A little bit different from other Inntravel holidays, these adventures promise more than just the thrill of exploring off the beaten track. Indeed, so unusual are some of the holidays below, that you will return home with some great stories, and many more fantastic memories.
Enjoy dog-sledding and more in Lapland
Promising plenty of unique experiences in surroundings of mystical beauty (which are even more surreal in the beautiful twilight of December and January), a holiday to Lapland
is one that you will remember for years to come. Experience the thrill of gliding across the snow on a dog-sled, encounter reindeer at close quarters, contrast riding on a snowmobile with snowshoeing, and relax in traditional style with a sauna. The adventure doesn’t end at nightfall, however – with luck you will be able to watch the Northern Lights dance and twirl.
Spend a night under the stars in the sub-Sahara
The night spent under the huge desert sky in a (very comfortable) nomad-style tent in the dunes of the sub Sahara is one of many highlights on our Moroccan Adventure
. Getting to the camp is an adventure in itself – you travel by 4x4 with your own guide across the Atlas Mountains, pausing to contemplate the vastness of the desert from the Tizi n’Tichka Pass and to marvel at Alexander the Great’s original maps in Tamegrout, before swapping the 4x4 for a camel. You arrive in time for the sunset, when the dunes are at their most mystical. Very memorable.
Walk from the Eiger to the Matterhorn
Walking on the high paths beneath some of the Alps’ most revered peaks is undeniably challenging, with demanding ascents and descents each day, but is highly rewarding, too – enjoy incredible views of these humbling mountains and the great camaraderie that exists among fellow walkers when you pause at the mountain cafés dotted along the routes. (Fortunately, there always seems to be one just when you need it!) The highest point on the holiday
is the Augstbordhorn Pass, at 2,893 metres, a fantastic spot from which to admire the vistas.
Seek out the Northern Lights on the Norwegian-Russian border
Part of the feeling of adventure on this break comes from the otherworldly location: only 50 metres or so from the Russian border, the Sollia Gjestegård
is surrounded by miles of Arctic wilderness. By day, we highly recommend seeing this borderland region (and hopefully some of its wildlife) up close on a dog-sled. By night, you can keep watch for the Northern Lights, with one evening spent at your hosts’ ‘base camp’, where, far away from any light pollution, there is a good chance that you will witness a ‘performance’ of this awe-inspiring phenomenon.
Gain insights into rural life in India
Our holidays in India
are about more than discovering landscapes of astonishing beauty – you have the chance to see traditional village life as few others see it, while staying as a privileged guest in the midst of village communities and exploring in the company of a local guide-cum-interpreter. Thus you may find yourselves being given an ad-hoc lesson in rope weaving in the backwaters of Kerala
, joining in a game with the village children in the foothills of the Himalayas
, or harvesting fruit on a smallholding on the edge of the Great Thar Desert.
Journey past North Cape on the Hurtigruten steamer
Journeying on the Hurtigruten steamer
along Norway’s deeply fissured coastline north-eastwards from the fascinating island city of Tromsø is a truly amazing experience. If the thrill of discovering such a remote, far-flung region were not enough, we include a husky safari through the wilderness while you are on terra firma near the Russian border, and you also have the opportunity to strike out on snowshoes or even join a local fisherman in search of king crabs. To top it all off, you may also be lucky enough to witness the elusive aurora borealis swirling across the night sky.