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Whale Watching Iceland

Looking for something new to try with the family in the New Year? Well the Lonely Planet has a few suggestions! They’ve released their list of the 10 best family destinations in 2014, offering a host of spectacular ideas and featuring both Iceland and Lapland.

So, why Iceland? Well for starters it’s home to some of the world’s most iconic natural features, from other-worldly lava fields to cascading waterfalls and even the largest glacier outside the Poles: Vatnajökull! As well as these breathtaking and educational discoveries, Iceland offers plenty for families with smaller children. Whisk the kids away on the ultimate activity break and try out some of the unforgettable pursuits on offer including country walks, meeting the famous Icelandic horses and even whale watching!

Family Snowshoeing Lapland

Of course, it’s easy to see why Lapland made the cut. The world famous home of Santa, this winter wonderland escape is undoubtedly one of the best places to take the kids this year. If you’re already excited for next Christmas then take a look at a festive break to Lapland and discover one of 2014’s best destinations at one of 2014’s best times to travel! This said, whether it’s Christmas or not, the pristine landscapes of Lapland are well worth a look. So for the ultimate winter holiday, check out what the Mighty Fine Company can do for you!

3. January 2014 by Emma Smith

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Real Men Play Finnish Football

Finland Snow Scene

Whilst many footballers tend to over-dramatise on-pitch developments, Rovaniemen Palloseura players face Arctic conditions each time they take to the pitch and never think twice about it.

The Finnish Premier League team embraces the freezing temperatures. Indeed, at one time or another, most players have faced temperatures of -18.

So how do team mates from Nigeria, Mexico and El Salvador cope with the freezing conditions? ‘They are shocked when they arrive,’ explains defender Tuomo Könönen ‘but after a while they are fine.’

If you want to travel to Lapland but aren’t feeling quite so brave, check out the Mighty Fine Company and you can leave your football strip at home!

22. October 2013 by Emma Smith

Unusual Accommodation in Scandinavia

Mirror Cube Harads

More and more people are keen to find truly unique holidays that are a contrast from the usual breaks in the sun. The unusual accommodation in Scandinavia attracts couples, families and lone travellers alike who wish to savour the individuality of hotels and sites that are set amongst sensational backdrops. Winter transforms the lush green landscapes of Scandinavia into a vast wonderland, punctuated by snow-capped mountains and forests bedecked with icicles, which glint in the sun like frozen jewels. It is therefore no wonder that places such as the Igloo Village in Finland is popular among contemporary holidaymakers. What makes this unusual accommodation in Scandinavia alluring is the fact you have the opportunity to stay in either a glass or snow igloo. Each is distinctive and boasts different benefits. The glass igloos provide panoramic viewing of the skies and are perfect for looking for the Northern Lights or enjoying a spot of star gazing. The snow igloos provide a much more intimate experience that is ideal for couples who can keep snug in insulated sleeping bags, resting on reindeer skins. More...

28. May 2013 by Joanne Wilson

Just Got Back from… Saariselkä

Dog Sledding LaplandThe overall feel of the holiday village in Saariselkä is one of homely charm which would appeal to families and couples. My experiences here have been amongst my most memorable to date. The magical ambience of the snow covered fells and rustic cabin accommodation really do make for the ideal winter escape. The Kakslauttanen Igloo Village is a shimmering cluster of snow and glass igloos, log cabins and hotel rooms and suites. Although based in a picturesque rural area, there are numerous facilities nearby, including shops, cafés and other hotel restaurants. During my stay I plucked up the courage to embark on a snowmobile safari. As anyone who knows me will gladly tell you, I am the original scaredy cat, so this was no easy decision! However, in no time at all, my fear was superseded by excitement and I can highly recommend this as a spectacular way to imbibe the incredible Arctic scenery. Although snowmobiling may have filled me with slight, yes slight, intrepidation, I am always open to new experiences and so, when we stopped to enjoy reindeer around an open fire, I was happy to sample the local cuisine. If you are searching for a unique family break or a romantic getaway, the Kakslauttanen Holiday Village is well worth a look.

Hotel room Saariselka

Watch out for the Moose

26. January 2013 by Emma Smith

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