7. Lapland, Sweden – Improve your Arctic bushcraft
Delve into Laponia on Discover the World’s Swedish Lapland: Northern Lights and Sámi Glamping trip and trek Stora Sjöfallet NP, staying with Sámi reindeer-herders. Sleep in lawu tents, explore the history of the area and master your bushcraft skills, before heading to a mountain lodge to soak in pitch-black skies and the aurora.
Who: Discover the World
When: Selected dates from Dec 16-Mar 17
How long: 5 nights
8. Iceland – Stay in an Observatory
Drive the sights of southern Iceland on Taber Holiday’s Hotel Rangá and the Northern Lights trip, cresting the Golden Circle. The real treat, though, is your hotel, where its retractable roof and observatory mean you can watch the lights through Iceland’s most advanced telescope. Handy.
Who: Taber Holidays
When: Daily, until 31 Mar 2017
How Long: 4 days
9. Canada – Break into ‘Polar Bear Jail’
Strike out into Canada’s northern tundra on Grand American Adventures’ Churchill Polar Bear Experience. Stalk boreal forest along the Hudson Bay in search of Arctic foxes and polar bears, then visit Cape Merry, where bears that have wandered into town are ‘jailed’ until release. Try your hand at dog-sledding, then strike out across frozen land to spy the aurora.
Who: Grand American Adventures
When: Selected dates from 10 Octo-14 Nov 2017
How Long: 6 Days