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The trip of a life time???? I am so glad i booked my trip with magnetic northern light, i had very short break and i was trying to book a trip the last minute so i sent an enquary and i got a response the second day. Matheo was the agent who helped me, great agent, i had loads of questions that i kept sending ( emails) and he always responds...

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By Rawan, Kuwait on Nov 13

The trip of a life time???? I am so glad i booked my trip with magnetic northern light, i had very short break and i was trying to book a trip the last minute so i sent an enquary and i got a response the second day. Matheo was the agent who helped me, great agent, i had loads of questions that i kept sending ( emails) and he always responds immediatly( very patient i have to say haha). Anyway, i made it to Iceland ???????? 4 nights Aurora hunt and lucky me they appeared for the 4 nights!. My favorite part of the trip was the blue lagoon and Mammamia you dont want to get out of the water :/. On the 3rd day i booked an optional trip (glacier hiking) which I would highly reccomend ( like its a must!) amazing experience ( im speechless) but the part that i wasn't happy about iit was ;that since i chose an optional trip which coast about 100 € i dont get to see the lava beach which is included in the tour ;( and it was very hard for me to decide between my trip to the beach or booking the hike for the glacier but at the end it was so worth it. Our tour guide Sophia was Super, great, funny, smart lady and everyone loved her. The driver was very cool and friendly too. We stayed 2 nights in reykjavic in Cabin hotel ( very tiny rooms but worked out for me because i had the room for myself) and 2 nights in south Iceland in a really cute cottages which i really liked ( each will have their own small cottage / private toilet). One more thing that I loved is how everything is booked and arranged for you and you get everything you need and each day/trip in detail in the app Vamoos and check in reminders! Its fantastic. Bottom line, book your trip the sooner the better and enjoy yourself.

By Rawan, Kuwait on Nov 13

My mother and I went on a Finnish lapland adventure in Ivalo, and we had an amazing and relaxing time. The stay at Kakslauttanen Resort was comfortable (in the lodge) and very safe, and the activities were well-planned and enjoyable. The only negative point was that we didn't see the Northern Lights due to the cloudy weather. We really enjoyed...

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By Ling Goh, Singapore on Nov 01

My mother and I went on a Finnish lapland adventure in Ivalo, and we had an amazing and relaxing time. The stay at Kakslauttanen Resort was comfortable (in the lodge) and very safe, and the activities were well-planned and enjoyable. The only negative point was that we didn't see the Northern Lights due to the cloudy weather. We really enjoyed berries picking and hiking in the woodlands. I also highly recommend the Sami museum and the boat cruise to the Holy Island - it was all very fascinating and eye-opening. Angela and her team were professional and responsive, before and during the trip. It was a pleasure liaising with her, as well as using the app Vamos, which downloads all the trip documents, passes and tickets as well as itinerary which saved me a lot of hassle. Overall a great trip, thank you so much to Angela + team!

By Ling Goh, Singapore on Nov 01

We had the most amazing time, we were very happy with Magnetic Norths communications. Everything run so smoothly.

By Karen Gibson, London on Oct 25

We had the most amazing time, we were very happy with Magnetic Norths communications. Everything run so smoothly.

By Karen Gibson, London on Oct 25

I have given this holiday the full five stars, but if I could have, I would have given it ten. The scenery is stunning and the weather, in total contradiction to my expectations of Norway, was sunny and warm. The cabins provided by our hostess--Gun Anita--were also of a high standard with some really thoughtful personal touches: delicious home...

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By Simon Kinzley, LONDON on Aug 15

I have given this holiday the full five stars, but if I could have, I would have given it ten. The scenery is stunning and the weather, in total contradiction to my expectations of Norway, was sunny and warm. The cabins provided by our hostess--Gun Anita--were also of a high standard with some really thoughtful personal touches: delicious home made biscuits, fruit, a traditional game for our five year old son to play. Most stunning of all, though, was our hostess Gun Anita and all of the kind natured and interesting people that she arranged to make this such a special holiday for us. Gun Anita was really solicitous. If she noticed we enjoyed something, then without our asking, there was more of it the next day. She also introduced us to lots of delicious and interesting local food and drink and it was nice not to have our usual struggle to make our son eat food that was genuinely healthy and nutritious. The excursions were also extremely good fun and extremely well organised. I liked how everything was done efficiently, but without us feeling under constant pressure of time to make it to the next event. By the end of the trip my son was crying because he didn't want to go home and we felt that we hadn't just stayed at an accommodation with excellent service, more than that, we felt privileged to have made a new and wonderful friend.

By Simon Kinzley, LONDON on Aug 15

Greenland was amazing, the schooner Opal was a delight, and the crew looking after us and sailing the ship were brilliant. The weather was perfect. We had clear blue skies 24 hours a day with very little wind, and often not really that cold (0 - 15C) for the whole time we were there. The constant sunshine added to the stunning scenery of ice,...

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By Andy & Rosy Smith, Hope Valley, Derbyshire on Aug 13

Greenland was amazing, the schooner Opal was a delight, and the crew looking after us and sailing the ship were brilliant. The weather was perfect. We had clear blue skies 24 hours a day with very little wind, and often not really that cold (0 - 15C) for the whole time we were there. The constant sunshine added to the stunning scenery of ice, water, sky and mountains. The variety of ice, on land and floating in the fjords was incredible. We had tilted, coloured, indented, jagged, etc. icebergs. Some had holes in, some had rocks imbedded. Quite a lot turned over as we passed. We saw some big icebergs calving off a glacier and creating a wave which flipped many bergs over. There were some interesting rock formations too: basalt columns, huge cliffs, caves etc. The ship was powered by a quiet electric motor. Sometimes we could hear the sound of the ice moving and 'popping' as the bubbles of frozen-in air melted and released the pressure; at other times there was just silence in which to appreciate the wonderful scenery we were passing. Each day went ashore in Zodiacs for guided walks to explore the environment. The catering was good. Our chef produced some excellent meals from the tiny galley. One evening we had an enjoyable barbecue ashore. Also we had a meal with an Inuit family in the village of Ittoqqortoormiit (population 450), the furthest north settlement on the east coast of Greenland and so isolated that the nearest inhabited place is in Iceland!

By Andy & Rosy Smith, Hope Valley, Derbyshire on Aug 13

We had a lovely break in beautiful surroundings. Oue evenings were quiet chatting to fellow guests & reading up on the next day as you end up in remote places. We were not regular cyclists but were fit , so the long rides were not a problem . We encountered plenty of opportunity for photo stops and enjoyed the company of others doing the same tour...

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By Frances, London on Aug 01

We had a lovely break in beautiful surroundings. Oue evenings were quiet chatting to fellow guests & reading up on the next day as you end up in remote places. We were not regular cyclists but were fit , so the long rides were not a problem . We encountered plenty of opportunity for photo stops and enjoyed the company of others doing the same tour as we ate together in the evenings. The food was generally very good - all 2 courses (not 3 as listed) . Take some energy bars and treats as not all had fruit for packed lunch and you do get hungry! There were few places to stock up & Norway is twice London prices £10 for a well earned beer! Filling up flasks in the morning was easy but take your favourite tea bags as English breakfast tea only appeared in a few places. Coffee or green tea & lemon was in plentiful supply. The maps & guide bòok were excellent. All the accomodation was very good and although we shared lodges or cabins we still had privacy, with the exception of Ballstad which was more like a youth hostel and it was dirty (our party saw rats faeces). The pub next door Krammervika Havn was lovely to sit in. Having experienced a slashed tyre we lost a days cycling. Although this was near the end and Borghid was great & in touch and arranged a taxi to the ferry. I think how to access repairs when needed has to be communicated/ sorted for future travellers to get up and running again as you could be really stuck. Perhaps a back up number to ring for repairs would have been a good option for future cyclists. The weather was kind to us so we had amazing views with no rain except the final day when we all visited A for Cinnamon buns. A courtesy taxi from pick up & to the bike shop (which was hard to find ) instead of us walking to the shop would be an improvement to build in. All in all a wonderful holiday.

By Frances, London on Aug 01

Please add to my review..... My Granddaughter and I saw the Northern Lights on two evenings!!! One of the staff from the Lodge spotted them when she was walking home and actually came cack to get us all out of bed and run to the Lake. They were stunning!! We would never have seen them had she not come back to get us. The second night the...

