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Exploring the west coast of Sweden

If you’ve ever found yourself in a sparsely populated place, surrounded by wild landscapes, big skies and clean air, you’ll no doubt agree that the effort of travelling to such splendid isolation is more than compensated for by the rewards on arrival. When that place is as easy to

To Scandinavia in search of crime

  In recent years there has been a glut of Scandinavian crime dramas appearing on British TV. They’re hopelessly easy to get hooked on, and despite the need to concentrate on the subtitles (for those of us who aren’t blessed with an understanding of Swedish or Danish),

October’s Sunvil Supper Club: Skåne Kavring Bread (Rye Bread)

Despite the name and possibly even the bread, coming from Denmark, it has been baked in southern and western Sweden since the late Middle Ages. Kavring is baked, sold and eaten all year round. But the bread is especially associated with Christmas and also offers the opportunity

Staying at the ICEHOTEL in Sweden

Since its humble beginnings in 1989, the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi has become one of the most unusual and iconic places in which to experience the Arctic winter. Each year it takes on a different form, and this year’s ICEHOTEL designs are particularly striking. And yet the hotel began almost

Introducing the Art Suite designs for the 26th ICEHOTEL in Swedish Lapland

Every year we, at Sunvil, wait with bated breath for the ICEHOTEL to release the designs for their magical suites. The wait is now over and yet again we have been bowled over by the creativity and artistic vision on display. Roll on December when we can return

Autumn escapes

This week may have seen the return of some brighter weather but, there is a distinctive chill in the air which tells us that autumn is on its way. As we start to pull out our jumpers and coats in the UK, we look south towards the

Winter Holidays in Swedish Lapland

The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, draw thousands of visitors to northern Sweden every year. Despite no guarantee of a sighting of what is without doubt one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena, many choose to make the trip in the hope that the night skies are clear

June’s Sunvil Supper Club: Flash-fried Scallops from Skane

This recipe is courtesy of Head Chefs Görgen Jonsson and Marcus Bengtsson at Restaurant Sand in Bastad, Southern Sweden. Flash-fried scallops with a green asparagus, trout roe and migas salad, finished with creamed yellow tomatoes. The southernmost region of Sweden, Skåne is a land of undulating countryside, orchards,

The ICEHOTEL 2016

Every November, an art installation takes shape on the shores of the River Torne in the heart of Swedish Lapland. It is a project like no other, and on a scale like no other, which brings together designers and sculptors from all over the world. The result

Utö – a Swedish island escape

The island of Utö is barely 50 km from the bustling centre of Stockholm, yet for those who escape to its tranquil shores, it feels as though it’s a world away. The 10 km-long narrow island has for many decades been a popular retreat for Stockholm residents,