Fly to the Scandinavian Mountains

Scandinavian Mountains Airport, also referred to as Sälen Trysil Airport, is an airport under construction in Dalarna, Sweden, close to the Norwegian border. And the new airport has just announced its opening date! With 6,400,000 guest nights, 100,000 beds and 3,300,000 ski days, every year - Scandinavian Mountains is already an established tourist destination. Especially in winter as a ski...

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Best Ski Destinations in the Nordic Region

Escape the crowds in the alps and head to Scandinavia. We want to share the the best of the best, from worlds class, high-profile winter hangouts to remote, off the beaten track destinations. Before you plan your next snowy adventure, read this guide to the top resorts across the Nordic region. Norway Norway is known for its wild and beautiful nature, its mountains, glaciers and deep coastal...

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Reopen the Harwich to Esbjerg ferry!

Are there any updates on the UK to Scandinavia ferries situation? The quick answer is no. I've just returned from a 2,224 km drive from Norway and feeling not only tired but perhaps more upset than ever that there are no ferry crossing between the UK and Scandinavia. One of the most popular posts on this blog is how you'll get 'from the UK to Norway by car and ferry'. And sadly, it's not a happy...

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Åre in Sweden – A Ski Holiday in Scandinavia to see the Northern Lights

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. Whether you’re planning a ski holiday or just looking for a cosy...

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Fabriken Furillen – a industrial chic boutique hotel in Gotland Sweden

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. Craggy limestone formations stand starkly beside deserted beaches, and sea birds nest among the ruins of an old gravel quarry. This...

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Boutique Hotel: Ett Hem – Home from Home in Stockholm

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. Owner Jeanette Mix bought the elegant townhouse, originally a private residence built in 1910 for an official and his wife who was an...

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Stockholm – the Capital of Christmas and Scandinavian Christmas Markets

A long weekend in Stockholm can offer a magical time where you as a family can take a step back from everyday stress and routine and instead discover the snowy capital of Sweden and together find the spirit of Christmas. Stockholm is December has an average temperature around -1 degrees, snow adorns the spectacular landscape of Stockholm. During the day temperatures reach as high as 1 degree,...

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Dreaming of a Swedish Summer holiday – discover Gotland

Gotland Sweden is one of the most piqturesq places I'd been to in Scandinava. Situated in the Baltic Sea, the island has arguable everything you've been dreaming off for a family Summer holiday. Rent a family holiday home through Airbnb. Amongst a plentiful rentals to choose from we would recommend staying in a traditional Swedish farm house, fully renovated to a high standard for a comfortable...

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Skanör -a beautiful seaside resort in South Sweden

Skanör Beach hut Copyright 2009 © Felix Choo / dingobear photography Wallander brought the tiny place Ystad in Sweden into the spotlight. But there's another charming coastal town, just a bit further west, that's called Skanör. This is a popular seaside resort with a vibrant harbour and famous for it's sandy white beaches and multicoloured beach huts. Only a short drive away from Copenhagen,...

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Stockholm in ‘Top 10 cities for 2012’ by Lonely Planet

After globe-trotting research and fierce debate, the travel experts at Lonely Planet have chosen their favourite cities for 2012. In 5th place we found the Swedish capital, Stockholm. This is what Lonely Planet said: "This is as seductive a capital city as can be imagined, cosy yet cosmopolitan, willfully alternative and effortlessly picturesque. With its trendy design shops and bohemian bars,...

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