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By Kathleen L, Baltimore on Mar 27

Please add to my review..... My Granddaughter and I saw the Northern Lights on two evenings!!! One of the staff from the Lodge spotted them when she was walking home and actually came cack to get us all out of bed and run to the Lake. They were stunning!! We would never have seen them had she not come back to get us. The second night the staff put us on alert after checking the weather, again, without their guidance would not have seen them. Thank you Javri!!!

By Kathleen L, Baltimore on Mar 27

My granddaughter and I spent four nights at Javri Lodge. The accommodations, the staff and the food were outstanding. The Lodge arranged for all of our activities. We went Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding, Tobogganing and took part in a Lapland Reindeer Sleigh Ride. Each of the companies Javri Lodge chose for us to experience these...

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By Kathleen L, Baltimore on Mar 27

My granddaughter and I spent four nights at Javri Lodge. The accommodations, the staff and the food were outstanding. The Lodge arranged for all of our activities. We went Ice Fishing, Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding, Tobogganing and took part in a Lapland Reindeer Sleigh Ride. Each of the companies Javri Lodge chose for us to experience these activities were safe and first class. All of the guides on these outings were fantastic! Our accommodations were lovely and the staff always made us feel welcome checking in on us to see if we needed anything. They were always sure to have a fire burning when we gathered in the shared space. We were served a lovely buffet breakfast every morning and a hearty lunch every afternoon. The chefs served an extensive meal every evening at dinner. All the dinners included fresh local ingredients. We usually had reindeer, fish and porcini mushrooms incorporated into one of the courses. The chef was kind enough to serve the Arctic Chard we caught on our Ice fishing trip. These chefs are incredibly talented. I would highly recommend Javri Lodge to anyone. It was just perfect for our Granddaughter and I. We hope to return to Seariselka and the Javri Lodge one day. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff and owners of the Lodge.

By Kathleen L, Baltimore on Mar 27

My husband and I had the most incredible honeymoon thanks to Magnetic North Travel. We worked with Matthew and he helped us navigate through their many amazing location options until we found the one perfect for what we wanted. He then was so accommodating as we worked and re-worked our itinerary! He was so quick to reply and even jumped on the...

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By Samantha Barton, Miami on Mar 16

My husband and I had the most incredible honeymoon thanks to Magnetic North Travel. We worked with Matthew and he helped us navigate through their many amazing location options until we found the one perfect for what we wanted. He then was so accommodating as we worked and re-worked our itinerary! He was so quick to reply and even jumped on the phone twice with us to talk us through option and details so he could customize a package specifically for us. Magnetic North Travelwas a pleasure to work with and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a seamless and easy way to enjoy an arctic adventure.

By Samantha Barton, Miami on Mar 16

On our trip we spent our first few days in Tromso. They had a massive fall of snow so snowshoeing and Reindeers were very appropriate and enjoyable. We then caught the Hurtigruten boat from Tromso to Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands. We left Tromso in a bizzard on the Lofoten which is the oldest boat in the fleet. A real treasure a true...

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By Sue Winkworth, Bristol on Mar 16

On our trip we spent our first few days in Tromso. They had a massive fall of snow so snowshoeing and Reindeers were very appropriate and enjoyable. We then caught the Hurtigruten boat from Tromso to Svolvaer in the Lofoten Islands. We left Tromso in a bizzard on the Lofoten which is the oldest boat in the fleet. A real treasure a true heritage boat, all wood panelling and very comfortable. The Lofoten Islands were beautiful and the E10 the road through the islands has to be one of the most scenic routes. Svolvaer had loads of trip to do especially seeing the Sea Eagles was special. We travelled to the end of the islands to Reine which was really pretty and got a wonderful view of the Northern lights from near our Rorbuer. We had an unforgettable trip and will certainly be going back.

By Sue Winkworth, Bristol on Mar 16

My wife, daughter and I took the package tour with Magnetic North. The trip was well organised. Before the trip Matthew was very responsive in answering all the questions that we had. The travelling arrangements from Gatwick to Malangen and back were convenient and smooth. We were met by a very courteous and helpful staff at the Tromse airport....

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By Robert Fu, Singapore on Feb 21

My wife, daughter and I took the package tour with Magnetic North. The trip was well organised. Before the trip Matthew was very responsive in answering all the questions that we had. The travelling arrangements from Gatwick to Malangen and back were convenient and smooth. We were met by a very courteous and helpful staff at the Tromse airport. Her name was Elke. As part of the package we were accommodated in wooden cabins which were charming. However our cabin was cold because not all heaters were working. The capacity of the water heater was also insufficient for the completion of a hair wash and a full shower. My wife had to complete the shower with cold water while the outside temperature was sub-zero. The bedrooms were also not properly cleaned. There was even chewing gum stuck to an armchair. We had to upgrade our accommodation to the modern rooms in the main building of the resort. The two rooms we had were cosy and comfortable and offered a great view of the fjord and the night sky. For that we had to pay extra. The recommendation of the Malangen resort for watching the northern lights was excellent. We were able to watch the northern lights even from within our hotel bedroom. We were also very fortunate that the lights appeared for two out of the three nights that we stayed. Staying in the main building was a pleasure. The service staff were helpful and courteous. We were very satisfied with the dining room and the meals. The wifi strength was however below par. We did not get good reception anywhere, in our rooms or in the common areas. I'm giving it a star rating of four instead of five only because of the unsatisfactory condition of the cabin to which we were assigned upon arrival. We did not take part in other snow activities at Malangen because we had done that elsewhere before and because watching the northern lights was the only purpose of the trip. As far as watching the lights is concerned, we are completely happy.

By Robert Fu, Singapore on Feb 21

At the beginning we felt that that we were travelling a long distance, taking a lot of flights, to reach a remote destination. However, when we arrived at the Engholm Lodge in Karasjok we were not disappointed. Other participants, in our husky adventure, were coming from further afield (Australia, America, Georgia, etc) and had to take as many...

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By Luis G, Londonderry on Jan 26

At the beginning we felt that that we were travelling a long distance, taking a lot of flights, to reach a remote destination. However, when we arrived at the Engholm Lodge in Karasjok we were not disappointed. Other participants, in our husky adventure, were coming from further afield (Australia, America, Georgia, etc) and had to take as many flights to get there. The cabin we were in staying and the mushing experience were fantastic. The facilities and expeditions were excellent - well planned and well managed. Sven Engholm and Christel were always very kind and very hospitable to us. Overall it was a brilliant experience that I would like to repeat again. Thank you for Magnetic North to find this holiday for us.

By Luis G, Londonderry on Jan 26

The best travel agency I have ever used! Angela Hewitt paid attention to the small detail to ensure we had a relaxing time during our arctic adventure. She clearly had local knowledge, which meant we could make the most out of the short break in Northern Norway. Kvaloya island is the perfect if your looking for snowy winter outdoor fun and we...

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By Annelie Preiss, Edinburgh on Jan 13

The best travel agency I have ever used! Angela Hewitt paid attention to the small detail to ensure we had a relaxing time during our arctic adventure. She clearly had local knowledge, which meant we could make the most out of the short break in Northern Norway. Kvaloya island is the perfect if your looking for snowy winter outdoor fun and we even saw the aurora from our cabin on Christmas Day. The whale watching trip was a once in a lifetime experience. I was expecting to see one or two but were surrounded by both orcas and humpback whales. Can't wait to go back and use Magnetic North travel again. ????

By Annelie Preiss, Edinburgh on Jan 13

High appreciated for exellence arranged trip for us. I have a bit concern but may not related you directly. It would be came from my friend who cooperate with you since begining. It's cost calculation per person, since our group 3 persons but average cost was divided by 3 persons. My friend he enjoy to stay 1 sigle room with our extra cost. I and...

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By Arunsri Thongweraprasert, Bangkok on Jan 13

High appreciated for exellence arranged trip for us. I have a bit concern but may not related you directly. It would be came from my friend who cooperate with you since begining. It's cost calculation per person, since our group 3 persons but average cost was divided by 3 persons. My friend he enjoy to stay 1 sigle room with our extra cost. I and my nother friend felt that was unfairness. This matter was from my friend he don't ask you to breakdown cost for one person who stay alone. I would like to suggest programe day trip should be arrange more longer time. We appreciated to have big room on the cruise but we prefer twin beds morethan double bed Explore the Arctic guide name is Mr.Marcus Åhlund was exellent , he is northen lighting professional. Overall your arrangment was excellent, we had fantastice vocation in Norway.

