Expect crafted breaks that give you the very best chance of seeing the Aurora.
We are one of the original northern lights holiday companies and over 14 years have developed a market leading range of short breaks to some of the best viewing locations to see the Northern Lights. We were the first to open up Abisko and Greenland as Northern Lights destinations and are continually looking to spot the next hot spot before others do.
We only offer the best locations to see the Northern Lights and our action-packed itineraries are designed to make the most of your time and get the best out of the destination, whilst not forgetting the little touches.
We live and breathe Northern Lights and are happy to advise the best time to see them, and are happy to demystify some of the misinformation that is out there about when you should go.
We also understand that you don’t want to spend daytime in these destinations waiting for the night and the chance to see the Northern Lights so we organize some incredible daytime activities for you so you really do have an action packed and thrilling break.
Expect expert knowledgeable advice tailored to your requirements.
We have a policy at the company that we don’t “sell” and that instead we advise. You will not find the hard sales pitch that you come across in other companies. We want to share our knowledge with you to help you make the right decision. We know many of you are celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or an anniversary and we understand how important it is to you for it to be perfect.
As we are Northern Lights specialists we have a huge choice of different types of breaks to see the Northern Lights, and so can advise on the strengths and highlights of each country, lengths of break and different types of activities and hotels to meet your requirements in terms of experience and budget.
The more detailed areas that we will be taking into consideration when we talk to you are how fit are you, as some of our breaks are more physical that others; are you happy to self drive so you can self explore at your own pace, or would you prefer a guide to take you around; how do you feel about the different weather conditions of the destinations, as some can be quite extreme; what level of comfort and adventure are you looking for?
We want happy clients so it is in our interest to give you the right advise!
Expect unrivalled customer service and support.
We try our upmost to ensure that there are no problems, and 14 years of offering these destinations has ironed out the little stumbles along the way. However sometimes events beyond our control affect your trip. This could be a cancelled flight, a Volcanic eruption or very severe weather for example. We track every single clients international flights so we often know about any flight problems before you do. We also provide a 24 hours emergency number so you can contact us at any time whilst you are travelling so we can help work through the options with you.
Take a look at our client’s feedback on the independent Reviews.co.uk website– we are proud of what people say about us.
Expect the personal touch from people who really care about your trip.
We are a small personal family run business and we like to work with similar minded family run partners in the destinations. Indeed we now count many of our partners as friends and have met their families and played with their children. As a result your activities will have a very personal feel with local passionate guides giving you local insights, and will be in very small groups. This is in sharp contrast to many other companies who do coach tours, very large super jeep tours or huge groups for the snowmobiling and Husky Sledding tours. That just isn’t the wilderness experience you are looking for!
Returning clients tell us again and again how much smaller and intimate are tours are compared to others. We just don’t do packaged groups! You are treated like an individual throughout. Yes you will inevitably meet other clients of ours when you are on the activities, but all our experiences are in small groups allowing for a more personal experience.
We know due to our knowledge of the destinations and the strength of our relationships with our partners your activities are often in areas away from the crowds offering unique experiences that others just cannot offer.
We have personally been to the destinations many times and know the destinations, guides and accommodation we are recommending. We only work with people we know, and whom we have met and trust, as we want to exceed your expectations. Based on feedback from previous clients we know that the level of our guided activities is exceptional and “makes” the trip something rather special.
Finally we understand it is the little things that matter, and we don’t take our eye of the ball in terms of that. It may be something as little as making sure our partners know it’s your birthday so they can wish you happy birthday, and make sure that they make you feel special. We have helped countless clients celebrate a big birthday or wedding anniversary and deliver that lifelong memory.
We are fully accredited and 100% compliant with ATOL.
Weekend a la Carte Ltd is an ATOL bonded travel operator, ATOL NO: 6578. This is a bonded licence with the Civil Aviation Authority, and protects your flight inclusive package (with a UK departure) if a tour operator goes out of business. To reassure you though we have been in business for 14 years now and have grown steadily year on year and have a very stable business.
We are a family run business who care passionately about your break, and understand that in many cases this is marking a special occasion. Kevin and Abigail Collins run the business and always go out of their way to ensure that your break goes ahead despite any unexpected travel disruptions.
You don’t need to take our word for it though take a look at the many reviews we have received over the years. I think you will be reassured that we deliver what we say we are going to.
What you see is what you get!
As we tailor make our breaks we will send you an individual quote at time of enquiry. We will give you the best price we can on a daily basis based on currency movement and flight costs. This quote is valid for 48 hours to give you time to decide.
Once your booking is confirmed we give you our guarantee that we will not increase the price due to future tax, currency or oil price fluctuations. Many of you are booking a year in advance and we think it is important to reassure you on that there will be no unexpected extra costs you were not aware of.
Honest unbeatable quality and pricing.
We will be surprised if you can find the same breaks elsewhere as we have developed unique bespoke breaks.
We are also confident you would not be able to arrange the same quality of holidays at the same experience level, or cheaper, by going direct.
In the unlikely event you think you have found someone else selling the same break at the same quality then we would be happy to review it, and will match their price if it is a like for like break.