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Nordic Breaks and Northern Lights Holidays

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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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting               020 7873 5000         end_of_the_skype_highlighting .

Nordic Breaks and Northern Lights Holidays

Europe
Finland
Short Break to Saariselka - Holiday Club 3 nights
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Saariselka & Kakslauttanen

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £695
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
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Kemi

4 Days / 3 Nights
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
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Rovaniemi (Lapland)

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £580
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...
Finnish Lapland and Rovaniemi
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Finnish Lapland and Rovaniemi

3 Days / 2 Nights
from £1360
Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus, visited annually by thousands of tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of him in his log cabin, located on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is also the capital of Finland's northernmost province, Laplan...
Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi and winter ecapades
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Finnish Lapland, Rovaniemi and winter ecapades

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £1380
Rovaniemi is the official home of Santa Claus, visited annually by thousands of tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of him in his log cabin, located on the edge of the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is also the capital of Finland's northernmost province, Laplan...
Finnish Lapland & the Northern Lights
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Finnish Lapland & the Northern Lights

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £1735
Finnish Lapland begins roughly along the Arctic Circle and expands north. Known as the 'Wild North', the area is the last refuge of Finland's Sámi people, who have traditionally subsisted on reindeer herding. This vast expanse of arctic tundra has no...
Iceland
Reykjavik
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Reykjavik

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
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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...
Aurora Adventure Northern Lights Special
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Aurora Adventure Northern Lights Special

5 Days / 4 Nights
from £1085
Fly into Reykjavik, the warm capital city of Iceland, before flying out to the wild south-east of the island for your stay in Hofn. Experience the natural wonders the area has to offer from the Vatnajokull glacier to searching for the northern lights. Thi...
Iceland: Akureyri & the North
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Iceland: Akureyri & the North

5 Days / 4 Nights
from £1095
Explore the cultural centres of both southern and northern Iceland in search of the northern lights and experience the stunning natural beauty and wonders of the land of fire and ice. This short 5-day itinerary includes stays in both Reykjavik and Akureyr...
Icelandic Heritage
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Icelandic Heritage

7 Days / 6 Nights
from £1110
Visit the historical heartland of Iceland - Reykjavik, Thingvellir and Reykholt, home to the pre-eminent author of the Icelandic Sagas - before heading north via the stunning Hvalfjordur to the Snaefellsnes peninsula. The area will forever be associated w...
Lake Myvatn Northern Lights Special: Hotel Reynihlid
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Lake Myvatn Northern Lights Special: Hotel Reynihlid

6 Days / 5 Nights
from £1195
Explore the cultural centres of both southern and northern Iceland in search of the northern lights and experience the stunning natural beauty and wonders of the land of fire and ice. This short five-day itinerary includes stays in both Reykjavik and Lake...
Norway
Short Break to Alta - Rica Alta Hotel 3 nights
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Alta

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 Alesund - Radisson Blu 3 nights
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Alesund

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £535
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 Kirkenes - Rica Arctic 3 nights
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Kirkenes

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £745
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
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Tromso

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £765
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.
Norway and the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten
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Norway and the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten

12 Days / 11 Nights
from £1895
Tromso is known as the 'gateway to the Arctic' and the starting point for many polar expeditions. It is the world's northernmost university town with a rich and vivid cultural life. From Tromso, climb aboard a ship of the iconic Hurtigruten fleet, which b...
Romania
Short Break to Balea Lac - Hotel of Ice 3 nights
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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...
Sweden
Short Break to Kiruna - Scandic Ferrum 3 nights
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Kiruna

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 Lulea - Scandic Hotel 3 nights
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Luleå

4 Days / 3 Nights
from £620
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 Jukkasjärvi - Ice Hotel 3 nights
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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....
Stockholm and the North
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Stockholm and the North

5 Days / 4 Nights
from £1680
Combine a visit to Sweden's capital, Stockholm, built on 14 island's and considered one of the most beautiful capital's in the world, with a stay in Swedish Lapland at the iconic Tree Hotel in Lulea. Highlights include the islands of Gamla Stan in Stockho...
Sweden's Ice Hotel
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Sweden's Ice Hotel

3 Days / 2 Nights
from £2595
Located in the village of Jukkasjarvi, 200km inside the Arctic Circle, the iconic Ice Hotel is situated along the banks of the frozen Torne river, from which the mammoth blocks of ice used for its construction are cut.

The Torne river ice...
Russia
Christmas Lights & Polar Nights with the Golden Eagle
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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...