By Arunsri Thongweraprasert, Bangkok on Jan 13

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? It was very early in the winter season when I went, so there weren't many other guests. There also wasn't enough snow to do some of the activities, but the staff were really friendly and took excellent care of me. They organised alternative activities and even took me around the...

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By Joanna Collission, London on Dec 15

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? It was very early in the winter season when I went, so there weren't many other guests. There also wasn't enough snow to do some of the activities, but the staff were really friendly and took excellent care of me. They organised alternative activities and even took me around the husky kennels to meet the dogs and have a quick go on a sledge desfpitethe snow not being deep enough in the forest to do a proper trip. The birds nest was wonderful - the views over the lake are stunning. And the food was absolutely delicious. 2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday? Don't be afraid to talk to the staff about what you want to get out of your time there. They were able to help me go see concerts at the local church and visit an animal park in Lycksele, none of which was pre-arranged, but really made my holiday special. Some of the hiking trails around the lake are a little precarious in the snow, so be careful, but definitely give them a go. They are well marked through the forest and worth the effort for the views and the feeling of being in Narnia. 3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation? If you spend any time talking to the staff you discover just how integral Granö Beckasin is to the local community. All of the staff are locals, the food is locally sourced and all the activities are run through local companies. It's really nice to see a community come together and take pride in what they do. 4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? I loved my time in Granö. I needed to get away from the city and relax, which is exactly what I did. I was travelling alone, but the staff were so friendly that I never felt like I had to be alone if I didn't want to be. I would definitely recommend it there if you like peace and beautiful countryside and good food. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall? **** Some wonderful memories, I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend

By Joanna Collission, London on Dec 15

The lodge was amazing and we were lucky enough to see the Northern lights on day one. Travel from Tromsø to the lodge does take a while but Svein was great company and he even introduced us to the delights of brown cheese waffles on one of the ferries! The lodge itself offers cosy family style accommodation where guests are encouraged to share...

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By Ness & Kate, Denham on Nov 17

The lodge was amazing and we were lucky enough to see the Northern lights on day one. Travel from Tromsø to the lodge does take a while but Svein was great company and he even introduced us to the delights of brown cheese waffles on one of the ferries! The lodge itself offers cosy family style accommodation where guests are encouraged to share common spaces and all sit together at meal times. The food, all made by Aud is FANTASTIC! In just 3 days we had some real Norwegian classics; moose meatballs, fresh fish caught in the fjord that day and fårikål (lamb & cabbage stew). Breakfast was continental style with home made bread and delicious smoked salmon from the fjord. There are a couple of lovely marked hikes straight from the lodge that take you just a couple of hours and if you want something more adventurous then Svein will be happy to advise. All in all our 3 night trip was too short, but we will definitely be planning a return visit.

By Ness & Kate, Denham on Nov 17

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Faroe Islands. The weather was quite mild - had rain 1 day but it did not stop us doing anything. We loved Gjogv the best of all. Such a beautiful little town and such a unique natural harbour. Whilst our accommodation was satisfactory, we were a little disappointed in the "hostel"-type accommodation. Having...

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By Priscilla Smith, Cape Town on Oct 31

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Faroe Islands. The weather was quite mild - had rain 1 day but it did not stop us doing anything. We loved Gjogv the best of all. Such a beautiful little town and such a unique natural harbour. Whilst our accommodation was satisfactory, we were a little disappointed in the "hostel"-type accommodation. Having been told that they were 3 star we expected something smarter and more upmarket. The breakfasts were good and the Hotel in Torshavn offered free tea/coffee making facilities all day which was nice and they even had biscuits on offer. However the TV in this room was attached to a side wall so we were unable to watch from the comfort of the beds. The car hire was 100%. We expected a little car and were surprised to receive a Nissan Juke which we were a bit concerned about as it was our first time driving a left-hand drive vehicle. However, it was fine. There is not much traffic to worry about.I think we traveled all the roads on the islands that we visited and found some wonderful spots. All in all it was a great trip and everything worked as it should have. Thank you!

By Priscilla Smith, Cape Town on Oct 31

Our short stop off in Oslo gave us chance to hop on a boat for the quick but scenic ride to the fabulous Fram museum which set us up well for the rest of our trip. The drive from Harstad airport to Andenes was blissfully traffic free, easy to navigate and with a stunning mix of mirror-like water, mountains, covered densely with trees and bright...

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By Susan Churcher, Watford on Sep 12

Our short stop off in Oslo gave us chance to hop on a boat for the quick but scenic ride to the fabulous Fram museum which set us up well for the rest of our trip. The drive from Harstad airport to Andenes was blissfully traffic free, easy to navigate and with a stunning mix of mirror-like water, mountains, covered densely with trees and bright moss. Take binoculars - our sightings included a dolphin, a moose and a pair of white-tailed eagles. Our whale-watching trip with Whale Safari was a highlight - even when a comfy 10 degrees and dry on land a trip to sea means a generous number of layers plus waterproof trousers, top and gloves in order to be comfy. Bleik beach, complete with sheep on the day that we visited was lovely and a couple of rainy hours was spent at the very interesting and fun Aurora Space museum nearby.

By Susan Churcher, Watford on Sep 12

Dear Victoria: Conrad and I just landed and I wanted to thank you for the lovely holiday you put together for us. We even managed to see some puffins on the South Shore Adventure yesterday. They normally leave mid August, but they must have waited for us to arrive. The Borg Hotel was in a great location. Thank you for everything. Best...

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By Sara Lee Koch, Monmouth, New Jersey on Sep 05

Dear Victoria: Conrad and I just landed and I wanted to thank you for the lovely holiday you put together for us. We even managed to see some puffins on the South Shore Adventure yesterday. They normally leave mid August, but they must have waited for us to arrive. The Borg Hotel was in a great location. Thank you for everything. Best Regards, Sara and Conrad

By Sara Lee Koch, Monmouth, New Jersey on Sep 05

We flew to Bergen and then followed the itinerary provided by Victoria Jusko at Magnetic North, which took us by 5 hour ferry cruise throught the fjords to highly recommended Fretheim Hotel in Flam, on via the historic mountain side railway to Voss where we stayed at Fleischers hotel motel apartments looking onto the most incredible lakeside view...

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By Katie Abbott, TWICKENHAM on Aug 20

We flew to Bergen and then followed the itinerary provided by Victoria Jusko at Magnetic North, which took us by 5 hour ferry cruise throught the fjords to highly recommended Fretheim Hotel in Flam, on via the historic mountain side railway to Voss where we stayed at Fleischers hotel motel apartments looking onto the most incredible lakeside view for 2 nights, and then a swift journey home via rail and air. We did some white water rafting with Voss Active which was an amazing and unforgettable experience, if quite challenging! Norway is stunningly beautiful, with the cleanest water and freshest air and constant breathtaking views; we would highly recommend seeing this inspiring country (even though it is rather expensive to eat out!) We were lucky with some good sunny weather for three days, but Bergen was quite cold on the first day, even in August, and we were glad we had purchased tights and extra layers for unexpected changes in temperature. Most people wore hiking gear and warm softshell jackets. THANK YOU for a wonderful, memorable trip.

By Katie Abbott, TWICKENHAM on Aug 20

The trip was well organized overall after an initial complication with hotel check-in. I would still recommend the agency to others traveling in the Faroes. It would have been nice to have more detailed information/suggestions on sites and other activities.

By Alex Gabbi, Austin on Aug 03

The trip was well organized overall after an initial complication with hotel check-in. I would still recommend the agency to others traveling in the Faroes. It would have been nice to have more detailed information/suggestions on sites and other activities.

By Alex Gabbi, Austin on Aug 03

Everything was great. The only small thing,the dinner could be bigger.

By pavlotsky felix, kiryat ono on Apr 24

Everything was great. The only small thing,the dinner could be bigger.

By pavlotsky felix, kiryat ono on Apr 24

I spent 8 days in Finland, 3 night in Helsinki and two in Korpikatano Hotel in MInesjarvi (Lapland). This holiday actually surpassed all my expectations. I was travelling on my own with my two boys aged 8 and 9 and we all had a blast. It was all well organised and the hotels were all fab, but the arctic wilderness hotel by the Minejarvi lake was...

