Feeling spontaneous or just really need a quick escape? The Arctic is one of the most remote, scenic and peaceful destinations on the planet and it’s a great place to escape. With private charter jets able to land in the most remote of locations, escaping to the Arctic for 24 hours is easy as 1-2-3.
Let’s take a look a some of the coolest places in the Arctic that you can escape to for 24 hours and reasons why the Arctic is a great place to visit and explore, even with a limited amount of time available.
Take The Kids To Visit Santa In Lapland
Lapland is an area stretching across the three Nordic countries, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Santa’s Lapland is called the official Santa Claus town and is located in Rovaniemi, Finland.
Santa Claus Village has two Santa’s, one of the Santa’s at the Main Post Office which is located in the centre of the town. You will pre-purchase a gift for this Santa from a list that the workers will have for you before you meet Santa.
Tip: If you’re staying in Santa Claus Village, please display your room card at the Village gift shops for more discounts
Stay At An Ice Hotel in Sweden
The Ice Hotel is situated in Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden and is the most famous ice hotel in the world. It is made entirely out of snow and ice. The Icehotel Sweden is located around 11 kilometres from Kiruna and has over 65 warm and cold rooms that are built yearly using local river ice. The hotel expanded its facilities in 2016 and launched the IceHotel 365 as all year round facilities offering luxury suites and artsy suites. T this exclusive Swedish Lapland hotel also features an ice bar, ice cinema, two heated restaurants, Two mountain camps, Four meeting rooms, ice-sculpting workshop, and even an ice chapel.
See The Northern Lights in Norway
November through to March is the peak season for seeing Northern Lights as the nights are long, but you can also visit any time between September and March to get a fair chance to see them, with March providing the best chance of clear skies.
Some of the best places to stay in Norway where you will have great views of the northern lights are:
â— Tromsø Ice Domes Hotel
â— Aurora Camp
â— Eliassen Rorbuer
â— GLØD Pine Forest
â— Northcape Seapark
Two Arctic Holidays Destinations You Can Enjoy For 24 Hours in Summer:
Summer temperatures in Norway can exceed 25 to 30 degrees Celsius and humidity in the air is scarcely present meaning it still feels fresh when the suns out. The nights are often temperate, and the sea and the many forest lakes typically reach 18 degrees or higher, making swimming a pleasant pastime.
The summer season is also a great time to walk, ride and camp out.
Much of the snow has melted away in the mountains, and plenty of people enjoy their summer holidays out in nature.
The sun stays up much longer during summer months, allowing you more sunlight to cram as much as you can into 24 hours as possible!
Escape To Iceland For 24 Hours In The Summer
Iceland’s summer months are June, July and August, and this is the most common time to visit Island. Temperatures during these months average 10–13 ° C (50–55 ° F) warm. If you’re lucky, it can reach 20–25 ° C (68–77 ° F) a summer day. And there’s plenty of sunshine here of course. Iceland has what is known as the Midnight Sun, a beautiful phenomenon which can be experienced in the summer–when the sun stays apparent at midnight local time.
As the sun is up for so long, you won’t have to limit the attractions you can visit while the suns still up, meaning you can keep hiking, cycling, driving and visiting volcanos and hot springs throughout the night, in the light! Incredible.
Whichever time of the year you decide to visit the Arctic, you are sure to have a great experience. Both winter and summer seasons in the destinations mentioned above vary greatly; the sun shines until midnight in the summer months, and in the winter the skies are filled with the beautiful northern lights which are breathtaking to see. Even if you only have 24 hours to spare, you’ll get to experience something incredible.