Custom tours designed for you

We are a small company with a big love for outdoors, great experience and adventure.

Whether you are looking for a city photography tour, activity holiday in Norway, or hiking in the remote wilderness in Arctic Europe, we’d love to plan your custom holiday with you.

NOTE: Due to a last minute cancellation, we now got availability in mid-February for one week.
We are fully booked January – March 2018, last places for April winter activities are booking quickly. We are booking already for December 2018 – January 2019.

We will not be taking any bookings from the 1st September until the 6th December 2018. We will be taking the time to meet new contacts, scout new locations and spend time with family.

Northern lights over Kuornarjoki Cabin

Looking for ideas for custom holidays

Check out our example itineraries from our tailored holidays page.

Snowshoeing in Kilpisjärvi

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does custom tour work?

We spend time with you to make sure we know what you really want to experience. Every custom tour is made from scratch, together with you. To get you started, here are some ideas for tailored tours. You should also take a look at our package tours, all of them can be organised for you privately and tailored to suit your interests.

We like to keep you active, so even if you are on a road trip with us, we include at least short nature walks to the programme. As one of our customers said on her review: “the highlight was the trip to Auttikongas nature trail where we hiked through the beautiful frozen forest and it was there we got to do our snow angel showdown! I will never forget this beautiful winter wonderland experience. Absolutely priceless!!!!”

Once we have made a plan for you, you confirm your dates by paying the non-refundable cancellation fee.  You pay the rest of the payment only once you have arrived.

Travelling with children to Finland and Norway?

We are an outdoors adventure company with lots of fun activities for bigger kids and adults. However, we believe nature is the grand playground and we’d be happy to tailor your holiday to suit your kids. Leave those iPads at home and come to spend some old-fashioned time together. Note that some winter activities are not suitable for very young kids for they might get too cold.

Where do we arrange the most awesome custom holidays?

We arrange our custom tours above the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi, Kiruna, Tromso are the three cities in our region. We know that visiting the famous cities is important, but otherwise, we like to keep you off the busiest destinations and show you the Finland and Norway we love. We can give you tips for arranging your visit to Helsinki too if you need some.

Our focus is the nature and all the fun you can do there, whether you like day walks or want us to take you on a three-country Nordic ski trip into the wilderness. Even on road trips and city visits we always include a walk to nature; it is an experience you should not miss while in the North.

Whenever possible, we work with small local companies, where we know the owners and who share our values of fun and respect.

As a bonus on our trips, you have a professional photographer as your guide, so you can be sure to see the most photogenic locations, not only the ones famous from social media. Not to mention the photos you can get of you and your group!

NOTE:

We are fully booked January – March 2018, last places for April winter activities are booking quickly. We are booking already for December 2018 – January 2019. 

We will not be taking any bookings from the 1st September until the 6th December 2018. We will be taking the time to meet new contacts, scout new locations and spend time with family.

What have our customers been saying?

Custom tours - Hiking

minou1993

“We recently walked the Land of Giants Trek organised by Gareth from Adventure By Design. It proved to be the highlight of our 3-month Scandinavian Tour. Gareth tailored the walk to suit our timetable…”

Custom tours - For families

The_Chops

“We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Gareth Hutton of Adventure by Design for his top notch service from the time we made our first enquiry to the very last day of our trip. His professionalism has exceeded our expectations in all aspects.”

Custom Tours - Northern Lights

Marco_Sabrina

“To summarize: Amazing tour, amazing pictures, amazing accommodation and amazing guide!! I really recommend to organize your tour in Lapland with Adventure by design!!”

Custom Tours in Lapland

Emma M

“Gareth could also speak Finnish to aid translating for the locals. I greatly recommend going through Gareth again for another adventure!”

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