Åre, named by Conde Naste as one of the world’s ten best ski-resorts, offers excellent snow and world class skiing. But what really sets Åre apart from other ski destinations is its quaint village nestled below the slopes; with a picturesque square surrounded by traditional wooden houses with hotels, shops and restaurants.
No wrestling with limiting baggage allowance or going through the stress of airport security and passport controls. Instead you could travel from the UK to Norway in comfort by car, with the help of a few ferries.
Far from busy city life, in a northeastern corner of the Swedish island of Gotland, lies the remote peninsula of Furillen. And in the midst of the rough yet inspiring natural landscape you’ll discover a industrial-chic boutique hotel with stunning Baltic Sea views.
Help yourself to wine from the fridge, pinch a book from the library and settle in for a cosy afternoon in the glasshouse. Marked through Mr and Mrs Smith as a Urban Gustavian Hideout, Ett Hem in Stockholm is the new benchmark for laid-back Swedish hospitality.