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Nordic city breaks

The Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Iceland are bursting with fascinating city break destinations. Snuggle up with some Hyyge in winter, or explore the outdoor culture during the summer months. See the Northern Lights from Reykjavik, or cycle around the stunning Copenhagen. Take a stroll through the old town in Stockholm or the harbour in Oslo

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Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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10th February 2021 by Europe a la Carte

The best of Stockholm travel tips

If you’re planning a trip to Stockholm, then this round-up of our best suggestions for things to do should help you make the most out of your time there.Historical Attractions in StockholmStockholm’s most famous museum is the Vasa Museum, home to the 1620s ship which sank and spent 300 years in the Baltic Sea, before being salvaged and becoming the centrepiece of this museum. Another interesting museum (which has some 70-odd museums!) is the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, which recently...

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20th January 2021 by Stuart

Travel diary: Two days in Oslo

Norway. Vast pine forests, stunningly beautiful fjords, clear air and prosperous people. It's a winter wonderland and a summertime adventure playground. But if you're anything like me, Oslo has never featured especially highly on your 'bucket-list' (yes, I hate that phrase too!) As it turns out, that was exactly why I ended up choosing to go there! Let me take you back... Black Friday 2017: Ryanair (gulp!) - attempting to claw back a little dignity after their monumental flights cock-up...

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16th February 2021 by Stuart

The Scoop: Copenhagen

Denmark and its capital hold the dubious honour of being touted as the happiest places on the planet. A 3-night break is a perfect amount of time to get to grips with the city and work out whether you agree. When to go? Pretty much any time from sunny, breezy spring through to hygge-inducing autumn and twinkly, tasteful Christmas. The largest crowds and the best festivals are in July and August, but this also brings the highest costs/rates. Temperatures rarely reach the mid-20s and so the...

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10th February 2021 by Europe a la Carte

The Museum of Medieval Stockholm

Stockholm has a rich medieval history, much of it still preserved in Gamla Stan, Old Town, making it one of the best places to visit in Europe for travellers who are interested in this period of history. It was because of this rich history, that the Museum of Medieval Stockholm was missed. For nearly three years the museum was being renovated. Finally, the museum opened its doors to the public once again. Because I am a history nerd and love museums, I was there.The museum was crawling...

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5th February 2021 by Europe a la Carte

The Christmas Market in Old Town Stockholm

The Swedish winter is here, which means that in Stockholm, the sun is going down around 3 in the afternoon. It makes for very short days.Swedes though, are well versed in how to combat the darkness. Christmas lights line the streets and candles shine in windows throughout town. It makes for a beautiful stroll through Stockholm. One of the best places to end up during your stroll is the Christmas market in Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town.Open from November 21st through December 23rd, the...

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4th March 2009 by Europe a la Carte

A quick guide to Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Stockholm is one of those medieval cities that still retains its heritage. Much of it due to its Old Town. Gamla Stan. Cobblestone streets. Medieval buildings. Shoulder-width alleys.The small island at the heart of Stockholm is alive with history. As you walk towards the island stop and drink in the Royal Castle with its imposing Baroque style. While not really living up to my view of fantasy and imagination, mostly because the castle is bereft of all towers, it still cuts an impressive...

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9th April 2012 by HappyTimeBlog

Into the wilderness of Norway

What do you know about Norway? Their Viking heritage? Tall people, who look like they are bleached from head to toe? Aurora Borealis and the deep dark cold winters up north? Truth is that Norway is one of the most beautiful countries with postcard-worthy views of mountainous regions as well as fjords and glaciers hundreds of metres high which dot through valleys. The country also holds the title of having the happiest people in the world and when flights from London take just over two hours,...