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By Alicia Moreno, Barcelona on Apr 06

I spent 8 days in Finland, 3 night in Helsinki and two in Korpikatano Hotel in MInesjarvi (Lapland). This holiday actually surpassed all my expectations. I was travelling on my own with my two boys aged 8 and 9 and we all had a blast. It was all well organised and the hotels were all fab, but the arctic wilderness hotel by the Minejarvi lake was best.The food was very healthy and tasty. The host, Anne, made an effort to explain what was typically Finnish. She cooked some scrumptious cakes for Easter too. The hosts were super friendly and it was a perfect location for the Northern lights hunt. We were given warm winter gear and we could use other equipment for toboganning, cross country skiing and snow shoeing any time we wanted. The other activities like dod sledding, ice fishing and the reindeer farm were all very fun. We were in a winter haven and we were lucky to see the northern lights, which made our trip even more special. Thank you to Kirsi for organising the perfect family winter holiday. We have gone back home with lots of memories to treasure. KIITOS.

By Alicia Moreno, Barcelona on Apr 06

Very warm welcome and staff at Lyngen were great throughout the stay. Food excellent. Location brilliant. Dog sledging fantastic.

By Lynda Chalcraft, Oxford on Mar 11

Very warm welcome and staff at Lyngen were great throughout the stay. Food excellent. Location brilliant. Dog sledging fantastic.

By Lynda Chalcraft, Oxford on Mar 11

A fantastic trip once in a lifetime. Thought had been given to allow my husband and I who both have mobility problems to enjoy this experience. The accommodation and trips were first class, gained so much insight into the Sami people. Transfers were prompt using good vehicles. The northern lights were amazing, glad we took a tour to learn how to...

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By Sylvia Darigala, Leeds on Mar 03

A fantastic trip once in a lifetime. Thought had been given to allow my husband and I who both have mobility problems to enjoy this experience. The accommodation and trips were first class, gained so much insight into the Sami people. Transfers were prompt using good vehicles. The northern lights were amazing, glad we took a tour to learn how to spot and photograph them. Ice hotel wonderful,even more special as met Betsies creator. Would not hesitate to book with magnetic north travel again.a special thank you to Kirsi.

By Sylvia Darigala, Leeds on Mar 03

Hello! we loved the trip! Everything was settled for us, and we merely had to be there to enjoy our holiday. The dog sledding activities were fun, however the organizing company did seem a little disorganized.

By Michael Khoo, Singapore on Mar 01

Hello! we loved the trip! Everything was settled for us, and we merely had to be there to enjoy our holiday. The dog sledding activities were fun, however the organizing company did seem a little disorganized.

By Michael Khoo, Singapore on Mar 01

We had a fantastic trip with Magnetic north Travel experiencing the true beauty of Norway in the Lofoten Islands and Lyngen Alps. The service provided has been exceptional and 24 hour concierge service a god sent after the Hurtigruten coastal steamer did not show up at Svolvaer. Thankfully, the MNT team helped us to ensure quick resolution and...

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By Pete Fowkes, Banbury on Feb 28

We had a fantastic trip with Magnetic north Travel experiencing the true beauty of Norway in the Lofoten Islands and Lyngen Alps. The service provided has been exceptional and 24 hour concierge service a god sent after the Hurtigruten coastal steamer did not show up at Svolvaer. Thankfully, the MNT team helped us to ensure quick resolution and keep our itinerary on schedule, allowing us to spend 3 of the most fantatsic days at the Lyngen Lodge. Two remarkable locations and we will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you Magnetic North Travel.

By Pete Fowkes, Banbury on Feb 28

We had an amazing time in Inari and in the mobile cabin. Esko is a really lovely host and the cabin was well equipped and lovely and warm. The hot tub was so much more than we expected - attached to a sauna, so we had use of both and it was amazing. If anything, a little too hot (got too hot and burned so didn't use as much as we had hoped)....

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By Anna Harron, Edinburgh on Feb 27

We had an amazing time in Inari and in the mobile cabin. Esko is a really lovely host and the cabin was well equipped and lovely and warm. The hot tub was so much more than we expected - attached to a sauna, so we had use of both and it was amazing. If anything, a little too hot (got too hot and burned so didn't use as much as we had hoped). Unfortunately we didn't see the lights, too cloudy but it was still an amazing trip and it will just make us return again. We found some lovely walking tracks through the forest and by the river which was very picturesque and well signposted. It would perhaps be useful in future to let people know about the strict alcohol laws in Finland, being a 'big' birthday, I tried to buy a bottle of champagne at Helsinki airport but you cannot buy at duty free for an internal flight - pack your own! Although Inari has 2 supermarkets, they do not sell champagne, or even wine!!!

By Anna Harron, Edinburgh on Feb 27

Thank you so much to Angela and the team at Magnetic North for organising a fantastic 40th birthday holiday to Tromso! The fisherman's cabin was in the most beautiful location on the side of a fjord and the dog sledding and northern lights photography course were amazing - we were lucky enough to view the aurora from a remote beach at midnight...

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By Kirsty, Southampton on Feb 27

Thank you so much to Angela and the team at Magnetic North for organising a fantastic 40th birthday holiday to Tromso! The fisherman's cabin was in the most beautiful location on the side of a fjord and the dog sledding and northern lights photography course were amazing - we were lucky enough to view the aurora from a remote beach at midnight which was an incredibly special moment. Can't recommend it enough!

By Kirsty, Southampton on Feb 27

All very well organised. The two is great. The only issue was with the renders trip. There were not sufficient sledges and had to wait for 1 hour.

By Gillarduzzi, Cortina d'ampezzo on Feb 23

All very well organised. The two is great. The only issue was with the renders trip. There were not sufficient sledges and had to wait for 1 hour.

By Gillarduzzi, Cortina d'ampezzo on Feb 23

Excellent short break holiday above Arctic Circle. Definitely an authentic experience. Enjoyed meeting some of the locals in the Lyngen region and being part of their way of life. Magnetic North were very helpful and knowledgeable, would recommend them.

By Anne Blagden, Peterborough on Feb 19

Excellent short break holiday above Arctic Circle. Definitely an authentic experience. Enjoyed meeting some of the locals in the Lyngen region and being part of their way of life. Magnetic North were very helpful and knowledgeable, would recommend them.

By Anne Blagden, Peterborough on Feb 19

Excellent short break holiday above Arctic Circle. Definitely an authentic experience. Enjoyed meeting some of the locals in the Lyngen region and being part of their way of life. Magnetic North were very helpful and knowledgeable, would recommend them.

By Anne Blagden, Peterborough on Feb 19

Excellent short break holiday above Arctic Circle. Definitely an authentic experience. Enjoyed meeting some of the locals in the Lyngen region and being part of their way of life. Magnetic North were very helpful and knowledgeable, would recommend them.

By Anne Blagden, Peterborough on Feb 19

Laura Greenman was our POC for Magnetic North and it was one of the best holidays I have ever taken. The tour guide was absolutely amazing, he was funny, knowledgeable and easy going. The driver was an amazing driver as he had to drive on very icy roads but making everyone feel safe. Wished we were able to eat at more true Icelandic restaurants...

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By Lisa Cornett, Came from Germany on Feb 18

Laura Greenman was our POC for Magnetic North and it was one of the best holidays I have ever taken. The tour guide was absolutely amazing, he was funny, knowledgeable and easy going. The driver was an amazing driver as he had to drive on very icy roads but making everyone feel safe. Wished we were able to eat at more true Icelandic restaurants but what was available was fine. Thank you for planning such a wonderful trip Laura!

By Lisa Cornett, Came from Germany on Feb 18

This trip has been by far my favorite vacation to date. Iceland is beyond gorgeous, and a must see by all. Every time I had thought I’ve seen it all, we would be shown something else incredible. Iceland is so pure, unique, and breathtaking. Our group had such a great time and would highly recommend it to others.

By Christiana, Chicago on Feb 18

This trip has been by far my favorite vacation to date. Iceland is beyond gorgeous, and a must see by all. Every time I had thought I’ve seen it all, we would be shown something else incredible. Iceland is so pure, unique, and breathtaking. Our group had such a great time and would highly recommend it to others.

By Christiana, Chicago on Feb 18

I highly recommend this tour. We saw so many wonderful sites that we never knew existed. I was awed by the natural beauty of Iceland. Our tour guide was amazing, he was very knowledgeable and spoke very clear English so we were able to ask him almost anything about Iceland and he was able to give us detailed responses. The Northern Lights portion...

