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Nordic Breaks and Northern Lights Holidays


Our team of experts at Cox & Kings have come up with a selection of northern lights holidays offering travellers the chance to experience the greatest light show on earth on a short tour or private journey. See this spectacular natural phenomenon at the height of its powers as the solar cycle continues in its most active phase. 

Experience one of the earth's most remarkable natural wonders on a short break to the frozen north. Cross the Arctic tundra in search of the awe-inspiring aurora borealis and discover a white wilderness of fjords, mountains, enchanting ice formations, and fascinating wildlife. 

For more details about these options, please call one of our consultants on 020 7873 5000

See our itineraries below:

Short Break to Saariselka - Holiday Club 3 nights

Saariselka & Kakslauttanen

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £560
Saariselkä began life as a gold prospector's town high in the Arctic Circle. However, as the rush faded, the town gradually developed into a winter resort surrounded by gentle rounded fells ideal for winter sports. The town lies in a valley with the...
Short Break to Kemi - Cumulus Hotel 3 nights


4 Days / 3 Nights
from £455
Kemi is a town and municipality located at the mouth of the Kemijoki river by Bothnian Bay in the Lapland region of northern Finland. The town was founded in 1869 by royal decree due to its proximity to a deep water harbour. With a population of about 22,...
Short break to Rovaniemi - Scandic Hotel 3 nights

Rovaniemi (Lapland)

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £555
Famous as the home of Santa Claus, Lapland is a true winter wonderland where the sky is often filled with the enchanting spectacle of the northern lights. Located in Finland's far north, the city of Rovaniemi springs to life every winter as visitors come...


4 Days / 3 Nights
from £475
First settled by Vikings in 874, Reykjavik is the world's most northerly capital cities and one of the smallest, making it easy to explore on foot. Framed by the majestic Mount Esja and Faxafloi Bay, the city enjoys a wonderful natural setting. Close to R...
Short Break to Hvalfjordur -  Hotel Glymur 4 Nights

Hvalfjordur (Hotel Glymur)

5 Days / 4 Nights
from £920
Hvalfjordur or Whale Fjord as the names translates, is the longest fjord in south-western Iceland at 30km long and 5km wide. The fjord's name originates from the large number of whales...
Short Break to Alesund - Radisson Blu 3 nights


4 Days / 3 Nights
from £480
This small fishing port, on islands connected by bridges in the northern part of Norway's fjord region, is an ideal base for exploring the region. The island was rebuilt by art nouveau architects from all around Europe following a fire that destroyed most...
Short Break to Alta - Rica Alta Hotel 3 nights


4 Days / 3 Nights
Situated at latitude 70 degrees north, the town of Alta benefits from a relatively mild climate. Made up of three areas called Bossekop, Elvebakken, and Bukta, all known collectively as Alta, Alta achieved official town status on 1 January 2000. The town...
Short Break to Kirkenes - Rica Arctic 3 nights


4 Days / 3 Nights
from £645
Situated on the far north eastern tip of Norway at the 'top of the world', the little town of Kirkenes is set beside a vast fjord 400km inside the Arctic Circle. The area offers an excellent chance of spotting the natural wonder of the northern lights tha...
Short Break to Tromso -  3 nights Radisson SAS


4 Days / 3 Nights
from £395
Known also as the 'Gateway to the Arctic', Tromso has been the starting point for many polar expeditions. It is the world's northernmost university town and it has a vivid cultural and pub life. Tromso is surrounded by snow-capped mountains.
Short Break to Balea Lac - Hotel of Ice 3 nights

Balea Lac (Hotel of Ice)

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £895
Situated in the Fagaras Mountains, the highest part of the Southern Carpathian Mountains, at an altitude of 2,034 metre above sea level, Balea Lac is a glacier lake located in central Romania, in Sibiu County. A popular hiking and ski-ing area, the lake i...
Short Break to Lulea - Scandic Hotel 3 nights


4 Days / 3 Nights
from £555
Located on the Bothnian Coast, the town of Luleå is excellent destination for outdoor pursuits. One of the principal reasons for this is that Luleå is situated in an archipelago of over 800 islands which is a haven for wildlife. During the winter months,...
Short Break to Kiruna - Scandic Ferrum 3 nights


4 Days / 3 Nights
from £575
Situated in the province of Lapland and the northernmost city in Sweden, Kiruna is 200km north of the Arctic Circle. Due to the picturesque surrounding countryside, the town is popular destination for winter sports including dog-sled and reindeer tours. T...
Short break to Jukkasjärvi - Ice Hotel 3 nights

Jukkasjärvi (Ice Hotel)

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £995
Located 15 minutes' drive from Kiruna airport, the village of Jukkasjärvi is renowned for its ice hotel that is built annually in the winter months from the nearby lake. The village has a small number of buildings centred on the local church....
Christmas Lights & Polar Nights with the Golden Eagle

Christmas Lights & Polar Nights with the Golden Eagle

11 Days / 10 Nights
from £6595
Travel in luxury to this remote part of Russia, on board the Golden Eagle - one of the finest trains in the world. This 11-day tour travels from Moscow to St Petersburg via the ancient Golden Ring villages of Vladimir and Suzdal, also visiting the norther...