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The Journey Designed, is a boutique travel company, founded by two best friends, Michelle and Dennis in 2017.

Our philosophy is to take slow adventures. Staying in a place long enough to make meaningful connections, and have conversations that help us understand our own path. The purpose of every journey is to empower deep connections and pursue what makes us feel alive.

Over the past decade, we have gained extensive expertise in the Nordic countries. Our goal is to create customized itineraries highlighting the beauty of these locations, through sustainable practices, working with local partners and supporting local communities.

We continue to uncover the magic of the North. It is our mission to provide life-changing journeys with authentic, personalized, high-quality experiences and full support on the ground.

Our journeys will guide you into creating new realities together.

Our journeys change lives.

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What We Do

Our journeys are tailored to your preferences, whether it be a small group trip to meet new people, or an individual private tour. You can join one of our small intimate group trips, and for those who prefer traveling alone, we can customize one just for you. Our team of designers will create an itinerary for you, whether it's a family holiday, honeymoon, or a corporate trip. Our Arctic guides will help you on the ground and you can count on us for a variety of services to make sure you stay comfortable throughout your journey.

destinations

Each of our seven destinations is carefully curated. We are driven by a passion for adventure, exploring new places, learning about different cultures and being in nature. The wilderness isolates us from the chaos of everyday life. It's all there, from gorilla trekking in Rwanda to witnessing the mystical northern lights in the polar regions. We take you on life-changing, off-the-beaten-path adventures!

destinations

Each of our seven destinations is carefully curated. We are driven by a passion for adventure, exploring new places, learning about different cultures and being in nature. The wilderness isolates us from the chaos of everyday life. It's all there, from gorilla trekking in Rwanda to witnessing the mystical northern lights in the polar regions. We take you on life-changing, off-the-beaten-path adventures!

upcoming journeys

Finland
€ 4400
Starting price
2
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Dec 6 - Dec 10
Finland
€ 4200
Starting price
4
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Feb 16 - Feb 20
Finland
€ 4800
Starting price
3
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Mar 9 - Mar 13
Svalbard
$6812
Starting price
6
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May 5 - May 10
Iceland
$6610
Starting price
4
Spots left
May 25 - May 30
Sweden
Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2023
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2022 - 2023

Svalbard 2021

This is my second trip with TJD after Finland, and I am looking forward to my next adventure with the amazing dream team of TJD. The carefully curated itineraries, professionalism and attention to details provide us always with a memorable experience that makes us want more. To top it all, the beautiful spirit of both Michelle and Dennis always brings us all together. Michelle & Dennis, you rock!

Svalbard 2021

You know when you read a book so good you wish you didn't read it just so you could read it again for the first time? That's how I felt with Svalbard. Thank you for making me experience something I never thought I would but I am so grateful I did!

Nicky Kramer

Finland March 2021

TJD shared a very special part of our planet with my family. Michelle, Brian and Dennis are each unique, authentic and inspirational. We were looked after in a consistent yet subtle way … the team strike the balance of showing you the way and empowering you to discover it for yourself. Brian was incredible with our two sons. We can’t wait for our next TJD adventure. Thank you so much for an out of this world trip!

Arun Kumar

Finland March 2021

This was a surprise for my birthday. I did not know what to expect however it was a once in a lifetime experience. From the moment we arrived you guys made us feel at ease and made us feel welcome. The food was amazing, - Dennis / Michelle you went above and beyond. All expectations were met and the experiences were truly breathtaking and for sure a once in a lifetime trip. I would do this again if I could and i will be recommending TJD to friends and family. You guys made me and the rest of us feel so close, it felt like we had known you guys for years. Do not change! Your attention to detail, love and passion really shine through and you have no idea how grateful I am for what you did for us. Thank you again.

Bassem Kheir

Finland March 2021

Thank you TJD for the unforgettable experience. You went above and beyond and exceeded all expectations. Keep doing what you do, spreading happiness, love and connecting people.The following quote applies to you: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”Your big fan, BK

Mariam Al Daheri

August 2021, Iceland

The journeys on TJD that changes your life!! Magnificent trip well organized! Thank you Dennis and Michelle for your care you guys are amazing. Can’t wait to travel with you guys again.

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Finland Winter Journeys Q&A’s

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A list of FAQ when booking with us on our Finland Winter Journeys, we hope this can guide you to your questions answered.

September 2, 2022

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