Chilling Out at the Top of the World

It is without a doubt one of the coolest vacations one could ever take. Lying at the northern tip of the Gulf of Bothnia, not far from the Swedish border, is the city of Kemi, the gateway to Finnish Lapland.  Kemi is about 620 km from Helsinki, a little less than 800 km from Stockholm…

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Goteborg – A gotta-go-to-city

If you are looking for a great getaway when in Sweden, “go west young man”. Closer to Copenhagen and Oslo than to Stockholm, Göteborg is a cosmopolitan crossroads city and the gateway to Sweden’s west coast. Founded in 1621 , Göteborg (Gothenburg) is Sweden’s second largest city and home to the largest Nordic sea port,…

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Sweden – Upscale Uppsala

UPSCALE UPPSALA If you are looking to get in touch with your inner Viking or just to escape Stockholm for the day, think Uppsala. Open for business and pleasure since 1286, Uppsala is one of Sweden’s most enticing cities. Home to Scandinavia’s oldest university, the city today hosts two universities and is a hub for…

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Finland’s Regal Route

The King’s Road is one of Northern Europe’s oldest transportation routes. Its royal pedigree alludes to the fact that this corridor was used by Swedish kings to wreak havoc on Russia and by the Russian Czar to return the favour in kind, once he got his chance. Originating in Bergen, Norway, it follows a postal…

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