Get me out of here... - winter sun, northern Norway, Cape Town


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Now... Winter sun in the wild Atlantic

Cape Verde is an Atlantic island nation that basks in year-round sunshine. Departing on 10 December, you can spend a week exploring the main island of Boa Vista, using the Iberostar as your base, with meals, transfers and Thomson flights from Gatwick for £828pp.

Soon... NYE in northern Norway

On 28 December, the Mighty Fine Company has a four-night break to Harstad in Arctic Norway. The package includes B&B at the Thon Hotel, transfers and flights from Gatwick for £1,399pp, plus a Northern Lights hunt, a boat trip to some Arctic islands and a NYE's dinner with fireworks.

Later... A Cape escape next year

Book by 20 December and travel in May to bag a South African adventure for £999pp. The deal includes SAA flights from Heathrow, car hire and three nights' B&B in Cape Town at the Pepper Club Hotel, two nights' B&B on the Garden Route and two nights' full-board at a safari lodge with game drives.