What is a Winter Tour?
Five Stars of Scandinavia's exclusive Winter Tours make this a holiday season to remember. Enjoy the pristine wilderness of Northern Europe on one of our many active tours or safaris.
Visit Lapland, Finland's northernmost area and the home of Santa Claus who resides in its capital city, Rovaniemi. Minutes outside Rovaniemi lies Santa Claus Village where visitors can talk with Santa in his office and mail letters with a unique Arctic Circle postmark from his post office. Experience a true Christmas fantasy in the unspoiled, snow-covered scenery Lapland has to offer.
Travel to Jukkasjärvi, a small village nestled in the northernmost part of Sweden, and stay in the astounding ICEHOTEL: a complete hotel constructed of over 30,000 tons of snow and ice blocks from the Torne River. Pamper yourself in a beautifully ornamented suite reserved exclusively for you. Walk outside your suite and awe at the ubiquitously iced art gallery, bar, cinema, and chapel.
Venture to Iceland and view the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and beautiful of nature's phenomena. Experience this splendor in the natural realm of Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier.
Husky Safaris allow six huskies to lead you, the musher, through the silent, snowy forests of Northern Europe. On a Reindeer Safari visit reindeer farms and either take a reindeer-drawn sleigh ride or earn a reindeer driving license and take the reigns yourself. Snowmobile Safaris include a driving lesson from our experienced guides followed by a day driving to either Lainio Snow Village, the Icebreaker Sampo, or an ancient forest.
Ski or snowboard at a handful of Northern Europe's most famous ski resorts, such as Björkliden and Levi. For the truly adventurous, we offer a 15-day advanced expedition. We ski through the imposing mountains and glaciers of northeast Spitsbergen to summit Newtontoppen, Svalbard's tallest mountain.