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By Veronica, Washington on Feb 18

I highly recommend this tour. We saw so many wonderful sites that we never knew existed. I was awed by the natural beauty of Iceland. Our tour guide was amazing, he was very knowledgeable and spoke very clear English so we were able to ask him almost anything about Iceland and he was able to give us detailed responses. The Northern Lights portion of the trip was on point!! We were able to see the lights due to the diligence of our tour guide consistently checking the weather and activity level. Seeing waterfalls, the glaciers, volcanoes, and the beaches only added to our enjoyment of the trip!

By Veronica, Washington on Feb 18

My wife and I enjoyed one nights stay at the Golden Crown igloos as part of our Lapland Honeymoon trip. We arrived late in the evening, which seemed to add to the magic of our surroundings. After a very tasty meal in the near Kota hut, we settled into our serene sanctuary. It was a blissful nights stay and whilst we unlucky with the weather (too...

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By Mathew Evans, Cardiff on Feb 15

My wife and I enjoyed one nights stay at the Golden Crown igloos as part of our Lapland Honeymoon trip. We arrived late in the evening, which seemed to add to the magic of our surroundings. After a very tasty meal in the near Kota hut, we settled into our serene sanctuary. It was a blissful nights stay and whilst we unlucky with the weather (too cloudy for the Aurora), we had a great time. A fantastic experience and great memories made!

By Mathew Evans, Cardiff on Feb 15

Sadly, we didn't see the Lights - but that's an excuse to go to the Far North again! We fell in love with the beautiful scenery and the friendly people of Kiruna. The food at the Camp Ripan restaurant was very, very good. Breakfast and dinner was included in the price of our holiday but a look at the menu shows it is expensive, as things are in...

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By Jill Stevens, Brighton and Hove on Feb 08

Sadly, we didn't see the Lights - but that's an excuse to go to the Far North again! We fell in love with the beautiful scenery and the friendly people of Kiruna. The food at the Camp Ripan restaurant was very, very good. Breakfast and dinner was included in the price of our holiday but a look at the menu shows it is expensive, as things are in Sweden; you are paying for excellent quality and very good service. Our cabin was basic but clean and very warm. Our view (of a wire fence) was a little disappointing. But our outing on a dog sled was a real highlight - a wonderful day with an amazing guide who taught us so much about the local flora and fauna in particular, including how to recognise tracks in the snow, and nature and conservation in general. And our visit to the Icehotel was very interesting. Again we had a good guide. We would recommend both of these outings and, having spoken to other guests, it seems a visit to the space research station is also worthwhile. Snow mobiling looked fun, but it's a little too noisy and non natural for us. We were told the local ski slope was fun. We would recommend this holiday - but suggest that if you're hoping to see the Northern Lights from your cabin, you specify that you want a north-facing window, otherwise you could be there but unaware that the Aurora was in the sky.

By Jill Stevens, Brighton and Hove on Feb 08

We flew from Manchester to Oslo for a night, then to Svolvaer for 3 day, 1 day on a Hurtigruten ship into Tromso and then 4 day. We flew from Manchester to Oslo on Norwegian Airlines, which is low cost airline, but perfectly OK. Then flew SAS from Oslo to Bodo and then Bodo to Svolvaer with SAS. There was a electrical problem with the SAS plane,...

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By Andrew Marvin, Wakefield on Jan 28

We flew from Manchester to Oslo for a night, then to Svolvaer for 3 day, 1 day on a Hurtigruten ship into Tromso and then 4 day. We flew from Manchester to Oslo on Norwegian Airlines, which is low cost airline, but perfectly OK. Then flew SAS from Oslo to Bodo and then Bodo to Svolvaer with SAS. There was a electrical problem with the SAS plane, which meant we where late getting into Bodo, but SAS gave us an amended flight to Svolvaer albeit late. On our arrival Angela at Magnetic North (MN) let us know what of the trips we had booked had been cancelled due to lack of numbers. We where able to ring Angela from Oslo and talk through options, Angela then took it away and looked at options and emailed with additional information, which allowed us to make an informed choice - it meant we did not need to waste time of our own holidays. As where where going to be late to arrive into Svolvaer we rang Magnetic and they let the accommodation know and changed the time the taxi was going to pick us up, which was excellent as the flight arrival time changed 3 times! Our accommodation in Solver was at the Svinoya Rorbuer which is basically a large collection of cabins overlooking either the port or the mountains / fjords. The views where excellent either way and whilst we booked the basic one bedroom cabin, it was warm and the kitchen was clean and tidy with utensils. Only comment was the nearby town was not that nearby to walk. It was a 15 to 20 min walk and a bit more when it was snowing, so I would suggest that you might want to get food as you get the taxi from the airport. The town itself has a fair bit to see and do - in particular the pizzeria in the town was very good. The Hurtigruten was OK - it was 17 hours on a boat, but the scenery was to die for. When we got to Tromso, the hotel that MN had booked was the Scandic hotel on the port. It was excellent and again the window looked straight out on the scenery of the mountains opposite, the arctic cathedral and the port. Magnetic also booked also of our trips and all of them delivered exactly as booked. Overall, we where very pleased with Magnetic, Angela helped us through the booking process and gave us lots of options as to trips, to allow us to make good choices. Norway and Tromso in particular was excellent - and hope to go back very soon.

By Andrew Marvin, Wakefield on Jan 28

Hello My friend and I had an amazing time in Lapland and the resort was great just what expected. The activities were all great but the horse riding in the snow was the best so want to do it again! My only tiny tiny complaint was I originally booked this holiday with my boyfriend who is no longer! so my girlfriend took his place but all the...

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By Julie Penkethman, Manchester on Jan 21

Hello My friend and I had an amazing time in Lapland and the resort was great just what expected. The activities were all great but the horse riding in the snow was the best so want to do it again! My only tiny tiny complaint was I originally booked this holiday with my boyfriend who is no longer! so my girlfriend took his place but all the bookings, hotel and activities were still in his name so on the board every day we saw slightly irritating :-) but we still had the best time such a beautiful country will definitely be going back may be next summer so I can see the the husky puppies. Many thanks for all your help. Kindest regards Julie

By Julie Penkethman, Manchester on Jan 21

Magnetic North Travel made this trip so easy for us and taking care of everything so we didnt need to worry about a thing. Customising our trip to our wants and price range as fantastic. Great time walking around Kirkenes and an awesome room looking over the water. Had booked in for the husky sledding which we were able to get the dogs ready and...

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By David, London on Jan 19

Magnetic North Travel made this trip so easy for us and taking care of everything so we didnt need to worry about a thing. Customising our trip to our wants and price range as fantastic. Great time walking around Kirkenes and an awesome room looking over the water. Had booked in for the husky sledding which we were able to get the dogs ready and afterwards had an amazing home cooked meal. All finished off with a night in the snowhotel which was once in a lifetime experience!

By David, London on Jan 19

A fantastic and varied 6 day trip to the Arctic Circle. From Aurora Photography Workshop (and putting it all into practice- with fantastic results!) to riding fast ribs to see Orcas and Humpback whales in the same Fjord! From commanding your own huskies on a sled , snow shoeing uphill amongst stunning scenery, kicksledding in a light blizzard,...

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By Simon Worthington, Woking on Jan 11

A fantastic and varied 6 day trip to the Arctic Circle. From Aurora Photography Workshop (and putting it all into practice- with fantastic results!) to riding fast ribs to see Orcas and Humpback whales in the same Fjord! From commanding your own huskies on a sled , snow shoeing uphill amongst stunning scenery, kicksledding in a light blizzard, icefishing @ -22 degrees and Skidooing across frozen lakes to feed wild reindeer, Magnetic Travel worked hard to make sure we achieved the most from our valuable/ quality time away- down to the little details that get forgotten (Do we tip? What else should we see when we're there? What type of food do they sell in the middle of nowhere?!) This is certainly not for the budget traveller! It is for those who want something different/more out of their holiday time. For us, it offered us great opportunities to learn new things, 'live' in a relatively alien environment but, above all, has provided us all with lifelong memories. Our two University sons (hard enough normally to get them to come away with us!) said it was, without doubt, the best holiday they had ever had...

By Simon Worthington, Woking on Jan 11

Thank you for a well organised and hassle free trip to Camp Ripan in Kiruna. The cabins were exactly what my wife and I had in mind when we booked the trip - simple but very cosy. The hotel spa was outstanding and the restaurant food was decent. Unfortunately the chair lift at the Abisko Sky Station broke, so a visit was not possible, but we were...

