Family: Six snow adventures

Pick a wintry holiday to suit even hard-to-please teens, from seeing Santa to husky-sledding.

By Rhonda Carrier
Published 8 Dec 2016, 08:00 GMT, Updated 8 Jul 2021, 10:11 BST
Cross country, Finland

Cross country, Finland.

Photograph by Getty Images

With teens

Where: Canada
What: Baffin Bay Explorer
Why: A safari-style Arctic adventure. Kayak amid glaciers.
Details: From £4,500pp including transfers, accommodation, activities and most meals. Flights extra.

With over-10s

Where: Finland
What: Jeris Family Winter Cottage Experience
Why: Classic Finnish fun during this six-day trip includes husky safaris and a meal in an ice
Details: From £1,645 (adult) and £1,155 (ages five to 12) including flights, meals and guides.

With under-fives

Where: Lapland
What: Holiday Club Hotel, Saariselka
Why: Your base is a compact village, ideally located for taking part in wintry activities. The hotel takes all the hard work out of entertaining tots with its Angry Birds activity park.
Details: Four nights' B&B from £670 (adults) and £545 (ages two to 12).

With tweens

Where: Sweden
What: Northern Lights Adventure Break at Brändön Lodge
Why: Expect an off-grid experience during this four-night trip to the frozen Luleå archipelago with its 1,300 tiny islands: you'll snowmobile on sea ice, snow-shoe and husky-sleigh in search of signs of Arctic wildlife. Staying in cabins, you can spend evenings watching for the Aurora Borealis.
Details: From £1,279 (adult) and £468 (ages one to 11) excluding flights but including accommodation, all meals, activities and winter clothing.

With over-fives

Where: Slovakia
What: Winter family holiday
Why: Skiing and snowboarding, dog-sleighing and snowshoeing are all on the agenda on this eight-day Tatra Mountains trip.
Details: From £1,424 (adult); £1,282 (child), including flights.


Where: Andorra
What: Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa, Soldeu
Why: Staying in this luxury hotel means all the family have fun, whether they hit the slopes or choose to chill out in the spa, the sun terrace, or in the restaurant tucking into the Michelin-star food. Younger guests can be amused in the kids' club (ages four years to teens) at the neighbouring Sport Hotel.
Details: One week from £1,193pp half-board including flights and transfers.

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Published in the 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller Family (UK)


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