Hitting the Walking Trails in Scandinavia

The Scandinavian region is known for its great open landscapes and is a mecca for hikers and backpackers. Waymarked footpaths are found in scenically...

Freedom to Roam in Scandinavia

The freedom to explore nature is considered a birthright of most Scandinavians, and the politicians have seen fit to put that inheritance into law....

Sweet Dreams in Scandinavian Hotels

During the summer months, guests at all Clarion hotels in Norway and Sweden have had the opportunity to contribute to the environment through the...

Room for Rent in Scandinavia

Almost 1 million people used Airbnb in Scandinavia last year, and overnighted more than 3 million times. In 2007, the two design graduates, Brian...

Brown Bear Safari in Sweden

In Hälsingeland north of Stockholm visitors may watch and photograph wild Scandinavian Brown Bears (ursus arctos) from safe wooden hides. Hälsingland is a historical province in central Sweden....

Wild Scandinavia

Photographer, translator and writer Ben Love, originator of the popular Wild Guide books, has traveled to Scandinavia to explore its incredible hidden places. Over...
In the Footsteps of a Swedish Crusader

In the Footsteps of a Swedish Crusader

In Western Sweden you can follow in the footsteps of a Swedish crusader, the fictional Arn Magnusson, created by the Swedish author Jan Guillot.     If...

A Plane Geek’s Dream Stay in Stockholm

If you’re a hard-core aviation fan, you should definitively try a stay in a converted Boeing 747 at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. True, the rooms...

Nostalgic Driving in Sweden

If you’re planning a trip to Gothenburg by car and have some spare time, you should not do like most people and stick to...

A Hidden Gem in Sweden

On the Swedish Westcoast, in the little town of Lysekil, we recently paid a visit to the Strandflickorna ("Beachgirls" in English) Coastal Hotel and...

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