One Trip, Two Scandinavian Countries

Just across the border from each other, Värmland in Sweden and Hedmark in Norway, offer the same wonderful open-air escape. Deciding where to go is...

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...

Have You Considered House-Sitting?

Maybe You Should. It’s the latest buzz. Scandinavians, join forces! There are no members in Scandinavia yet! Gone are the days when only your neighbor...
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...

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...

Our «Finds» in Scandinavia

We traveled by train and Norwegian coastal steamer throughout Scandinavia two years ago. Here are some of our “finds.” Hotel Birger Jarl in Stockholm is “the...

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....
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Room 7 at Sweden’s Treehotel

Norwegian architects Snøhetta has completed a new treetop cabin, “the seventh room”, for the Treehotel in Harads, northern Sweden. What began with a viewing of...

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