In the Scandinavian cities such as Stockholm, Olso, Copenhagen or Helsinki you’re always guaranteed a fantastic city break of amazing places to explore with so much to see and do. October is also a great month to travel for the Northern Lights however it is an ‘in between’ month in many places in the Arctic Circle. The snow has not yet arrived so some of the more popular winter activities such as dog sledding and snowmobiling are not yet possible; so it is important for us as your Adventure Artists to know what is most important to you during your trip for us to suggest the best place for you.
Highlight itineraries for October
Best place to visit: ICELAND
A trip to Iceland is perfect for October months particularly for a self-drive exploratory trip around the island. The reason being is that it is before the tougher and darker winter weather sets in which makes driving the ring road more challenging, and gives you the chance for blue sky days to admire the famous cascading waterfalls and the black sand beach with a beautiful bright backdrop, but still great Northern Lights chances in the evenings. And if it is chilly you can always warm up in a hot spring whatever the time of day or year!
Here are some of our frequently asked questions about the month of October; but don't forget - our Adventure Artists are on hand should you need to ask us anything else!
The short answer in the Arctic Circle in October is; no. There is not enough snow in October to guarantee any snow-based activities such as dog sledding or snowmobiling. The weather may have gotten colder in October and the nights are drawing in fast so it is darker but there isn’t yet the blanket of white that the Arctic is usually associated with.
There are however plenty of other activities that make this an amazing month to travel such as hiking, boat trips and cultural exploring!
Yes! October is a fantastic month for the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle. The nights are dark enough to provide the backdrop for a brilliant display whilst the days are still light enough to enjoy the scenery around you.
Unique Properties to visit in October
TreehotelArguably one of Northern Sweden’s most famous experiences
Lyngen ExperienceA beautiful and secluded lodge on the coastline of Northern Norway
Torfhus RetreatTorfhus Retreat