Travel Blog

From our favourite locations to watch the northern lights to the best places to watch whales in Canada, stunning pictures of the Sweden's Icehotel to the 7 natural wonders of our world, read our blog for all your holiday inspiration.

The Coolest Things to Do in the Nordics in Winter

Witnessing the northern lights tops the wish list of many who plan a visit to the Nordics in the winter, and rightly so, but there's so much more to an Arctic experience than aurora hunting!
  • Inspire Me

Tuesday, 28th September 2021

Pam Forrest

How to choose your perfect winter hideaway in the Nordics

With so many exceptional properties across Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway, it can be tricky to choose between them. We've compiled this guide to help you select your ideal bolthole for winter.
  • Where to Stay

Monday, 6th September 2021

Pam Forrest

Work Away – the new trend taking you to amazing places

Working from home has become part of everyday life for so many of us over the past 12 months. As we move forward, this increased flexibility means you can take your work away with you – making ‘home’ somewhere a bit more exciting for a few weeks, a month or even longer.
  • Discover our World
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 14th May 2021

Will Gray

Your Guide to World Heritage Sites in the Nordics

Unearth a natural wonder or cultural gem on your next trip with our pick of World Heritage Sites in the Nordics including geological marvels and bronze age petroglyphs.
  • Inspire Me

Thursday, 15th April 2021

Pam Forrest

Where to See the Northern Lights: Spring Equinox

The northern lights may be synonymous with the darkest winter months, but the upcoming spring equinox in March is actually one of the best times of year to see nature’s light show. Find out why – and where to experience your own equinox aurora.
  • Northern Lights

Saturday, 14th March 2020

Alex Minnis

The Best Hotels To Stay In Scandinavia

Here are five of our favourite hotels in the Nordics that offer more than just a place to lay your head.   
  • Destination Insiders
  • Where to Stay

Thursday, 13th February 2020

Emma Mitra

Discovering Brown Bears in Finland

Nordic Travel Specialist, Mark, tells us about his night in a bear hide on the border between Russia and Finland.
  • Wildlife

Sunday, 24th February 2019

Mark Champagne

Introducing: Bear Cave Suite at Iso Syote

Wake up from a hibernation of your own in the comfort and style of this exclusive Bear Cave at Iso-Syote
  • Destination Insiders
  • Where to Stay

Friday, 2nd November 2018

Becky Masih

Saunas: Feeling the heat in Finland

A traditional sauna is an integral part of any holiday in Scandinavia, says Travel Specialist Bruno – but especially in Finland.
  • Discover our World

Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Bruno Kaufmann

10 fantastic facts about Sami and reindeer life in Finland

Back from his trip to Finland, Nordic Specialist, Bruno, gives us 10 fascinating facts about Sami and reindeer life...
  • Discover our World

Friday, 2nd September 2016

Bruno Kaufmann

Exploring Savonlinna and Olavinlinna castle in Finland

Savonlinna is an historic town located in the heart of the Lakeland region of eastern Finland, not far from the border with Russia
  • Destination Insiders

Monday, 23rd March 2015

Kim Stacey

What to do with a few hours in Helsinki

If you're travelling to north Finland and wondering what to do with the time between flights here's what to do when you have a few hours in Helsinki.
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

Destination Specialist