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By Thomas Pascoe, Redhill on Jan 11

Thank you for a well organised and hassle free trip to Camp Ripan in Kiruna. The cabins were exactly what my wife and I had in mind when we booked the trip - simple but very cosy. The hotel spa was outstanding and the restaurant food was decent. Unfortunately the chair lift at the Abisko Sky Station broke, so a visit was not possible, but we were offered a refund and the opportunity to re-book another activity, which we both appreciated. The cross-country skiing was hugely enjoyable, and many thanks to the instructor who came out in -27* and with a smaller group than normal so that we wouldn't be disappointed. We would use both Magnetic North and Camp Ripan again.

By Thomas Pascoe, Redhill on Jan 11

We all had a really wonderful time? The holiday was all that we could wish for. And more. The accommodation was rustic warm and very welcoming The food home cooked and great just what was needed. The activities brilliant, we really got a glimpse of life as a reindeer herder and as a dog sledder. Our Australian family were entranced. The extra...

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By Baugh McAullay, Wetherby on Jan 08

We all had a really wonderful time? The holiday was all that we could wish for. And more. The accommodation was rustic warm and very welcoming The food home cooked and great just what was needed. The activities brilliant, we really got a glimpse of life as a reindeer herder and as a dog sledder. Our Australian family were entranced. The extra clothing and boots supplies were of really good quality and kept us warm at minus 30degrees so much so that we didn't need the ski salopettes that we took. And we did see the Aurora! Travel with Finnair was excellent. Thank you for all you help and guidance in arranging the holiday we very much appreciated it Kirsi.

By Baugh McAullay, Wetherby on Jan 08

Great experience with the huskies. The husky safari at the Birk B&B near Kirkenes is absolutely great. Organization from Magnetic Travel went all very smooth. Nice and easy.

By Guglielmo, London on Jan 05

Great experience with the huskies. The husky safari at the Birk B&B near Kirkenes is absolutely great. Organization from Magnetic Travel went all very smooth. Nice and easy.

By Guglielmo, London on Jan 05

We had a great time at Brandon Lodge, the staff were excellent, both in the lodge and on the excursions and the food was really great. Would highly recommend. Thanks also to Magnetic North Travel for organising everything so well-even helping us retrieve a bag that we left on the plane by accident.

By Katherine Fox, Leeds on Jan 04

We had a great time at Brandon Lodge, the staff were excellent, both in the lodge and on the excursions and the food was really great. Would highly recommend. Thanks also to Magnetic North Travel for organising everything so well-even helping us retrieve a bag that we left on the plane by accident.

By Katherine Fox, Leeds on Jan 04

Brandon Lodge is a very special place offering a truly personalised and most attentive service. Excellent atmosphere and quite a place to watch the northern lights on the frozen Baltic sea. The lodge and excursions work well for families.

By Rusling, Brussels on Jan 04

Brandon Lodge is a very special place offering a truly personalised and most attentive service. Excellent atmosphere and quite a place to watch the northern lights on the frozen Baltic sea. The lodge and excursions work well for families.

By Rusling, Brussels on Jan 04

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support in arranging the trip to Norway, we both had a great time and i'm happy to say the proposal went really well! The Lyngen Lodge team pulled out all the stops and really made it a special occasion that we will never forget. The scenery and location were amazing, plus we were lucky enough to...

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By Cian Radford, Birmingham on Jan 04

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support in arranging the trip to Norway, we both had a great time and i'm happy to say the proposal went really well! The Lyngen Lodge team pulled out all the stops and really made it a special occasion that we will never forget. The scenery and location were amazing, plus we were lucky enough to see the northern lights.

By Cian Radford, Birmingham on Jan 04

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support in arranging the trip to Norway, we both had a great time and i'm happy to say the proposal went really well! The Lyngen Lodge team pulled out all the stops and really made it a special occasion that we will never forget. The scenery and location were amazing, plus we were lucky enough to...

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By Cian Radford, Birmingham on Jan 04

I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support in arranging the trip to Norway, we both had a great time and i'm happy to say the proposal went really well! The Lyngen Lodge team pulled out all the stops and really made it a special occasion that we will never forget. The scenery and location were amazing, plus we were lucky enough to see the northern lights.

By Cian Radford, Birmingham on Jan 04

We had a super experience, family of 4, Mum, Dad, two girls in their 20's. Arranging the travel through MN, nothing was too much trouble. Booking seats for all flights and information about airport baggage handling in Oslo. We missed the chance to book London Tromso direct, but the stop in Oslo became part of the trip. There is a good 3.5 hour...

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By Andrew Blaber, Northampton on Jan 01

We had a super experience, family of 4, Mum, Dad, two girls in their 20's. Arranging the travel through MN, nothing was too much trouble. Booking seats for all flights and information about airport baggage handling in Oslo. We missed the chance to book London Tromso direct, but the stop in Oslo became part of the trip. There is a good 3.5 hour trip from Tromso airport to accommodation, with three ferries, the last a fishing boat, all part of the adventure. We were hosted by Sven and Ut at the Arctic Panorama Lodge in Skjervoy between Christmas and New Year 2015. The accommodation, think high class ski chalet, so clean and with good communal areas to get to know the other guests. The bedrooms were a reasonable size, the bathroom excellent, so you can get away from the others too :-) The food, typical Norwegian, what else! Well prepared. A tip :If you are a vegetarian be sure to make that clear in advance.We took the Snow mobile experience with Anders on Skjervoy, what a nice man, made us feel so welcome and the Dog Sled Safari (with Christina) including tacking up the sled and dogs, driving, then untacking and feeding the dogs at the end of the day; a unique and memorable experience. The clothing supplied was excellent (books and thermal suit) you will need good gloves and thermals (think skiing in January). We even saw a few northern lights. So if you have a bit of a spirit of adventure, willing to go with the flow and assimilate, but with a hot shower and comfortable accommodation at the end of the day this is for you.

By Andrew Blaber, Northampton on Jan 01

This was a most excellent experience in beautiful Northern Norway. The team at Magnetic North could not have been more helpful and special thanks to Kirsi for taking the time and trouble in answering our particular needs on the trip. It is rare these days to find a company that is genuinely committed to helping you have the best experience on your...

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By Barry C, Lydney on Dec 21

This was a most excellent experience in beautiful Northern Norway. The team at Magnetic North could not have been more helpful and special thanks to Kirsi for taking the time and trouble in answering our particular needs on the trip. It is rare these days to find a company that is genuinely committed to helping you have the best experience on your travels and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. We also got to see the Northern Lights which were truly breathtaking !

By Barry C, Lydney on Dec 21

The holiday was wonderfully organised from start to finish, with everything being arranged according to our requests. Vouchers for taxi transfers made every bit of the travelling easy. We were lucky enough to see pods of Orcas and a four hour spectacular show of the Northern Lights. An amazing holiday, thank you Magnetic North!

By Jenny Mather, Exeter on Nov 20

The holiday was wonderfully organised from start to finish, with everything being arranged according to our requests. Vouchers for taxi transfers made every bit of the travelling easy. We were lucky enough to see pods of Orcas and a four hour spectacular show of the Northern Lights. An amazing holiday, thank you Magnetic North!

By Jenny Mather, Exeter on Nov 20

The team at Magnetic North did a fantastic job of putting together our trip to Finland. We were able to view bears, wolves and wolverines from our hide in the remote wilderness. We have used other travel organizations in the past, but none compares to Magnetic North! Thank you so much.

By Dennis Sponer, Las Vegas on Sep 08

The team at Magnetic North did a fantastic job of putting together our trip to Finland. We were able to view bears, wolves and wolverines from our hide in the remote wilderness. We have used other travel organizations in the past, but none compares to Magnetic North! Thank you so much.

By Dennis Sponer, Las Vegas on Sep 08

We had a lovely holiday and thank you for all your input and help. The weather for the first few days was a little disappointing but after that things rapidly improved and we were able to see the islands at their best. The scenery was truly amazing but what really surprised us was the peace and quietness of the places we visited. We enjoyed all...

