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Öland – a very Swedish holiday island

  It’s almost 100 miles long and in parts less than 5 miles wide. Öland has for many years been a popular holiday destination for Swedes, and its population of 25,000 swells substantially in the summer months. When the Öland Bridge opened in 1972 and finally connected the

EU referendum: What effect will the result have on your 2016 summer holiday?

On 24 June 2016 the results of the referendum were announced, and the British people have chosen to leave the European Union. Post ‘Brexit (British Exit), life in the holiday business will continue pretty much as usual. Of course in the long term questions about how we travel to/between our

The Queen’s 90th Birthday: A Royal Visit

As the Queen turns 90, we look back on the Sunvil destinations which she has visited during her 63 year reign. The Queen is not only our longest reigning sovereign but she must also be one of the best-travelled people in the world, having visited over 100

Stockholm for free – 6 museums in the Swedish capital with no admission charge

Stockholm has long been regarded as one of Europe’s top city break destinations, thanks to its selection of top quality restaurants, its rich calendar of cultural events and its long summer nights. But it’s also been labelled by many as a prohibitively expensive place to visit. While

World Book Day With the Sunvil Team

With many avid readers amongst the Sunvil team, we know all too well the potential that books have to inspire and to bring a place to life. On World Book Day, we wanted to share the books which have inspired our travels and which are set in

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