Åre in Sweden – A Ski Holiday in Scandinavia to see the Northern Lights

by Scandinavian mum

Åre, named by Conde Naste as one of the world’s ten best ski-resorts, offers excellent snow and world class skiing. But what really sets Åre apart from other ski destinations is its quaint village nestled below the slopes; with a picturesque square surrounded by traditional wooden houses with hotels, shops and restaurants.

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Scandinavian Christmas Market – Stockholm

by Scandinavian mum

By the time December comes round, Sweden has very few hours of daylight. The sun drops out of sight in the afternoon. The first Sunday of Advent comes as an eagerly awaited sign that Christmas is approaching. Although by then, of course, the Christmas shop windows and street decorations are already in place.
We highly recommend the oldest and very traditional Christmas Market in Stockholm with a special cheery festive atmosphere, Stortorgets Julmarknad in the heart of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) at Stortorget Square (close to the Royal Palace).
The market opens the 20th of November and there is several stalls offering Swedish Christmas sweets, smoked sausages, reindeer and elk meat and other delicacies, glögg (mulled wine) and a range of Swedish handmade arts and crafts.

Stockholm is a tremendously beautiful city and the Old Town with the picturesque cobblestone streets is the perfect surroundings for the annual Christmas market.

Also read about Scandinavian Christmas markets in Copenhagen and Oslo.

It’s been too long!

by Scandinavian mum

Trying not to mention the hottest subject over the last week that we all are slowly growing tired of I have to admit that we had our return journey from our Easter Holiday in Norway unexpectedly changed from a simple 2 hours flight into traveling through Northern Europe by car, boat and train, staying at various of places whilst waiting for Euro Star to have 4 seats available for the last leg of our journey…

It’s amazing how rural Scandinavia suddenly is when there is no flights. But what an adventure at the same time when you have to travel more than 1200 miles through Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and France in order to get back home.

Picture to the left is shot by Amélie, of her new souvenir from Brussels. Looking very happy to finally be on the train, going to his new home in the UK.

Picture shows two little Scandinavians missing the ferry in Rodbyhavn, Denmark by only 2 minutes.

Anyway! It’s lovely to be back in sunny London! First thing I did was clearing out our winter clothes, making space for Spring Summer! Thank you for visiting and looking forward to catching up!