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...

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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...

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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...

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Treehouse Holidays in Norway

Himmelhytta / The Sky Hut på Tretopphytter. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the woodland and fulfill a childhood dream by spending the night in a treehouse in a faraway land. For a romantic getaway or for a unforgettable family holiday. With all modern facilities the self catering cabins are all set several meters above the ground with impeccable nature views. These are some of the best...

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Fly from London to the Scandinavian Mountains

The Scandinavian airline SAS has announced they will begin commercial flights from London to the Trysil / Sälen Airport, also called Scandinavian Mountains SCR. It has become known for being the first airport in the world built without an air traffic control tower, instead having a virtual tower. The first flights will arrive on the 22nd of December 2019, with the first plane arriving from...

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Best shopping in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Max Adulyanukosol on Unsplash Besides the colourful port of Nyhavn, the amusing Tivoli Gardens, the bicycling and experiencing 'hygge' first hand, Copenhagen is a destination in itself for excellent shopping. From vintage and minimaslistic design to independent and high end luxury fashion brands, all within walking distance in the quaint Nordic capital. However,...

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New Danish Designed Luxury Travel Pillow

The Snoooze travel pillow, for 'perfect sleep anywhere' was launched by danish designer Ann Sjøgreen Sanger this January 2019. She decided to create a portable pillow with a luxurious down feel to it, to create a sense of home away from home.  When you are travelling there are comforts associated with a good night’s sleep, like your own bed, that simply won’t make it through security or...

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A new ferry link between UK and Scandinavia in 2019?

Gothenburg in Sweden. © Visit Sweden The last ferry link between the UK and Scandinavia, the crossing between Harwich-Esbjerg was discontinued five years ago, in 2014.  Whereas there are no news in regards to a reopening of a new ferry link between England and Scandinavia, our Scottish neighbours seem much more interested and willing to consider the opportunity....

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Historical Boutique Hotel in Bergen

A late 18th century building, in the heart of Bergen, has been converted into charming 18-room boutique hotel. Villa Terminus combines rustic charm with a clean, Nordic contemporary design. The hotel was build for a local merchant in 1769 as a home for elderly in need. It was bought by the current owner in 2011 who hired the two Swedish architects, Claesson Koivisto Rune to restore the listed...

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The Red Mountain Resort, Iceland

The Red Mountain Resort, a hotel hidden the breath-taking Icelandic nature, with moors, mountains, volcanos and lagoons, will offer guest the ultimate experience for both body and mind. The resort faces Snæfellsjokull, a glacier-covered stratovolcano where, according to Icelandic legend, a man named Barður Snæfellsás moved when he wanted to leave behind civilization and live in solitude....

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