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By Margaret and Roger, Worcester on Sep 01

We had a lovely holiday and thank you for all your input and help. The weather for the first few days was a little disappointing but after that things rapidly improved and we were able to see the islands at their best. The scenery was truly amazing but what really surprised us was the peace and quietness of the places we visited. We enjoyed all the varied accommodation and were particularly surprised when we opened the door of our Rorbu in Nusfjord! Certainly the highlight for us was Skagakaia, our room was delightful, the situation made us feel we were at the end of the world and Lone looked after us superbly. The food was delicious and we particularly appreciated her advice about walks in the area. We took you up on your advice to go to the Viking Museum and the glass blowing workshop and very much enjoyed both on 2 very wet days! We did two very nice coastal walks one at Eggum and the other at Sto - part of Queen Sonja's walk. We also did the rib trip to Trollfjord which was great especially the sea eagles which we continued to see regularly for the final part of our trip - very exciting! Thank you so much for all your help and guidance.

By Margaret and Roger, Worcester on Sep 01

One of the best short holidays ever! The trip was extremely well organised and everything ran smoothly from the initial contact with Magnetic North till the end of the trip. The Fjord holiday in Aurland was beyond expectations. The place is really beautiful but it was the warm hospitality at 29/2 Aurland, the hostess's dedication and her...

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By P Moglia, London on Aug 04

One of the best short holidays ever! The trip was extremely well organised and everything ran smoothly from the initial contact with Magnetic North till the end of the trip. The Fjord holiday in Aurland was beyond expectations. The place is really beautiful but it was the warm hospitality at 29/2 Aurland, the hostess's dedication and her attention to detail that made this place so special. I 'd love to return.

By P Moglia, London on Aug 04

Thank you for such a lovely holiday. It was really fab. The cabin was beautiful. We had a lovely time. No faults at all. From ringing up to book...to being collected at the airport....to being greeted at the cabin.....it was all good. The location was really pretty. The cabin was everything it looked and very peaceful. We'd certainly book again...

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By Kerry Allwood, Nottinghamshire on Mar 30

Thank you for such a lovely holiday. It was really fab. The cabin was beautiful. We had a lovely time. No faults at all. From ringing up to book...to being collected at the airport....to being greeted at the cabin.....it was all good. The location was really pretty. The cabin was everything it looked and very peaceful. We'd certainly book again with you. Thank you so much for everything. Kerry

By Kerry Allwood, Nottinghamshire on Mar 30

Laura put a perfect trip together to see the northern lights in Norway. it was a perfect balance of adventure and luxury and all the details were taken care of. could not have asked for a better experience - We had one conversation with Laura and she came back with an outstanding itinerary and we were able to do many different things - fantastic...

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By Michele Jacobson, Richmond, VA on Mar 26

Laura put a perfect trip together to see the northern lights in Norway. it was a perfect balance of adventure and luxury and all the details were taken care of. could not have asked for a better experience - We had one conversation with Laura and she came back with an outstanding itinerary and we were able to do many different things - fantastic Lyngen Lodge, the hurtigruten boats, the snow hotel and Oslo. - loved every minute - hope to work with her again on another fantastic trip

By Michele Jacobson, Richmond, VA on Mar 26

The holiday was absolutely amazing, we both had the best holiday of our lives it was so magical and perfect. We have both fell in love with Sweden and the people. Your help and organisation was absolutely brilliant and really helpful that all the transfers were already booked and paid for. From having the itinerary printed out for us step by step...

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By Jaimie, London on Mar 23

The holiday was absolutely amazing, we both had the best holiday of our lives it was so magical and perfect. We have both fell in love with Sweden and the people. Your help and organisation was absolutely brilliant and really helpful that all the transfers were already booked and paid for. From having the itinerary printed out for us step by step to you being in contact and always getting back to us promptly I really felt very looked after by you and your company. Each hotel we stayed at was amazing and couldn't of asked for any more to be honest.

By Jaimie, London on Mar 23

We could not imagine a better place to view the Northern Lights. The Lodge sits within a pristine wilderness, far away from city lights. One needn't wander far from the entrance to the Lodge to see the lights. In fact, we experienced some dazzling views in the middle of the night through the window of our bedroom. The weather cooperated and we...

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By Rick Moskovitz, Ocala, FL on Mar 01

We could not imagine a better place to view the Northern Lights. The Lodge sits within a pristine wilderness, far away from city lights. One needn't wander far from the entrance to the Lodge to see the lights. In fact, we experienced some dazzling views in the middle of the night through the window of our bedroom. The weather cooperated and we enjoyed impressive displays three nights out of four. The ideal location of the Lodge is further attested by the 19 visits of Hiroaki Shintaku, a talented photographer who specializes in photographing the Aurora. While the challenge of photographing the lights in frigid weather is daunting, we felt privileged to share our time at the Lodge with Mr. Shintaku and grateful for his willingness to share his images. The Lodge is run primarily by a multicultural group of young volunteers from all over the world. They contribute an energy and joie de vivre that adds significantly to the experience. Their patience was also very helpful as we engaged as neophytes with the various winter activities offered.

By Rick Moskovitz, Ocala, FL on Mar 01

Amazing trip, and an amazing company. Originally arranged to see the Northern lights however due to storm in the Atlantic this was not possible,,we had booked other excursions for the days that we were there and these were brilliant The tour guides the transportation the ease of getting around all made for a great trip. I highly recommend this...

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By Craig howarth, London on Feb 10

Amazing trip, and an amazing company. Originally arranged to see the Northern lights however due to storm in the Atlantic this was not possible,,we had booked other excursions for the days that we were there and these were brilliant The tour guides the transportation the ease of getting around all made for a great trip. I highly recommend this company magnetic North have been every think you could've expected from a travel company, they provided clear precise instructions for travel and on arrival at the hotel.Iceland is a great country with plenty to see and do. Highly recomend a once in a life time trip.

By Craig howarth, London on Feb 10

First, I would like to thank you for making all the arrangements. Everything was like clockwork; from the flights, airport pick ups and to the best hotels and cabin. The pick up van was spacious and very comfortable. And at minus 35 degrees C, the warm clothings and boots were just wonderful.....we wouldn't have survived the cold without it! ...

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By S Poh, Singapore on Feb 03

First, I would like to thank you for making all the arrangements. Everything was like clockwork; from the flights, airport pick ups and to the best hotels and cabin. The pick up van was spacious and very comfortable. And at minus 35 degrees C, the warm clothings and boots were just wonderful.....we wouldn't have survived the cold without it! The cabin in Kilpisjarvi were just perfect; they were clean, warm and very comfortable. Gareth is a fantastic guy. He's responsible, patience and very professional. Every night when we were out chasing the northern lights, he would make sure that we are all dressed appropriately. And we would not return until we are satisfied with our photo shoot. Despite the problems with starting the van every morning because of the cold, Gareth is always on time. We were indeed very lucky to be able to witness the awesome Aurora display throughout the four nights at Kilpisjarvi. Aurora shots are not that straight forward; but with Gareth's professional coaching, even beginners like my wife and her sister were enjoying photo taking with their compact cameras. We would strongly recommend Gareth to anyone taking this tour.....He is just the best!!!

By S Poh, Singapore on Feb 03

We have just returned from an amazing long weekend trip to this beautiful region of Finland, our first experience of the extreme northern hemisphere! We were warmly welcomed at Ivalo airport by Timo who whisked us away in the minibus through breathtaking and remote countryside on roads that would bring Britain to a standstill! After a further...

