Discover Iceland and Finland with Abercrombie & Kent

According to Oxford University’s World Happiness Report for 2024, Finland and Iceland are two of the happiest countries on earth.

They’re also home to some of Scandinavia’s most incredible natural landscapes and experiences—witnessing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is one of them. And despite Iceland’s recent volcanic activity, both are safe destinations for those with a sense of wanderlust for the natural world.

Discover Iceland

Journey: Seven-days Iceland & the Northern Lights

This winter journey takes you to one of Europe’s most visually breathtaking countries in search of magical landscapes and the Aurora Borealis. By day, explore Iceland’s geothermal landscapes, discovering dramatic waterfalls, lava tubes, geysers, fjords, and hot springs, and by night, witness the sky’s mysterious, otherworldly glow.

Experience: Traverse the Breathtaking Landscapes of the Golden Circle

The powerful Gullfoss waterfall, the explosive geothermal Geysir, and the monumental Thingvellir National Park — Iceland’s Golden Circle landscapes showcase world-renowned natural wonders and humbling historical sites. Rich in culture, riveting heritage and spectacular Nordic scenery, visiting this glacial wonderland will take your breath away.

Stay: Torfus Retreat

A stay at Torfhus Retreat is the ideal place to see the mystical phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis due to its isolated location and zero light pollution. Merging into the surrounding meadows with roofs covered in grass and wildflowers, each room has its own basalt stone hot pool — the perfect place to soak your bones while you keep your eyes on the black, inky sky.

Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland
Gullfoss Waterfall © Shutterstock

Discover Finland

Journey: Eight-days Northern Lights in Finnish Lapland

Discover the wonder of Finland while travelling by snowmobile and snowshoe across a classic white winter landscape. By day, learn all about Lappish culture with a visit to a reindeer and husky farm in Rovaniemi, a city just south of the Arctic Circle. Enjoy the opportunity to ride a sleigh, mush a dog sled and try your hand at ice fishing while, after dark, searching for the Aurora Borealis in the velvet night skies. 

Experience: Encounter the Aurora Borealis by Snow Mobile

Climb aboard a snowmobile, travelling through magical snow-covered forests to reach a small lake. Drop a line down a hole cut in the ice, and hope to land perch or whitefish like a local. Warm your fingers around a fire, and tuck into a hearty meal of soup, rye bread, berry juice and cookies before returning to the extraordinary Arctic Treehouse Hotel.

Stay: Arctic Treehouse Hotel

The Arctic Treehouse Hotel provides a unique blend of luxury and comfort in the heart of the Arctic Circle. Each of the 32 treehouse suites has a wall-to-ceiling glass wall with spectacular views of the surrounding skies and forest. Bed down in Arctic nature among snow-dusted pines, wispy auroras in winter and summer views of the midnight sun. You might even like to stay in one of the exclusive Arctic Glass Houses with epic glass roofs for endless views of the North Sky.

Arctic Treehouse in Finland
Artic Treehouse Hotel Rovaniemi © A&K

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