The types of holidays available from Magnetic North Travel
Many of our holidays have a strong connection to nature and the pristine landscapes of Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. Our adventures are inspired by the Norwegian philosophy of 'Friluftsliv', or 'Free-air life' – the importance of being in remote places and enjoying simple things together. Our experiences will reward you with lasting memories and stories of people – past and present.
A cycling holiday in Scandinavia will be enjoyed on quiet roads where scenery provides endless hours of enjoyment. Enjoy a self-guided trip in Sweden or Norway, and luggage will be transferred to your next accommodation whilst you pedal. We can also arrange cycle hire if you'd prefer just day trips on the saddle.
Siberian and Alaskian huskies are at home in many countries of Scandinavia and Canada. Our husky-sledding holidays span many styles and levels of adventure. As self-confessed ‘husky-philes', the team at Magnetic North Travel can arrange a dog-sledding holiday to suit - whether in Norway, Finland, Sweden or Greenland.
When you're surrounded by the wildest, most beautiful landscapes you'll probably ever see, you'll understand why Scandinavia has a term for its outdoor life which is ‘friluftsliv'. Embracing nature, enjoying the simple things and returning home invigorated and inspired. So whether you're gliding behind a pack of sled dogs, stopping to admire a fjord view, or listening to the silence of nature, friluftsliv is never far from mind.
The original ICEHOTEL in Sweden gave birth to a unique accommodation experience in the Arctic. Staying in a room made from sculpted ice and snow is a truly memorable way to experience winter in Scandinavia. We've been to them all and we know all the details which make them different.
Enjoy a day trip of sea-kayaking or a multi-day guided adventure. The calm fjords and seas of Scandinavia are a perfect place to perfect your paddling skills. Highlights include the islands of Sweden's west coast, the Lofoten Islands both in the winter and summer and the fjords of Greenland.
Multi activity - summer
Fancy an active outdoor holiday in Scandinavia during the summer? There's almost certainly going to be a perfect trip for you to include activities such as hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, fishing and whale-watching, to name a few.
Multi activity - winter
Enjoy an all-round winter holiday in Scandinavia. Choose from our vast array of winter adventures including dog-sledding, snow mobiling, reindeer sledding, skiing and snow shoeing. Your adventure will be tailored to your requirements and travel dates.
If you're intrigued by one of Europe's last remaining indigenous cultures, we can highly recommend including a chance to meet a reindeer herder during your holiday to Arctic Scandinavia. We only include experiences which provide a genuine and authentic insight into the Sami culture.
The downhill slopes of Scandinavia are perfect for those looking for quiet, but beautiful resorts with plenty of family-friendly features. With stable snow conditions, the Nordic countries are fast competing with the resorts of southern Europe. If you fancy trying cross-country skiing through pristine forests and snowy landscapes, Scandinavia offers plenty of choice when it comes to guided tours and holidays.
Rev the engines and explore the wilderness by snow mobile - an essential part of Arctic life. Enjoy daytime and evening adventures as well as the chance to join a multi-day expedition tour. You will need a driver's licence to drive the snow mobiles.
Don't compromise on your trip of a lifetime to Scandinavia. Choose the parts that are right for you. We'll inspire you and create the perfect holiday down to the smallest of detail. Click on the link below for some trip ideas which are perfect for a luxury or tailor-made holiday.
Voyages by boat
Small ship expedition cruises are among our options at sea. Sail the coast of Spitsbergen or Greenland, or hop aboard the Hurtigruten Coastal Express. Alternatively join a fishing adventure or a fjord cruise. With miles of coastline, lakes and fjords, Scandinavia is perfect for a voyage by boat.
Enjoy a wildlife holiday in Scandinavia. With its sparse population sizes, Northern Europe is rich in animal and birdlife. From the polar bears of Spitsbergen to the whales of Iceland and the bears Finland, we are sure to find you a trip to match your interests.
With so much stunning scenery, it is no surprise that Scandinavia attracts photographers - both amateur and professional - from all around the globe. Our holidays include guided Northern Lights photography trips and day tours with local photographer guides many of whom will offer guidance and assistance with camera settings.
That magical night-time show is inspiring, intriguing and utterly addictive. When you see the wisps of colour in the night sky, you're sure to be hooked. Our Northern Lights holidays in the Arctic cover all destinations and a huge range of activities and adventures. You'll need us to sort through the options and to select the best trip for you - whether it is in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Canada or Greenland.
Who needs sleep when you have 24 hour daylight during the summer months? Travel to the Arctic North in Scandinavia for a midnight sun break. Midnight excursions include hiking, kayaking and even golf.
Quiet, picturesque roads and national tourist routes make Scandinavia the perfect self-drive destination. Drive along the fjords, traverse the Atlantic Road in Norway or explore the Lofoten Islands. But just keep an eye on the road!
We consider ourselves to be experts in cosy cabin holidays in Scandinavia. We love the warmth of the log fire after days outside in the cold. Many of our cabin breaks include spectacular views, hot tubs and saunas - a great way to unwind and escape the everyday.
Many of our holidays in Scandinavia can feature a city break whether in one of the Nordic capitals or provincial towns. The cities of Scandinavia are known for their cultural offer, reliable public transport and excellent accommodation.
Where better to celebrate Christmas than a winter wonderland in Scandinavia? Stay in the homeland of Father Christmas and enjoy a Lapland holiday which is cosy without being commercial. We'll tailor your Christmas break to your exact requirements.
Fly-fishing, deep-sea fishing or ice-fishing, the waters of Scandinavia offer endless opportunities for that all-important catch. Norway's vast coastline and fjord system has perhaps the most extensive options for summer-time fishing, whilst many of the frozen lakes of Sweden and Finland are perfect for winter ice-fishing.