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Articles relating to our outdoor experiences in Sweden or to Swedish culture and traditions.

Our Top 10 Adventure Memories from 15 Years of Nature Travels – Part 2

Our Top 10 Adventures from 15 Years of Nature Travels – Part 1. Photo: Nature Travels.Our Top 10 Adventures from 15 Years of Nature Travels – Part 2. Photo: Nature Travels.

Nature Travels celebrated its 15th birthday on 1st March this year – 15 wonderful years of working with outdoor adventures in Sweden, Finland and Norway, helping over 16,000 guests from more than 20 different countries discover the wonders of these beautiful countries. Founders and owners Bob & Sofia Carter look back on the last 15 years and

Are Sweden, Norway And Finland In The EU? Do They Use The Euro?

Are Sweden, Norway and Finland In The EU? Do They Use The Euro? Photo: Christine Davies.

Which of our destination countries are part of the European Union, and which ones use the Euro as their currency? These are questions we’re often asked by guests travelling with us for their outdoor adventures in Sweden, Norway and Finland…and the answers aren’t necessarily straightforward! Here’s our guide to understanding EU membership (or not!) and

The Best Scandinavian Outdoor Instagram Accounts To Follow

The Best Scandinavian Outdoor Instagram Accounts Follow. Photo: Euan Turner.

Instagram is a treasure-trove of inspiring, dramatic, “this-could-be-you” outdoor images. You can while away many happy hours lost in the sea of beautiful pictures and dreaming of your next trip. Here we’ve collected a few of our favourite accounts which focus on the Nordic outdoors – from lighting fires and camping beneath the stars to

5 Swedish Christmas Foods To Buy From IKEA

Five Swedish Christmas foods to buy from IKEA. Photo: Nature Travels

Bob from the Nature Travels team gives some suggestions to bring a bit of Sweden to your Christmas this year… Every year around this time, at least in the years when we’re not planning to be in Sweden for Christmas, Sofia and I make our annual pilgrimage to IKEA to raid the Swedish food section

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: 18th June 2021 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

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

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