Thursday, 31 July 2008

This weeks video includes what could happen if Vikings were given jobs as cabin-crew.

Icelandair / Icelandexpress anyone ?



List of Airlines in the Nordic Region

Friday, 25 July 2008

Dinner date with a viking

This weeks video is a warning to anyone thinking of going to Iceland for beautiful food and traditional women.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

KLM flights to Scandinavia

Although not the cheapest option for flights to the Nordic countries, KLM, does offer more regional UK departures than anyone else.

You can with fly KLM from :

Aberdeen
Birmingham
Bristol
Cardiff
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Humberside
Leeds Bradford
Manchester
Newcastle
Norwich
Southampton
Teesside


And connect via Amsterdam to all of these destinations in Scandinavia :

Copenhagen
Helsinki
Gothenburg
Stockholm
Oslo

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Isango Discount Code




Isango is one of the leading online suppliers of destination tours and experiences.
They offer all sorts of hand picked products in the Nordic region.
We also love Isango because they guarantee you the lowest cost, even in the resort. If you find the same product cheaper within 3 days of booking you can get double the difference.

Isango cover Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden so check out their website for inspiration !

Discount Code : AFKJFOC gets you 10% off

Scandic Airlines Alliance

Sterling and Norwegian / FlyNordic have announced an alliance to codeshare on routes from Oslo and Stockholm.

The routes involved are
Oslo to :
Alicante
Barcelona
Copenhagen
Faro
Malaga
Nice
Tenerife

Stockholm to :
Alicante
Copenhagen
Gran Canaria
Malaga
Nice

The deal will need clearance from competition authorities but will start to take affect from September 2008.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Ready Steady Snow ! Lapland Holidays


Lapland Holidays

Monarch Holidays have over 16 years experience of organising Lapland adventures for kids of all ages. You can choose from Lapland day trips, 3 and 4-night stays or 5 night Christmas and New Year trips. Included are ski suits and boots, toboggan, husky, reindeer and snowmobile rides, a trip to Santa's Post Office and a gift for everyone!



Departure Dates : 3rd - 28th December 2008

Departure Points : Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham and Manchester.

FAQs : Flight time, Clothing and more. Your questions answered

Bonus. . . Monarch Holidays, Lapland - Weekend Sale
• "Guaranteed Savings of up to an EXTRA £40 per Couple"
• All Day Trips = £10 OFF per person discount
• 3, 4 and 5 Night Trips = £20 OFF per person discount

easyJet Gatwick Helsinki route

Seems easyJet is starting to appreciate the Nordic region. Up until now their only route from the UK has been from London Stansted (STN) to Copenhagen (CPH)and that was inherited from their takeover of "GO". Today a new route goes on sale from Gatwick to Helsinki's main airport(HEL).

The new route will fly daily from 3rd November at 15:00 from Gatwick (LGW) arriving Helsinki 19:55 local time. The flight back is scheduled for 20:30 arriving London 21:40. This schedule applies every day except Saturday which will be an early morning flight.

Friday, 11 July 2008

New elephant house at Copenhagen Zoo

The new Elephant house at Copenhagen Zoo has opened.
At a cost of around £30 million, the new home for the seven elephants that live at Copenhagen Zoo features two large domes and is around 5000 square metres.







More info on the Norman Foster Elephant house at Copenhagen Zoo

Swansea City FC in Sweden.

Like last year, Swansea City FC have gone to Sweden for pre-season training.

"It's been a good exercise so far,'' explained Roberto. "The news boys have bonded well with the rest of the squad and you can start to see their true characters coming through.

"We've worked them hard so far with an average of four sessions and five hours a day.

"The fact that we are at high altitude (around 1,000m) makes it a bit tougher, but the boys have responded well. The fact that we haven't picked up any injuries is a bonus.''

"It's been a good exercise so far,'' explained Roberto. "The news boys have bonded well with the rest of the squad and you can start to see their true characters coming through.

"We've worked them hard so far with an average of four sessions and five hours a day.

"The fact that we are at high altitude (around 1,000m) makes it a bit tougher, but the boys have responded well. The fact that we haven't picked up any injuries is a bonus.''






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Monday, 7 July 2008

Danes are happiest in the world

Denmark has yet again come out as the happiest nation on Earth.

The World Values Survey, published by the United States National Science Foundation, asked people in 97 countries to rate how happy they were by gauging their responses to two questions:


1) Taking all things together, would you say you are very happy, rather happy, not very happy, or not at all happy?


2) All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?


Behind the smug Danes, the sun-kissed inhabitants of Puerto Rico came second, followed by Colombia, Iceland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada and Austria.

Great Britain managed 21st spot while the USA – the world’s richest nation – came 16th. Bottom of the poll, perhaps unsurprisingly, was hyper-inflated Zimbabwe, with Armenia, Moldova and Belarus almost equally miserable. Indeed, many of the countries deemed gloomiest had histories of repressive regimes or turbulent power struggles.


So what is the secret to Danish happiness? No hills? Bacon?

It seems happiness is all relative. In an interview with CBS, Professor Christensen of the University of Southern Denmark remarked that, “it’s because they’re so glum [they] get happy when things turn out not quite as badly as they expected.”