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By Mary Burgess, Felixstowe, Suffolk on Jan 28

We have just returned from an amazing long weekend trip to this beautiful region of Finland, our first experience of the extreme northern hemisphere! We were warmly welcomed at Ivalo airport by Timo who whisked us away in the minibus through breathtaking and remote countryside on roads that would bring Britain to a standstill! After a further warm welcome from Anne at Hotel Korpikartano, followed a lovely lunch made specially for us, we settled into our comfortable accommodation. By then we couldn't wait to experience the Finnish outdoors first hand. There was no need to worry about adequate outer clothing - we were well kitted out from the start from a large selection of padded suits, gloves, hats and boots for the duration of our stay. What better way to familiarise ourselves with the arctic conditions then to be children again and slide vigorously downhill on sledges outside the hotel - and in the dark! Our local excursions were expertly led by Sebastian and included snow shoeing at night through the woods - just magic and such a privilege to experience the silence and beauty of the Arctic night. This was followed by animated conversation over firelight in the cabin by the lake! Snowmobiling, ice fishing and cross country skiing all featured in our packed weekend of adventure and fun. Despite the cold the activities were totally absorbing and in such beautiful settings, it often felt surreal. The 'icing' on the cake was definitely the trip to the Reindeer Farm led by Petris who pulled us on a sled on the back of his snowmobile. The rapid journey through the woods and across lakes, sitting on reindeer skins and covered in rugs can only be likened to an incredible dream. I kept thinking I would wake up any minute. We arrived in a clearing and sat amongst the reindeer who wandered happily around us. Again more fascinating conversation as we drank coffee prepared on the camp fire by Petris and soaked up the scenery and ethos of the Finnish landscape! There was much celebration on our last day as the sun made its first appearance since November! Also it was late on our last night when many of the hotel residents wrapped up and gathered with their cameras in -26 conditions on the frozen lake to witness the northen lights spectacle - a moment that we had patiently waited for. After each trip out our hotel room was a welcome refuge alongside a wonderful sauna bookable for all residents for private use. Genuine warmth and friendship prevailed throughout our stay thanks to Ana Timo and their wonderful team. Although basic, the home cooked meals were very tasty and included locally sourced meat and fish. This was a short break that we will never forget. We very much hope to return to Menesjarvi to explore the activities in more depth and make further fascinating discoveries about the Sami culture. Mary and Trevor Burgess

By Mary Burgess, Felixstowe, Suffolk on Jan 28

Fabulous in every way! Kirsi at Magnetic North has the patience of a saint. She put up with my dithering and indecision, then when I finally came to make a booking - she was away on holiday. Laura picked up the reins and completed the booking with similar diligence and professionalism. What a good team. As for the trip - well we had the most...

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By Andy Bills, Tromso and Lyngen Lodge on Jan 22

Fabulous in every way! Kirsi at Magnetic North has the patience of a saint. She put up with my dithering and indecision, then when I finally came to make a booking - she was away on holiday. Laura picked up the reins and completed the booking with similar diligence and professionalism. What a good team. As for the trip - well we had the most amazing time. From partying in Tromso like a couple of old age teenagers, to being looked after like royalty at the Lodge. The whale watching was incredible, the northern lights were spectacular and the dog-sledding - well what a fun day out. All wonderfully managed by the staff who just made everything happen smoothly and without any fuss. I can't single any out for special mention - they/you were all lovely and amazing. 10/10 ...... thank you Andy & Shiona

By Andy Bills, Tromso and Lyngen Lodge on Jan 22

It was a great trip with beautiful lights, lovely hosts and an amazing relaxing time. :)

By Cherish Tay, Singapore on Jan 13

It was a great trip with beautiful lights, lovely hosts and an amazing relaxing time. :)

By Cherish Tay, Singapore on Jan 13

We visited the snow village in Finland for our honeymoon with the help of the magnetic north team. We absolutely loved our special trip and we couldn't have done it without help from people who know the area. The service we received was second to none and we would definitely use this company in the future if we were to book a similar trip.

By Anneli Ebden, Manchester on Jan 09

We visited the snow village in Finland for our honeymoon with the help of the magnetic north team. We absolutely loved our special trip and we couldn't have done it without help from people who know the area. The service we received was second to none and we would definitely use this company in the future if we were to book a similar trip.

By Anneli Ebden, Manchester on Jan 09

First: all the admin, info, maps, planning in advance was perfect and smoothe. Your personal involvement was critically important - we had a real person to talk to! We got there under freak weather conditions but we survived. The car pick up at Tromso was a doddle and the cabin was really amazing. We arrived in a terrifying blizzard, but we had to...

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By W Bramley, London on Jan 09

First: all the admin, info, maps, planning in advance was perfect and smoothe. Your personal involvement was critically important - we had a real person to talk to! We got there under freak weather conditions but we survived. The car pick up at Tromso was a doddle and the cabin was really amazing. We arrived in a terrifying blizzard, but we had to turn the heating DOWN. My oh my we loved that cabin, all through our week. Andreas the owner was really helpful, both with info and digging us out of the ice without saying "silly Brits". Trudi was so friendly and helpful made us feel really welcome. We saw the lights only once though we were told the weather at New Year was not typical. However the whole island was wonderful and we got loads of great photos though the early dark descending tapped into my melancholy side, despite the great novels I brought! But I knew this beforehand, so it is my responsibiltiy alone.

By W Bramley, London on Jan 09

Everything was great. The crew out there are amazing. One of the best trips I've done and will recommend it.

By R Ewers, South Wales on Dec 22

Everything was great. The crew out there are amazing. One of the best trips I've done and will recommend it.

By R Ewers, South Wales on Dec 22

We had a great long weekend in Tromso, everything was pre-arranged and ran smoothly. Staff checked up on us regularly by email and even helped to rearrange a unexpectedly cancelled activity with a different provider. The location was amazing - we saw plenty of falling snow, whales, and the northern lights right from the cabin!

By Rosie Yates, Melbourne on Dec 08

We had a great long weekend in Tromso, everything was pre-arranged and ran smoothly. Staff checked up on us regularly by email and even helped to rearrange a unexpectedly cancelled activity with a different provider. The location was amazing - we saw plenty of falling snow, whales, and the northern lights right from the cabin!

By Rosie Yates, Melbourne on Dec 08

This was a highly memorable and enjoyable break. Lyngen Lodge is the perfect place to stay; situated in a beautiful location, luxurious, cosy and comfortable; manangement and staff could not have treated us better - every need is catered for and activities tailored to individual guests requests. The knowledge and experience of our guides made...

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By Susan McGahan, Chelmsford, Essex on Dec 02

This was a highly memorable and enjoyable break. Lyngen Lodge is the perfect place to stay; situated in a beautiful location, luxurious, cosy and comfortable; manangement and staff could not have treated us better - every need is catered for and activities tailored to individual guests requests. The knowledge and experience of our guides made each of the excursions all the more interesting and enjoyable. Food and hospitality cannot be faulted. We would not hesitate to recommend Lyngen Lodge and the Northern Lights short break. We definitely intend to go back again.

By Susan McGahan, Chelmsford, Essex on Dec 02

This was a perfect holiday. I have also written this up on Trip Adviser and given a five-star rating. Lyngen Lodge management clearly understand the concept of fantastic customer care, and have a team who know ho to deliver it. I had high hopes, and even higher expectations of the holiday and these were both exceeded. Well done as well to...

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By Mike Bruce, Rickmansworth on Nov 24

This was a perfect holiday. I have also written this up on Trip Adviser and given a five-star rating. Lyngen Lodge management clearly understand the concept of fantastic customer care, and have a team who know ho to deliver it. I had high hopes, and even higher expectations of the holiday and these were both exceeded. Well done as well to Laura of Magnetic North for getting the arrangements rights for my family and I at virtually no notice - great job. The 'kit list' you provided with the itinerary was also invaluable.

By Mike Bruce, Rickmansworth on Nov 24

I would like to thank your for organising our recent holiday in Norway. The accommodation was very comfortable and just what we wanted. On the 25th October we took the sightseeing trip of Lofoten in the morning. Despite the rain we visited many wonderful places. Nothing was too much trouble for the young lady guide and the driver. I am sure...

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By John, Stroud on Nov 24

I would like to thank your for organising our recent holiday in Norway. The accommodation was very comfortable and just what we wanted. On the 25th October we took the sightseeing trip of Lofoten in the morning. Despite the rain we visited many wonderful places. Nothing was too much trouble for the young lady guide and the driver. I am sure they let the trip run well over the agreed time. The food at Svolvaer was spectacular. We had not expected anything like that in the fishermens’ huts complex. The dinner cruise in Tromso harbour was great fun and gave us some glimpses of the northern lights. On the final night the weather forecast was very bad, but we went out all the same and were rewarded by clear skies and wonderful reflections of the northern lights in flat calm water. The photographer was very friendly, helpful and instructive. He showed me how to get some really great photographs and sent one, of the three of us, he took under the northern lights.

By John, Stroud on Nov 24

We all had a fantastic time in Norway. All the arrangements went very smoothly and the accommodation was utterly fantastic. Our three boys keep asking when we are going back! And we even got to see the Northern Lights. Thank you for all your help – it truly was an amazing experience.

By Ian W, London on Oct 21

We all had a fantastic time in Norway. All the arrangements went very smoothly and the accommodation was utterly fantastic. Our three boys keep asking when we are going back! And we even got to see the Northern Lights. Thank you for all your help – it truly was an amazing experience.

By Ian W, London on Oct 21

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