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  • You’ll soon be able to stay at the ICEHOTEL throughout the year

    You’ll soon be able to stay at the ICEHOTEL throughout the year

    April 19th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    The ICEHOTEL, constructed from snow and ice each year, has long been Swedish Lapland’s blockbuster attraction. It features in our list of the top 21 things to do in Sweden, and crops up on bucket lists the world over. Yet when the weather warms in the spring, this extraordinary hotel just melts away. This year,... Read more »

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  • Trail-running in the stunning Swedish countryside

    Trail-running in the stunning Swedish countryside

    November 9th, 2015Ros Walford
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    Ros Walford goes leaping over granite rocks to give you the lowdown on Sweden’s only coastal trail-running race.  What is this strangely named Icebug Xperience? It has nothing to do with ice – nor bugs, fortunately. It’s actually a three-day 74-km coastal trailrunning and hiking event organised by a Swedish company called Icebug. The event... Read more »

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  • Scandinavia for first-timers: 7 ideas for short breaks

    Scandinavia for first-timers: 7 ideas for short breaks

    October 9th, 2015Steve Vickers
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    On the face of it, Scandinavia isn’t a very sensible place for a holiday. For one thing, it’s almost always going to be colder than the place you’re leaving behind. And when it comes to basics like food and accommodation, it’s probably more expensive too. But if you don’t mind throwing a few warm jumpers... Read more »

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  • A disused railway line in Sweden is now the ultimate secret adventure

    A disused railway line in Sweden is now the ultimate secret adventure

    August 26th, 2015Steve Vickers
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    Home to wind farms, vineyards and wild meadows full of cornflowers and poppies, the countryside in the southernmost part of Sweden – known as Skåne – feels a world away from the dense pine forests of the north. You can get a taste for the good life down here by hiring a car and hopping... Read more »

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  • A guide to Sweden’s unforgettable midsummer celebrations

    A guide to Sweden’s unforgettable midsummer celebrations

    June 12th, 2015David Atkinson
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    Nobody does midsummer like the Swedes. They down tools and head for their summer houses on the coast for a family gathering lubricated by beer, herring and shots of the local firewater. Whether you’re a builder or a banker, it’s the one day of the year that everyone casts aside their daily routine and goes... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    March 20th, 2015Jessica Sinyor
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    Do postcards and travel posters paper your walls? Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge? We’ve selected ten of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights around the world to put you to the test. Can you identify the famous sight from the picture? Be warned, sometimes places can look surprisingly similar…

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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  • 19 places for a digital detox

    19 places for a digital detox

    November 14th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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  • The best places to go in December

    The best places to go in December

    October 1st, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    December might be dark and chilly in much of north America and Europe, but it’s by no means a dull month to travel. There are world-class classical music events, a clutch of colourful festivals and oodles of southern-hemisphere sunshine. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in December:   DIVE THE BLUE... Read more »

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  • Gothenburg: a glam gateway to island life

    Gothenburg: a glam gateway to island life

    September 1st, 2014Rachel Mills
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    Rachel Mills spends a long weekend exploring the ever-stylish Gothenburg and Sweden‘s stunning West Coast archipelago. Sweden’s swanky compact second city is a perfect weekend getaway. Easy to navigate on foot, Gothenburg (Göteborg in Swedish) has a cool laidback charm and a burgeoning food and arts scene. It’s impossible to get lost in the tiny... Read more »

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  • A Foodie’s tour of Skåne, Sweden

    A Foodie’s tour of Skåne, Sweden

    August 27th, 2014Rachel Mills
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    The Swedish love to fika. At least twice a day if they have the time. Any place that has a verb for drinking coffee and eating something sweet will always be more than alright by foodie Rachel Mills. Find out how she ate her way around Skåne in southern Sweden. The southernmost region of Sweden... Read more »

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  • Where to meet Europe’s only indigenous people

    Where to meet Europe’s only indigenous people

    July 2nd, 2014Anna Kaminski
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    Encompassing northern Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Russia’s Kola Peninsula, Sápmi is the collective name for the traditional territory of the nomadic Sámi – Europe’s only indigenous people, who migrated to northern Scandinavia after the last Ice Age and subsisted by hunting reindeer. As the reindeer grew scarce by the seventeenth century, hunters became herders; today,... Read more »

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