The lowdown

Why go? For a totally different adventure this winter, pack your woolies and head to Finnish Lapland for a holiday under the Northern Lights and for an even more spellbinding experience spend a night or two in an igloo.

Accommodation: Built new every year in the classic Inuit way, the structures are surprisingly cosy for an ice block standing in the Arctic wilderness – kitted out with home comforts and reindeer hides for warmth. The domes are set in the grounds of the Davvi Arctic Lodge in the woodland of Karesuando and cost an extra £120 a night to use. 

Activities: On the itinerary is husky sledding, forest trekking, as well as trips to the Sami Museum – to learn about their culture –, the snow castle carved from ice and a reindeer camp. 

Price: A seven-night Northern Lights break to Finnish Lapland costs from £999 per person with Transun (01865 265 200), including flights from London Gatwick departing on 5 January 2014. Three and four night itineraries are also available. Specially chartered flights depart from regional airports such as Newcastle, East Midlands and Bristol, throughout January, February and March 2014.