Welcome to The Artisan Travel Company

A collection of three independent brands built by the same group of travel experts. Established in 2002, we are an independently owned specialist tour operator providing exceptional travel experiences for families and adults alike.

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About the Artisan Travel Company

All of our brands are underpinned by our strong belief in personal service and our exceptional product knowledge. Our travel experts are always on hand to give you firsthand advice on any of our holidays.

At Activities Abroad we offer unforgettable family activity holidays throughout the year. From reindeer sleigh rides in Lapland to canyoning in Catalonia, canoeing in Costa Rica to Northern Lights hunting in Norway; we use our own families’ experiences to craft your family’s holiday.

The Aurora Zone is the UK’s original and only dedicated Northern Lights holiday company. With itineraries throughout Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Greenland and Canada, we do all that we can to ensure that our guests experience the North at its very best, whilst providing the best possible chance for you to see the Northern Lights.

Artisan Travel is all about dream fulfilment and ticking off those must-do bucket list experiences and must-see destinations. Every holiday has been designed in conjunction with our local partners to ensure you experience the absolute best of this amazing planet.

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Our Brands

Activities Abroad

Activities Abroad specialise in year-round active family holidays, taking in Europe, Scandinavia and some spectacular long haul destinations. We use our own families’ experiences to craft award-winning family holidays.


The Aurora Zone

The Aurora Zone is the original and the only dedicated Northern Lights specialist tour operator, offering the widest range of Northern Lights Holidays for adults across Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Canada.


Artisan Travel

Artisan Travel provides dream fulfilling holidays which marry expertise and local knowledge to provide unforgettable year-round experiences. Destinations include Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the Mediterranean.


Contact Us

The Artisan Travel Company, Suite 2, Netherton Park,
Stannington, Northumberland, NE61 6EF

+44 (0)1670 785 049

Credit: Visit Iceland and Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson