Destinations

The destinations for outdoor adventures offered by Nature Travels.

Seven Really Useful Swedish Words with No Direct Equivalent in English

Really useful Swedish expressions with no direct equivalent in English. Photo: Filip Dejaegher.

Are you feeling “mojsig” today? How much is “lagom” for you? If someone mentions the term “relativity”, and you’ll almost certainly think of Einstein and his famous equation E=MC2. But have you heard of linguistic relativity? Also known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, the principle of linguistic relativity proposes that the language we speak shapes how

Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway

Latest Travel Updates for Sweden, Finland and Norway. Photo: Niki Bates, Nature Travels.

Last updated: 25th November 2020. NB: While we make every effort to ensure that information given below is current and regularly updated, Nature Travels accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided here. It is the responsibility of the person(s) travelling to check the latest regulations both in the country you are travelling

A Swedish Summer

A Swedish Summer. Photo: Nature Travels.

Sofia and I are halfway through a three-week stay in the Stockholm Archipelago, where we’re lucky enough to have a summer house on a small island in the middle archipelago. At a time when so much has changed and so quickly, it feels both very strange and very wonderful to be here again. It’s a

How To (Pretend To) Be Swedish

How to (pretend to) be Swedish. Photo: Nature Travels.

Bob from the Nature Travels team draws on his 20 years of experience with Swedish culture to give some tips on how to blend in if you’re travelling to Sweden or have some Swedish friends! 1. Build up your coffee tolerance and take time out for “fika” For such a relaxed bunch, the Swedes drink

Easter in the Nordic Countries

Easter in the Nordic Countries. Photo: Nature Travels.

While Easter here in the UK may be mainly about rabbits and eggs, Easter is celebrated differently all over Europe and in the Nordic countries they have their own traditions. In Sweden and Finland, children dress up as witches and go visit houses in the hope to receive some sweets in exchange for a drawing

Basic Norwegian Phrases

Basic Norwegian Phrases. Photo: Nature Travels.

As in other Nordic countries, English is spoken to a good standard by many Norwegians, so you shouldn’t need an intensive Norwegian language course to make yourself understood on your travels. However, if you would like to learn some words and phrases to practise on the locals, they will very much appreciate it! Here are

Why the “Spring Winter” is the time to go dog sledding!

In the UK, by the time you get to March, the daffodils have been out for a while and we’re starting to dream about our next summer adventure. But up in the far north of the Nordic countries in Sweden, Norway & Finland, the winter season is still going strong and it’s arguably the best

How to Travel from Stockholm Arlanda Airport into Stockholm City

How to Travel from Stockholm Arlanda Airport into Stockholm City. Photo: Niki, Nature Travels.

For many of our outdoor adventures in Sweden, Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) will be the arrival point for onward travel by train or domestic flight (we hope you’ll choose the train!). There are two other outlying airports, Stockholm Skavsta (NYO) and Stockholm Västerås (VST), both approx. 90 minutes from Stockholm and served by Ryanair, but Arlanda

Why Ski Touring is the New Hiking

Why Ski Touring Is The New Hiking. Photo: Catherine Kelham.

Bob from the Nature Travels team discusses why hiking enthusiasts should be taking to their skis in winter. Are you a keen hiker? Do you love exploring wild and beautiful areas under your own power, feeling the sun on your face, the wind in your hair, and the freedom and joy of outdoor life in

The Golden Eagle in Sweden – Grace Under Pressure

Photo: Håkan Vargas S/imagebank.sweden.se

The Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos, is Sweden’s second largest bird of prey, the largest being the White-tailed Sea Eagle. It has a body length of almost a metre and a wingspan of well over two metres, making the Golden Eagle considerably larger than the more commonly-seen buzzard. Found throughout the country, Golden Eagles are most

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