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Artisan Travel by The Artisan Travel Company

We always ask our suppliers to show us the main sites and attractions but also the places that they frequent in their daily lives. We also ask them what they would see and do if they were visitors in their own country because we want to experience their country beyond the manufactured veneer of its most visited tourist sites.

It is the local tourism suppliers, our partners, who know the destinations best and to think otherwise would be simply foolish. So, we sit down with our local suppliers and create itineraries that they, as locals, believe best reflect their country or region. Sometimes, this will miss out an attraction that would be on every other tour operator's programme but if

We always ask our suppliers to show us the main sites and attractions but also the places that they frequent in their daily lives. We also ask them what they would see and do if they were visitors in their own country because we want to experience their country beyond the manufactured veneer of its most visited tourist sites.

It is the local tourism suppliers, our partners, who know the destinations best and to think otherwise would be simply foolish. So, we sit down with our local suppliers and create itineraries that they, as locals, believe best reflect their country or region. Sometimes, this will miss out an attraction that would be on every other tour operator's programme but if our local suppliers say avoid it then we will avoid it.

That is what makes Artisan Travel that little bit different. We rely on local knowledge to create holidays that allow you to really get beneath the skin of any given destination and see the very best of it in a given amount of time.

Artisan Travel Holidays

18 holidays are available in this programme

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This eleven-night action-packed tour of Alaska centres on the world-famous Iditarod dog sledding race. Get in and amongst the action and experience dog sledding through the Alaskan Wilderness. Once the race starts, you’ll enjoy experiences such as snowshoeing, glacier walks and Aurora hunts.

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The Winter Adventure offers incredible highlights including an exclusive night on a husky safari staying in a wilderness cabin. There is also a real sense of adventure in the air at your welcoming hotel. After a day of activities, the saunas await and dinner provides the ideal chance to catch up with fellow adventurers.

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New Year Event: Celebrate New Year’s Eve twice on Artisan Travel’s 'Utsjoki – New Year twice' trip. Start with a traditional Finnish dinner in Utsjoki before crossing the border into Norway for more festivities. Other activities include a husky safari, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and a visit to a traditional Sámi village.

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Your cosy cottage, surrounded by stunning scenery, is an ideal retreat after a day of arctic activities. This holidays includes a night in the wilderness, with dog sleds and snowmobiles, as well as snowshoeing and cross country skiing. This holiday to Jeris really encapsulates the essence of this remote region. Max group size 20 approx

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Book early for this unbeatable Arctic experience as musher of your own dog sled. Drive huskies through the wilderness of Pallas-Ylläs National Park in North West Lapland in small groups of one to seven (with no single supplements for solo travellers). A full-on week and an unforgettable experience! Max group size 7 approx

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