- Explore Islands in the Arctic Circle
- See the Northern Lights
- Try dogsledding
Few winter holiday experiences can match the spectacular Vesteralen Islands, a cluster of small islands in the Arctic Circle. The Gulf Stream ensures that the winters are relatively mild and the intoxicating mix of fjords and mountains teeming with wildlife are ours to explore on skis, snowshoes and dogsled. The Northern Lights are a regular companion this far north and our evenings are kept free to search out this ethereal wonder.
What makes this trip responsible?
Sustainability is hugely important to this local community through managing fish stocks for the fishing industry, protecting whales and natural habitats for species that are rare in other areas, such as the sea eagle. Culturally this is a very important area to support as many Sami families live here and the money that tourism brings helps keep their cultural heritage alive, as it supplements farming.
Northern Lights in the Vesteralen Islands, northern Norway