What Causes The Northern Lights and Where Can I See Them?

The Northern Lights. Photo: Ben Roberts.

Jayne from the Nature Travels team takes a look at the beautiful phenomenon of the Northern Lights. Here in the UK we are not well known for our Northern Lights displays (especially not now we are at the beginning of summer). However, as Aurora displays are sometimes seen (even here in Dorset in the south,

Husky Sledding in Northern Sweden

Husky Sledding in Northern Sweden.

Jayne from Nature Travels joins one of our Northern Lights Dog Sledding in Lapland tours. The other members of my group were a mother and daughter and a family (father, mother and daughter), our guide Torben (all or whom were from Germany) and myself. The morning of our first day’s sledding dawned a beautiful sunny

Clothing – The Scandinavian Way

Clothing - The Scandinavian Way. Photo: Aclima.

This article is a guest post from our friends at Nordic Outdoor, UK stockists of a wide range of Scandinavian outdoor brands. No matter the weather Scandinavians love to be outdoors. Rooted in this lifestyle are a lot of ways of looking at the outdoors, and the clothing necessary to enjoy it, that are vastly

Fika in Gothenburg, Sweden

Photo: Nicho Sodling/imagebank.sweden.se

Sofia from the Nature Travels team introduces the culture of “fika” in Swedish culture and where to fika on your next visit to Gothenburg. Fika is a concept in Swedish culture which means ‘taking a break for coffee and a bite to eat’. So the coffee is often accompanied with pastries, cakes, cookies or sandwiches.

Lost in Translation – pepper, peppers, paprika, chilli or chillies?

Lost in Swedish Translation.

Speaking a foreign language is always going to be fraught with potential confusion and embarrassment. Years ago when I first met my wife and tried to express my love in my fledgling Swedish, my attempt to say, “You are the thunder in my heart” (we were watching a lightning storm at the time – rather

Kayaking in Bohuslän, West Sweden

Kayaking in Bohuslän, West Sweden

Bohuslän county, on the west coast of Sweden, is perfect for sea kayaking. Few places offer waters that are so suitable for paddling as Bohuslän and with its unique, smooth granite cliffs and thousands of islands, it’s a wonderful experience to paddle here. You can go ashore on the islands and spend the night in

Canoeing in Skåne, Southern Sweden

Canoeing in Skåne, southern Sweden.

Skåne County is the southernmost county in Sweden and one of north Europe’s most productive farming districts. The Skåne landscape is characterised by farmland, deciduos forests and lakes. It was a strong seat of pwer during the Viking area with many relics from this time. In Skåne you find many open fields and broad horisons.

Five Things I Loved About My First Visit To Stockholm

Stockholm old town

Kat joined Niki from Nature Travels on a recent trip to Stockholm and she tells us what she loved about the place! Before I travelled to Stockholm a few weeks ago, I knew very little about it. What I discovered once I arrived was that it was a beautiful, welcoming city with lots to experience.

Lake Saimaa, Linnansaari National Park and Saimaa Ringed Seals

Saimaa Ringed Seal

Lake Saimaa is like an inland archipelago with waters clear and fresh! The water is so clean you can drink it directly from the lake! It covers a surface area of 4400km and the shoreline amounts to 13,700 km and there are about 13,710 islands in the lake. At the end of June I was

How To Have Your Own Swedish Midsummer Party

Having your own Midsummer Party

Sofia from the Nature Travels team, who was born in Sweden, tells you how to hold your own Swedish Midsummer celebration. What time of year should I have my midsummer party? The Swedes always celebrate on the Friday closest to the summer solstice. The summer solstice is normally around 21st-22nd June. However, as you and

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