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Revisiting my Art Suite at the 25th Icehotel

Telegraph Travel Awards winner Mike McCrow went to visit the suite at the Icehotel that he helped design - here's his account of the visit.
  • Icehotel

Tuesday, 3rd February 2015

Destination Specialist

Spotlight on Varmland: Sweden’s adventure centre

Hiking, biking, floating down a river and camping on an island – we sent Clare and Bruno to get to grips with all the activities on offer in Varmland. Here's an overview of what's on offer.
  • Adventure

Friday, 30th January 2015

Destination Specialist

The Perfect Family Adventure in Varmland

Want an outdoorsy adventure with your family? Bruno tried out rafting and camping in a tepee on an island in Sweden – here's what he made of it
  • Adventure

Friday, 30th January 2015

Bruno Kaufmann

What to Expect on a Wilderness Husky Adventure in Swedish Lapland

Alex, one of our Scandinavia Travel Specialists, set off across Swedish Lapland on a Wilderness Husky Adventure.
  • Adventure

Thursday, 22nd January 2015

Alex Minnis

Meet the man who won the chance to design an Icehotel Art Suite

Mike McCrow from Stevenage was the lucky winner of the Telegraph Travel Awards' first prize – the chance to design an Art Suite at the 25th Icehotel. We caught up with him to find out how the design process.

Friday, 28th November 2014

Destination Specialist

Hunting for the Northern Lights by snowmobile at the Icehotel

Days at the Icehotel can be as action packed as you like – and the evenings are no exception, as Eric discovered.
  • Icehotel

Friday, 12th September 2014

Eric Shadbolt

Gourmet Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station

Doug opted for a dinner upgrade at Abisko Sky Station as part of his experience of our Northern Lights, Abisko & the Icehotel itinerary. Here's how he got on...
  • Northern Lights

Tuesday, 9th September 2014

Doug Kington

A Family Husky Adventure in Swedish Lapland

Will Gray, award-winning travel writer and photographer (and Cloud 9 editor) took his family to Swedish Lapland for a husky adventure.
  • Adventure

Monday, 14th July 2014

Will Gray

Building the ‘Mind the Gap’ Art Suite: week 3

Read part 3 of the process building an Art Suite at the Icehotel from UK designer Marcus Dillistone. The last few days bring heavy metal, the history of the Icehotel and the all-important finessing stage.
  • Icehotel

Monday, 7th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Building the ‘Mind the Gap’ Art Suite: week 2

Read part 2 of the process building an Art Suite at the Icehotel from UK designer Marcus Dillistone. His project diary continues into week 2 as he encounters technical issues and explains the difference between different types of snow.
  • Icehotel

Monday, 7th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Building the ‘Mind the Gap’ Art Suite: week 1

Each year the Icehotel accepts applications from artists around the world to design the hotel's art suites. Find out what it takes to bring an idea to life in part 1 of the diary by 'Mind the Gap' designer Marcus Dillistone.
  • Icehotel

Tuesday, 8th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Master of the Mush

As leader of the pack at his husky farm in Swedish Lapland, Kenth Fjellborg gives us the lowdown on the thrills of husky sledding, and why you should give it a go.
  • Adventure
  • Wildlife

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist