Scandinavia

  • 1 Stockholm's 'underground' art gallery
    Whether or not this is the largest art gallery in the world, spread out over the 110 kilometres of the underground network of Sweden's capital, it has to be the...

  • 2 2012 - a bumper year for the Northern Lights
    The aurora borealis: named for Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind, the bringer of winter, even the name of this...

  • 3 Celebrating an icy centenary
    2011 has been a big year for Norway: not only does it mark a hundred years since Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole, but it is also the 150th anniversary...

  • 4 Oslo, capital of peace
    On the day of the award ceremony, all eyes wll be on Oslo Town Hall, the imposing red building where the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize will be presented to this...

  • 5 Breathtaking road trips in Norway
    From the south all the way up to North Cape, the northernmost point of Europe, around the fjord region or through the quaint villages with their idyllic coloured wooden houses...

  • 6 Float away on holiday
    Whether you fancy the bustle of a modern city getaway or the tranquillity of a tropical island, floating hotels are a way to make sure you get 24 hours enjoyment...

  • 7 Kosta Boda Art Hotel: the magic of crystal
    Sweden is internationally renowned for design in a range of areas and materials – furniture, interiors, textiles, wood... – but one field where the Swedes truly excel is in glass...

  • 8 Take a Polar anniversary cruise
    This year marks the centenary of the first successful expedition to the South Pole, led by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen, aboard the Fram; coincidentally, it's also the 150th anniversary of...

  • 9 Take a look at Turku
    Set on the coast on the southwest of Finland, the town of Turku dates from the thirteenth century. Until it was ousted by Helsinki in 1812, it was the capital...

  • 10 Europe dons white for winter
    All across Europe, from Bruges to Copenhagen to Zurich, snow and ice are the protagonists, and white is being worn by cities, towns and villages. Picturesque scenes from the fairytale...

  • 11 Icy encounters with polar bears
    Click on the photo for more amazing Arctic images...

  • 12 The 'dont-miss' dates and destinations for 2011
    Capitals of CultureUntil 1812, the city of Turku, was capital of Finland. Now, in 2011, almost 200 years later, it's European Capital of Culture, an honour it shares with Tallinn...

  • 13 Visit Santa in his official Arctic home
    At this time of year, Father Christmas has his work cut out to keep up with all the appearances talking to children and hearing their Christmas wishes in toy shop...

  • 14 Destinations to see in the New Year in style
    Skiing in the French PyreneesWhat better way to welcome in the New Year than with a few days of skiing, snowboarding and all kinds of other winter sports at Piau...

  • 15 The polar bear kingdom of Svalbard
    At the far limits of Europe, set in the Arctic Ocean, midway between Norway and the North Pole, lies the archipelago of Svalbard, a wild and unspoiled wonderland of white...

  • 16 See the Northern lights from a 'spa ship' hot tub
    Winter in Northern Norway is the most glorious season: you can go dog sledding, get to know the culture of the indigenous Sami people in Finnmark – the Norwegian Lapland...

  • 17 Tree Hotel: unique rooms with unbeatable views
    The hotel is the product of a collaboration between some of the most important Scandinavian architects and designers who have worked together on this project with its focus on balancing...

  • 18 The weather is ice, wish you were here!
    Ice tourism is the latest thing for adventurous travellers and, now winter's on its way, the ice and snow hotels of northern Europe are getting ready for business once again...

  • 19 Alingsas becomes a city of light
    Since the year 2000, the most important designers and lighting professionals from around the world have converged on Alingsas each autumn to set up their most impressive and ingenious illumination...

  • 20 The land of the midnight sun
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