With winter drawing in, the heating is being turned up and we are reaching for that scarf in the back of the wardrobe. 

It’s not all shivers and gloom though, we at Just Journey think it’s time to focus on the amazing places that are best visited during this winter season.  Skiing is of course the obvious choice, but that aside and as we specialise in the more unusual holiday, we would like to set our focus on the wonder that is the Aurora Borealis, aka. The Northern Lights.

There are a good selection of countries breaching the Arctic Circle that boast remarkable viewing positions for this natural wonder, but you must remember they are as elusive as they are spectacular.

The usual destinations cover, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada and they all offer wonderous packages.  These can include Ice Hotels, visits to Santa’s Lapland with festive winter villages, sleeping in glass igloos and enjoying the whole nights sky from your own bed.

There are cruises that focus on this beauty, spa breaks with saunas and fresh ice pools. But if we could really peak your interest with a destination rarely visited, we have some great itineraries to Russia or even the hardly visited Greenland, where its vast and unspoilt landscape will offer some of the greatest chances for capturing that wonderous sighting of the famous Northern lights.

Interested in experiencing the Northern Lights yourself or have other travel plans, you can call into Just Journey at 53 Bridgford Road or call 0115 7500 500 and speak to our travel specialists.

You can also visit their website by logging onto justjourney.co.uk