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Winter adventures in northern Sweden

As if the prospect of seeing the magical Northern Lights aren’t reason enough to make plans to head to northern Sweden in the winter, there are plenty of activities on offer for visitors beyond staring in the sky in search of bright colours. The winter landscape of

Falsterbo: the Swedish Riviera

By Maxine Sheppard If you’ve seen the Scandi-noir TV crime series The Bridge you’ll be familiar with the remarkable feat of engineering that links Sweden and Denmark across the Öresund strait. Like me, you might have been chilled to the core by some of the gruelling scenes

7 Facts about the Northern Lights

1. What are the Northern Lights? “High energy protons and electrons spill over into our atmosphere; they get through our magnetic shield where it’s weak, at the poles.” “I don’t care what causes it… it’s still beautiful.” Fans of the 1980s film Local Hero might recognise the

Sweden: Scandal and sculpture on Skåne’s west coast

By Maxine Sheppard Queuing up to buy a plate of freshly fried herring, I noticed a small crowd of people alongside Mölle’s harbour wall, pointing smartphones at the water as it slopped back and forth. What was lurking? Lunch in hand, I wandered into the throng and

A view on Lulea

If you want a totally unique experience and go to a region where nature dominates, the land has vast open spaces & is totally breath taking, fly into Lulea & visit Swedish Lapland. I took a SAS flight into Stockholm, followed by a short 1 hour 20

Out of this World – The Tree Hotel in Sweden

Extreme sleeping is becoming something of a theme in northern Sweden. While the Ice Hotel has been offering a warm welcome to visitors for over 20 years, a newer option in unusual luxury accommodation is the Tree Hotel. With six unique rooms (and a treetop sauna for

The Illuminating lights of the Arctic

From December to January, the Arctic landscape experiences the polar nights; the period of year when the sun does not rise above the horizon. Around Tromsø this is from 27 November to 15 January (although the sun does not reach the city itself for a further week)

Stockholm: An affordable city break

I have been to Stockholm several times for conferences of one kind or another. Before I went the first time I had never considered it as short-break city. It was somehow too far north. But, as Sunvil began to understand the potential of Scandinavia as the last

Exploring the best of Stockholm

Gloomy weather welcomed me on arrival in Stockholm! Despite that, I tried to make the most of the day walking around and the feeling I had was of an elegant and vibrant city, buzzing with life. It becomes really quiet at night after working hours. If getting around

Cruising on the Gota Canal

After few busy days in Stockholm, why not slow down the pace and take a river cruise on the Gota Canal. The Gota Canal is the oldest waterway in Sweden, started in 1810 by Baltzar von Platen. The artificial canal was built in order to avoid flooding along the