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Luxury Helicopter Tours of Scotland - Scotland's Ultimate Holidays & Journeys

Posted by on December 19th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Luxury Helicopter Tours of Scotland - Scotland's Ultimate Holidays & Journeys

For those clients who prefer to get around far quicker than the road allows and who love the idea of seeing an alternative perspective of Scotland - Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions provide some of the travel industry's most exciting luxury helicopter based holidays. 

Our carefully crafted, tailor-made Scottish itineraries include flying tours of Scotland, working with the country's best aviators. In 2018 we have given a record-breaking number of Sandgrouse Travel clients immense flexibility by incorporating more helicopters into our luxury Scottish programmes. We have seen...

The Film: Svalbard 78° North

Posted by on June 13th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Svalbard, Adventure at the North Pole

Spitsbergen, Svalbard: certainly one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, better still, it's easily accessible from mainland Norway with daily commercial flights. Curious and intrepid visitors alike are able to view some of the most dazzling displays of Aurora Borealis that can be seen anywhere in the world.

During the Polar Night there is 24-hours darkness here, at only 650-miles south of the North Pole, the northern lights in Spitsbergen are...

Luxury Scotland with a Land Rover Defender, Discovery or Range Rover

Posted by on June 4th 2018 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland

Land Rover 4x4 Hire Scotland - Luxury Scotland
In a Land Rover the act of journeying itself is as much a part of your adventure as the places you visit.  What better vehicle to explore Scotland's rugged and scenic beauty than a Land Rover. Indeed the Land Rover brand itself is synonymous with adventure and exploration the world over. 

(With an array of Land Rover models to choose from including , Defender and Discovery models right up to the Range Rovers we are confident you will have the right vehicle for you). Click to enlarge

CHOOSING THE RIGHT VEHICLE...

"SCOTLAND WILD SLEEPS" - NEW INNOVATIVE MICRO-ESCAPES FOR EVERYONE

Posted by on April 14th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Scotland Wild Camping
ESCAPE; WAKE UP SURROUNED BY RUGGED MOUNTAINS IN WILDERNESS THAT'S GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL

Scotland is a destination to rival any of the 'trending' locations seen in our in-flight magazines or Instagram feeds. A small, beautiful country that packs an almighty punch. It could be said, Scotland is clichéd by images of hairy Highland cows, castles perched on rocky outcrops and tartan clad pipers in heathered glens. And yet, Scotland has a habit of delivering on these classic images. This is a country rich in heritage. A place defined by rugged...

Scandinavia's Happy Secret: Friluftsliv

Posted by on March 19th 2017 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Sandgrouse Travel, Nordic Outdoor, Sandgrouse Travel Event, Nordic Outdoor Event, Will Copestake Talk, Will Copestake Adventures
Friluftsliv! Be inspired and learn more about the Scandinavian outdoor lifestyle and how it can improve your own life. Join us on March 29th at the brand new Nordic Outdoor store in Glasgow.

Did you know that the Nordic countries hog the top ten world rankings for the most happy people? This amazing fact prompted us to wonder why? Beyond the superb infrastructures, great standards of living, pioneering social care systems and the secure and strong economies there is to us a much more obvious and ancient...

Guest Blog: The Art of Dressing for Winter by Nordic Outdoor Ltd.

Posted by on December 8th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Guest Blog: The Art of Dressing for Winter by Nordic Outdoor Ltd.
We are pleased to announce that we have teamed up with the brilliant Nordic Outdoor Ltd who have shops throughout the UK. Nordic Outdoor are the UK's leading supplier of quality Scandinavian outdoor and bushcraft equipment. 

On booking your tailor-made holiday with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions you will receive a personal discount code to use in-store or online. We love the idea of giving you the chance to make sure you are properly kitted out with the best gear before your adventure.

At Nordic Outdoor you...

Buy your incredible experience now: Arctic Adventure with Will Copestake the 'UK Adventurer of the Year'

Posted by on November 28th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia

Buy your incredible experience now: Arctic Adventure with Will Copestake the 'UK Adventurer of the Year'
Join 'UK & Scotland Adventurer of the Year', Will Copestake in Arctic Svalbard. Book your 2017 adventure today and kayak at the top of the world with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions  ***No previous experience required***

Every now and again in life an opportunity presents itself that should be grabbed with both hands. Our latest luxury adventure offering, which sees you on expedition in the high Arctic with some of the best guides in the world is one of those unique chances not to...

Land Rover Experience Scotland as part of our Luxury Scotland trips

Posted by on August 18th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Sandgrouse News, Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Land Rover Experience Scotland as part of our Luxury Scotland trips
"Our clients and incentive travel groups not only have the luxury of using Land Rovers of their choice for the duration of their amazing Luxury Scotland trips but they also have the chance to put a Land Rover through its off-road paces at the official Land Rover Experience Scotland centre close to Dunkeld." - Solveig Kerdranvat, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions.   Set amongst the beautiful Perthshire countryside in 'Big Tree Country' at the heart of Scotland, you find the incredible Land Rover Experience Scotland centre. 

(To...

TALISKER WHISKY ATLANTIC CHALLENGE 2015: Team Hesco in 'The world's toughest row'

Posted by on September 30th 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News

TALISKER WHISKY ATLANTIC CHALLENGE 2015: Team Hesco in 'The world's toughest row'
3,000 nautical miles, up to 90 days at sea, 1 challenge

Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions are pleased to announce their full support for ‘Team Hesco’ in this year’s ‘Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge’. Team Hesco is one of the ‘pairs', or two-man ocean rowing teams, taking part this December in what is commonly dubbed 'the world's toughest row’, a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The team, who are hoping to raise £100,000 for charity, includes Theo Jones (27, Great Britain) and Shane Chadwick (34, Australia). They will be competing against 30...

Iceland: Images from The Land of Fire and Ice

Posted by on June 3rd 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia

Iceland: Images from The Land of Fire and Ice

"Captivated by the pristine beauty of all that lay before me, I stood motionless. Time slowed in what were a few brief moments of magic; I was spellbound and oblivious to the day's fast fading light."

An Icelandic saga captured through the lens

When Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions asked me if I would be interested in going out to explore Iceland's wild and rugged landscapes with my camera, I didn't have to think twice about it.

Iceland is a photographer's dream destination and somewhere I had always wanted to visit with...

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