Guided tailored holidays

Tailor your holiday in one of our favourite locations in Western Lapland, Rovaniemi, Helsinki, Eastern Lapland or North Norway. We put together a programme for you, including accommodation and meals, plus the activities you want; walking, hiking, dog sledging, snowmobile safaris, photography, cycling, kayaking, visits to museums – you name it. And not only we put it all together, but our guide will accompany you from start to finish, making sure everything runs smoothly and you get the most out of your holiday.

Hiking in Kilpisjärvi

Guided road trips tailored for you

Want to see more than just one place? We love road trips! Your private driver will take you on a tour around Finland, Sweden and Norway. Sightseeing in cities, bear watching in a hide, short walks in amazing nature to stretch your legs. Local food, local people – all the best small places we know of. And did I mention, your guide is a professional photographer too, so if you want, you can have your holiday documented in style.

Multiple locations custom holidays

It’s a kind of a combination of a road trip and a guided holiday. Maybe you want to visit Helsinki first and then take the night train to Rovaniemi to see Santa? There you can continue to North Norway. Add a few walks in the nature (you see a pattern here, don’t you), maybe northern lights hunt if it is the season, and any other activities you like. We make sure you have all you want for a lovely holiday, and the guide is there most of the time to take care of you.

Tailored holidays road trip Adventure by design
tailored holidays adventure by design

Adventure holidays

Are you dreaming of an adventure in the wild? Disconnect from the world, enjoy the silence, use those legs for travelling? Arctic Lapland is a stunning location for both summer and winter adventures. Our professional guides can take you out on an expedition to remember. Hiking, kayaking and cycling tours in summer – how about a trio of them all? Or try skiing and snow shoeing with us in the wintertime. We can tailor your guided adventures in the National Parks and wilderness areas in Finland, northern Sweden and northern Norway. It might be worth to mention here, that our philosophy is “go slow” – even our most adventurous adventures, we carry out bearing this in mind. Stop, take a breath, and take in what you are doing.

Aurora holidays

If your dream is to see the northern lights, you can join one of our aurora tours. If those dates don’t work for you, we’d be happy to tailor you your very own package. Your guide Gareth is a passionate northern lights photographer, so you can be sure, that you will get some stunning photos of the “green lady” whether or not you have your camera with you. And the obligatory note: northern lights are a natural phenomenon, and cannot be guaranteed. However, we will always do our best to make this dream come true.

northern lights in Norway

Important small print

Your money is safe. Once you accept our itinerary, you will pay a non-refundable cancellation fee, which covers the costs we have for making the bookings for your holiday. The rest you only pay once you have started your holiday and have met us and seen that everything is as it should be.

You should always take travel insurance and make sure it covers the type of activities you are planning to do.

On our custom holidays, we can be flexible with the programme and activities – add more nature walks (we like to walk) or do less walking if the weather is poor. Your guide is there for you and he will – within reason, make any changes you like. However, pre-booked activities with other companies often cannot be changed at last minute.

All our holidays are guided, and are formed around the products Adventure by Design arranges. The focus on our holidays is the nature – activities from light walks on road trips to multiday adventures in the wild.

Because of a high demand, we have started to do self-guided itineraries too. We plan you a detailed itinerary, you take care of the rest from booking to completing. There is a small fee we change for the plans.