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. 

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Updated 12th September 2018

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...

Updated 28th August 2018

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...

24th August 2018

I recently had the opportunity to fly to Copenhagen with British Airways on a Club Europe ticket - the airline’s...

18th June 2019

Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most liveable and also one of its most expensive cities. The Danish capital benefits...

28th October 2019

It was a Sunday morning in August like no other. After waking up at the crack of dawn and after only a few hours of...

Updated 27th November 2018

Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers Copenhagen. I travelled to the Danish capital during the summer and loved every minute. From the Danish pastries that erm, aren't actually from Denmark. To the stunning Tivoli Gardens, The iconic Little Mermaid statue, and the colourful street of Nyhavn. Copenhagen is a mini-adventure for anyone who loves the land of Scandi, and the Hygge concept that us Brits can't get enough of!...

Updated 12th September 2018

It's Chriiiiiiiiiiistmmaaaaaaaaasss!! Well, no actually, it isn't. But if you could see my inbox - full up with countless snowy and festive wintery travel deals - you'd definitely think it was close. September is clearly the month for change: hazy...

Updated 7th September 2017

If you wait until the last minute, flights can get really expensive, but plan ahead and book smart and you can really...

Updated 30th January 2018

As with most things in Britain post-EU referendum, it’s just been announced that the cost of a British passport is...