjords and mountains the active way. Professional guides and extra safety equipment will give you assurance of hiking at ease in Norway. Standing atop the Kjerag boulder, views from Trolltunga and a sunrise hike to the Pulpit rock is an adventure you will never forget.
Remote and surrounded by mountains, the Kurilskoye lake in Kamchatka is situated in an ancient volcano crater. Staying in a wooden lodge on the lake shore and in tented camps, this 10-day tour is an adventure of a lifetime. You will see bears in their natural habitat, trekking to Gorely volcano and you can bathe in hot springs on the volcano tundra. There are included helicopter flights, a boat trip to Avancha bay and you can take a trip to the famous Valley of Geysers.
Stay in a remote luxury camp positioned beside one of the biggest and oldest fjords in the world- only accessible by boat or helicopter. This glamping camp has an outdoor hot tub and sauna as well as a chef preparing all the meals for you. You will experience a guided hike to the highest peak in the region, enjoy a helicopter flight over the icecap, kayaking around the icebergs and whale watching- all while being immersed in the spectacular scenery of Greenland.
Explore arctic nature and beauty staying in a true hunting cabin, but with modern comforts. During summer you reach the cabin by boat and in winter you go by snowmobile or dog sledding. During the 6 day stay you will be active doing glacier walking, kayaking, hiking, quad bike safari, but also have a chance to relax in the sauna and enjoy the wilderness of the arctic.
Staying in cosy log cabins with fireplaces and saunas, our tours are different from the run of the mill tours to Lapland. You will immerse yourself in winter activities throughout the 7 days. You will never forget your first husky safari, snowmobiling experience, reindeer safari and trying your luck ice fishing. The highlight for many is on Christmas Eve when you are invited by Santa for a private visit. To get there you travel by snowmobile and reindeer and in his cabin, he reads letters from the children and each child is given a small gift from Santa. This is certainly a bucket list item for families, but you are never too old to enjoy meeting Santa.
For more bucketlist travel adventures off your list, see these further tours.
Credit: Algirdas Zabitis.