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The Journey Designed is a boutique travel design company, founded by two best friends, Michelle & Dennis in 2017. Relentless seekers of the uncommon, with an unbridled love of nature and adventure, that inspires our everyday life. Constantly chasing what makes us feel alive, and empowering deep connection in every journey.

The vision was built on a shared passion & adventures for the Nordic countries, and extensive expertise in those destinations through personal experiences while working hand in hand with the best local partners. TJD strive to showcase the beauty of these locations through unique travel experiences and personalized itineraries with sustainability measures.

We take you on journeys to destinations that are filled with wonder, nature, legends and wild landscapes; places where only few people have been.

Having worked in the Nordic Countries for over 10 years, TJD partners with local experts in each of the 7 destinations, and continue to grow our knowledge with constant research, to create the best journeys that provides comfort in exploring these destinations.

TJD is also proud members of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and an award winning boutique travel company.

Our promise, is to provide authentic, personalized, high quality experiences and support on ground with full transparency. We aim to support local businesses through sustainable travel. Working hand in hand with our partners and giving back to local communities through many charity programs we have created. We will be with you every step of the way, as we would on our own journey. Sharing our energies through storytelling, creating our realities together.

This is what TJD is all about… We take you on journeys that change lives.

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What We Do

TJD designs bespoke journeys for travellers who appreciate slow adventure travel. Specializing in intimate group trips and personalized private itineraries, which cater to all of your travel needs. We understand that traveling can be a little overwhelming, which is why we will guide you the entire way and personalize each journey to achieve where you dreamed of going. Our team of experts designers will curate private itineraries, family holidays, honeymoons, corporate trips, and school trips - accommodating your schedule, budget and preference.

destinations

Our 7 destinations are curated in the most dedicated way. Built on a passion for adventure, the urge to discover new places, and a desire to understand different cultures and nature along the way. From Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, to witnessing mystical northern lights in the polar regions. Our trips are unique, off the beaten path and adventurous!

destinations

Our 7 destinations are curated in the most dedicated way. Built on a passion for adventure, the urge to discover new places, and a desire to understand different cultures and nature along the way. From Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, to witnessing mystical northern lights in the polar regions. Our trips are unique, off the beaten path and adventurous!

upcoming journeys

Rwanda
$6,655
Starting price
4
Spots left
Oct 15 - Oct 21
Rwanda
$6,820
Starting price
4
Spots left
Nov 30 - Dec 6
Finland
€ 3,998
Starting price
3
Spots left
Dec 1 - Dec 5
Finland
Feb 9 - Feb 13, 2023
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Finland
Mar 9 - Mar 13, 2023
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Norway
Jul 4 - Jul 9, 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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Wildlife Adventures in Svalbard

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Witness some of the most incredible wildlife in their natural habitat on our expedition journeys in Svalbard

June 10, 2022

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