Norway is one of the world’s most amazing places to visit – full to the brim with both modern, state-of-the-art attractions and traditional, heritage-packed charms. There are so many things to see, do and experience. Whether you’re after spectacular landscapes, a blissful city retreat or something a bit more adventurous, there’s something for everyone to […]
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At Scandi Travel, we love providing you with the best holidays to the most exciting destinations in and around Scandinavia. From wonderful tours of Lapland to beautiful city breaks in the heart of Russia, we have something for everyone. And now, we are delighted to announce the upcoming 2018 launch of a range of Norway […]
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One of the best places in the Arctic for Lapland accommodation is Kirkenes. Kirkenes is a town in the Finnmark County of the far northeast of Norway and close by the Norway/Russia border. Well inside the Arctic Circle, it is a unique place to experience Lapland trips for the full effect of the Midnight Sun […]
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Exciting, fascinating and – most importantly – unforgettable. The King Crab Safari in Kirkenes is one of the many remarkable wonders that Scandinavia has to offer. It’s rare that a tour combines informative with exhilarating, but that’s exactly what the King Crab Safari is all about. So what does it involve, and when should you […]
There are a number of myths and misconceptions the rest of the world holds when it comes to Scandinavia and the Nordic countries. While some of these commonly held ideas do ring true for many, there are some which really do need to be debunked. Read on to be enlightened… Myth #1: All Scandinavians are […]
Arguably, one of the best parts of travelling is the opportunity to savour the tastes and flavours of the country in which you are touring. Travel within the Nordic countries is no exception, with the cuisines of this region being unique and deliciously appealing. For many years the Mediterranean diet has been hailed as the […]
The amazing Hotel Kakslauttanen, high in the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, offers a range of accommodation and recreation options. These experiences are once-in-a-lifetime treats, and a memorable stay is guaranteed whether the visitor chooses to stay in a log cabin, enjoy a night in a unique glass igloo, or to spend the night in […]
For nature-lovers, Lapland is a destination with unquestionable appeal and an ideal location for wildlife tourism. Stretching across sections of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia, it’s a vast region presenting a unique and at times harsh habitat for wildlife as the area oscillates between mild summers and freezing winters. Each year, Lapland sees an average […]
Why Visit Scandinavia? Scandinavia as a tourist destination, unless one lives in the region, flies under the radar somewhat and is often overlooked for more well-known and well-trodden travel locales such as the Mediterranean, the European Alps, Thailand, or the South Pacific. What many people don’t realise or consider is that a vacation in Scandinavia […]
Our Ten Favourite Northern Lights Photos There’s nothing quite like scrolling through beautiful photos of faraway lands to escape from that sinking Monday-morning feeling. Whether you’re an eager adventurer or a day dreamer, it’s almost impossible not to get completely captivated by the plethora of travel images on the web: from popular UNESCO World Heritage […]
Calling all travel enthusiasts with a passion for photography. Have you ever taken or seen a fantastic photo of the Northern Lights? Because we’re searching for the number one image – that perfect moment captured – the one that beats all the rest. “Ridiculous!” you may say, “There isn’t one photo of the aurora borealis that’s beats […]
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What are the Northern Lights? The northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are a natural light display occurring 100km above the planet. The lights are created by the expulsion of electrically charged particles by the sun during large solar explosions. These particles are driven towards the North Pole by the Earth’s magnetic field, where […]