Monday, 23 May 2011

Win a holiday to Finland

Puffin books are running a prize draw competition where the prize is a family holiday in Finland. The lucky family that win the prize will be travelling to Moomin World to meet the Moomin family.

Entry is easy and the comp will run until 30th June 2011.

Enter the competition here

The prize ...

The prize for the lucky winner comprises four economy-class air tickets from London Heathrow via Helsinki to Turku for two adults and two children. The accommodation is for four people for three nights at the Naantali Spa Residence in Turku. The winners must travel at the same time on the same flight. Accommodation at an alternative hotel will not be provided. The prize also includes entry to Moomin World for 3 days. Ground transportation is not included in the prize. Travel must be completed by 21st August 2011.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Sweden Vs USA

Here's a video, originally produced as a two parter for "The Daily Show" who sent a reporter over to Sweden for a reportage on the grim life that those poor socialist Swedes have to live.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Aalborg Airport Versus Billund Airport

Aalborg Airport (AAL) is growing faster than Billund Airport (BLL) in terms of passenger numbers.

Continuing progress may mean that Aalborg Airport may well be on par with Billund airport in terms of passenger numbers within 18 months or so.

In June Billund Airport had 255,000 passengers whereas there were 132,000 passengers in Aalborg. A few years ago, Aalborg had approx 40 per cent of the passenger numbers of Billund, but now the North Jutland airport is over 50% and rising!

Director of Aalborg airport, Soren Svendsen, doesn't deny the airports ambitions.
"We will be as big as Billund. We are using our capacity 100 percent. So we must consider expanding"
says the airport director.

In the past five years, Aalborg Airport recruited 100 new employees and doubled the number of passengers. And if this trend continues, it accounts so to Aalborg Airport in about one and a half years can call himself the country's second largest airport.

The two airports are about two and half hours drive away from each other.

Competition To Win Copenhagen Break

Hurry, there are just a couple of days left to enter the competition to win a two night break from London (Gatwick) to Copenhagen.

The competition closes on 15th August 2010.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

"Secret" Cheap London Sweden Flights

Edit: They went bankrupt!

I was looking at beach holiday flights with Viking Airlines this week and was surprised to find that they are also offering cheap flights from Gatwick to Stockholm (From £27 one way), as well as somewhat occasional flights from Gatwick to Malmö and Birmingham to Malmö.

It seems like they have schedules for their regular beach flights from both UK and Sweden and are probably having to "re-position" the aircraft so they are in the right place at the right time... anyway hope someone gets a bargain out of this as it is not an airline I would normally check for this type of flight.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Iceland Volcano Erupts

Hundreds of people have been evacuated due to a volcanic eruption in the south of Iceland. More than 500 people living near a volcano at the glacier Eyjafjallajokull which is the fifth largest in Iceland have left their homes.

Authorities estimate, however, that no one is in danger. Evacuation takes place mainly in view of possible floods that the outbreak could cause due to melting ice.

The volcanic eruption began around 02:00 GMT. Roads in the area have been closed and delays and cancellations to flights are expected.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Self Drive Iceland Tours

Iceland with her amazing and varied landscapes presents great opportunities for a self drive tour... Anyone into geology will be particularly impressed with Iceland's attractions as well as those people that like adventure and excitement on holiday.

Forget packed out beaches, dodgy hotel buffets and over priced pina coladas... The time to go to Iceland is now - since the economic crisis of 2008, the Icelandic Krona is one of the few destinations that hasn't got a lot more expensive thanks to the sinking pound.