How to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Scandinavia

Do we celebrate Valentine's Day in Scandinavia? Already in the 60s, florists in the Nordic countries, inspired by their American counterparts, began to promote Valentine's Day. Albeit a slow start, Scandinavians have cautiously started warming up to the new tradition and today many couples celebrate Valentine's Day with cards, flowers and presents as well as dining at romantic...

A perfect hideaway, in Copenhagen.

Take a peek inside! The most opulent private residence, in Copenhagen, situated in a historical building, with a timeless colour pallet kept in neutral shades of creams, olive and ochre and the rooms are adorned with timeless Danish midcentury design, vintage finds and artwork. Decadent yet personable. Like from another era... But what if I told you, this once upon a time, grand private home, is...

Finland, the land of a thousand lakes

Mythical, magical and perhaps best known for its unspoilt nature with a vast forest landscape, dotted with freshwater lakes, so numerous that they have given this country the nickname “the land of a thousand lakes”. In fact, Finland has more lakes in relation to a country's size than any other, with water making up ten percent of the land. With a population of 5.5 million...

3 Top Unique Stays in Norway in 2020.

Go off the beaten track and visit historical Norway, surrounded by nature. Here are a few picks of private home-away-from-home rentals from the Airbnb website, with some truly unique stays, for a private and memorable holiday experience. Fosse House in the Fjords of Norway The Fosse house is situated on the West coast of Norway, by the famous Hardanger Fjord in a historical setting. This is a...

Flying shame: how to travel from the UK to Scandinavia by train.

Train in Sweden. Photo: Kasper Dudzik/SJ Forget about Hygge, Fika and Lagom. The new Scandi buzz word we all need to know seem to be Flygskam, which is Swedish for 'flying shame'. According to study by the European Commissions, flying from London to New York and back generates roughly the same level of emissions as the average person in the EU does by heating their home for a whole year. 'Flying...