Saturday, 29 November 2008

Ystad in the news

The video below comes from The Telegraph and is a few minutes description of Skåne in Southern Sweden thanks to the start of the Wallander movies which will be on the BBC this weekend. Ystad is probably hoping for an influx of visitors from the UK if Wallander becomes as popular as inspector Morse.

Here also, is the written article on Max Davidson's trip to Ystad and southern Sweden.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Visit Lapland Finland this Christmas

Fancy escaping the wet British weather and the credit crisis to the snowy wonderland of Lapland ?. Monarch holidays ( until recently known as Cosmos ) offer day trips, 3 & 4 night trips and even 5 night trips over Christmas and New Year. All trips include a wide range of winter activites and all ski suits and boots are included. Monarch flies to Kittila airport.

To get an idea of what it is all about have a look at this Lapland Video

Monarch have two resorts to choose from in Finland - Levi Fell and Yllasjarvi.

A day trip from Gatwick is likely to cost around £900 for a family of three.
Click here to see the itinerary and what is included.
For those with more time ( and cash! ) have a look at these 3 night, 4 day trips

Friday, 21 November 2008

Wallander on BBC this weekend

Wallander, the BBC films based on Henning Mankell's books and starring Kenneth Branagh are coming soon to the BBC.... Wallander will air on BBC1 on Sunday 30 November at 9 pm.

The films were shot in Southern Sweden.

Here is the trailer now being shown in the UK.

The BBC Wallander films on DVD is now available from Amazon

Friday, 14 November 2008

New New York Sweden flights

As part of a major long haul expansion, Delta Airlines plans to add 15 new international routes to its network in summer 2009, including a new service to Scandinavia !

There will be a new service to Gothenburg Landvetter (GOT) on the west coast of Sweden.

The service will start in June 2009, and there will be 4 flights per week on offer with the first flight planned for 12th June.

Win a dream holiday to Scandinavia

Edit : 23rd November, comp now closed.

Fancy winning a £3500 Expedia voucher in time for Christmas ?

In this simple to enter competition you could be one of two lucky winners of a £3500 gift voucher. Think about the amazing holidays to Scandinavia and the wider Nordic region you could have with that sort of cash !

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The Prize must be redeemed in a single transaction by 30th April 2009 and travel must be completed within 6 months of the booking date. Usual booking terms and conditions apply.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Stockholm Berns Hotel Review

Review from Mr and Mrs Smith :

"Boutiquey but big, with 65 rooms, Berns Hotel was originally built as a restaurant in 1863; it got reincarnated 14 years ago as a unique hotel and entertainment palace. Our room was cosy but not tiny, and we loved its style: wood panelling felt both modern and warm, and the groovy cylindrical TV console not only looked great, but also provided me with a screen for undertaking mysterious changes of attire while Mr Smith caught up with current affairs from the comfort of the bed. The modern bathroom was fine, but not as attractive as the room itself, which had the feel of a first-class cabin, without being painfully retro. "

Friday, 7 November 2008

Hotel Fox, Copenhagen

Hotel Fox

You can book the hotel fox in Copenhagen at, we found rooms for £79 a night

This Hotel is "ultra modern" and "ultra chic" and all rooms were decorated by 21 artists. In the lobby a "feather chandelier" greets the guests and the lift is "graffiti-decorated". You can choose your room and stay in "kitsch", "magical", "the sultry" or have a good night in "sleep well". Some rooms are a little bit "extreme", but the bathrooms are "utterly white tiled". The lobby-cafe is "very cool" and has arts "extended" on the walls. Right in front of the hotel you will find shops and cafes.

The hotel rents out bikes and ipods

Here is a short video of hotel fox in Copenhagen.

New Gatwick flights to Denmark

Cimber Air have announced a new route from Gatwick (LGW) to Billund (BLL). The flight will operate daily except Saturday. The flights will leave Gatwick at 1655 and leave Billund 1545. The first flight will be on 24th November.

easyJet have announced a new route from Gatwick to Copenhagen (CPH). The flight will operate daily at 17:30 from Gatwick and 20:55 from Copenhagen.
The first flight will be on 15th January.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Video Tour of Copenhagen

Ten minute Copenhagen Tour video. . .

Well worth a look if you are thinking of a trip to Scandinavia and need some inspiration.