Bite-size news about trips to northern Iceland, a Moomins-themed holiday to Finland and a Santa’s Lapland break
Fans of the Moomins can enjoy a new family holiday to Finland from Best Served Scandinavia. The six-night Moomins in Finland itinerary takes in the Moomin cafes of Helsinki, travels to a Moomin theme park, a museum, and includes opportunities to meet the characters. The trip starts from £795 per adult and £295 per child.
Super Break is offering 22 Incredible Iceland departures for winter 2018. The trips visit Akureryi in northern Iceland, located 38 miles from the Arctic Circle. Each break includes a Northern Lights tour and a Lake Myvatn Adventure, visiting the Goddafoss waterfall, the boiling mud pools of Namafjall and Vogafjos working farm.
Santa’s Lapland has devised a new premium experience for its winter 2018 brochure. Santa’s Aurora incorporates activities such as an Aurora wilderness dinner, a husky ride and an interactive igloo experience. Clients will stay at the luxury Star Arctic Hotel, whose hillside location makes it perfect for spotting the Northern Lights.
Luxury Gold has added Timeless Scandinavia to its portfolio for 2018. On the trip, guests will learn about the nautical heritage and Viking histories of the region as they travel through Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Highlights include a sightseeing cruise of Gothenburg and a scenic journey aboard the Flam Railway. Prices start from £5,006pp.
Legoland Billund in Denmark celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, with new rides and attractions to honour the milestone. These include the Flying Eagle rollercoaster and expansion of Legoredo Town, where a new ride and revamped Lego Canoe area are now open.
Simply Luxury by Travel 2 has created a new seven-day Explore Iceland tour, starting in Reykjavik and taking clients to the Golden Circle. Prices start from £699pp including flights, accommodation at the Reykjavik Centrum hotel and transfers. Valid for travel on June 10.
Astronomy lecturer Graham Bryant will now join Hurtigruten’s 12-day Astronomy Voyage in 2019. He will accompany voyagers on the MS Finnmarken, departing in December 2019 from Bergen, Norway. The trip is priced from £1,517pp.