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Top 5 places to stay in and around Luleå
Top 5 places to stay in and around Luleå

From Northern Lights and Arctic adventure to a UNESCO-listed Old Town and innovative hotels, Luleå is the much-unexplored gateway to Swedish Lapland, and with new direct flights from London Heathrow to Luleå starting in December 2021, we've chosen five of the best places to stay in and around Luleå. … more about Top 5 places to stay in and around Luleå

When to visit Scandinavia: a seasonal guide
When to visit Scandinavia: a seasonal guide

With such a variety of landscapes and activities, it's hard to define the best time to visit Scandinavia. The answer, really, is that there isn't one. Endless summer days bathed in the midnight sun give way to months of snow-bound fun, when, for many, Scandinavia really comes into its own. … more about When to visit Scandinavia: a seasonal guide

Why are there no ice hotels in Iceland?
Why are there no ice hotels in Iceland?

It's rather ironic that Iceland, the 'land of ice and fire', contains zero ice hotels. But what it lacks in ice it more than makes up for in national park-framed lodges and private lagoon hotels. Still hankering to sleep on a bed made of snow? The neighbouring Nordics have more than enough. … more about Why are there no ice hotels in Iceland?

Our favourite places to sauna in Scandinavia & the Nordics
Our favourite places to sauna in Scandinavia & the Nordics

Saunas and the Nordics have long been synonymous, so it’s unsurprising that there's a day dedicated to saunas in Helsinki, Finland on 10 March. To celebrate, we've compiled a list of our favourite places to immerse yourself in the Scandi pastime, from snow saunas in Lapland to boat spas in Norway. … more about Our favourite places to sauna in Scandinavia & the Nordics