• five scandinavian journeys worth taking

 

Snow-capped cliffs axed in two by bending fjords, cold open skies, and miles of silence – Scandinavia in the winter months is a wonder to behold. Travelers seeking plenty of space, wild walks through the forests, and pure comfort beside the fire will find their solace in the far-flung corners of Norway, Iceland, and Sweden.

 

The Flam Railway, Norway

Climb aboard for one of the most breathtaking rail journeys in the world. The Flam railway takes you on a journey from the seas of Sogenfjord to the mountain station of Myrdal. As you swish through the series of tunnels, pass frozen waterfalls and chug up one of the world’s steepest inclines you will have plenty of time to kick back in your seat and drink in the view. There’s something gorgeously cozy about being in a warm train with a cup of coffee watching a stunning icy landscape pass by.

 

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The Circle Pass, Iceland

Land of volcanoes and folklore – Iceland has been compared to stepping onto another planet. The Circle Pass invites you to take a bus journey around some of the country’s most jaw dropping routes. The Kjolur route takes you across the stark interior of Iceland, the south shore is a vision of black sands and green fields, and the north is all rippled lava and lakes. You can hop on and off as you like, sleeping in local farm guest houses and dining on fish stews, hot rye bread and lingonberry jam.

 

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Lofoten Cabin Stay, Norway

One of the most impeccable spots in Norway is the wild archipelago of Lofoten. Get away from it all with aa stay in the stilted rorbu cabins. Crafted from timber and with modern features and roaring fireplaces, this is the perfect place for curling up with a good book and escaping it all. The fishing village of Svolvær is a fine spot for hiding beneath the mountains and sampling cloudberry cheesecake on long dark afternoons.

 

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Igloo Pods, Lapland

The epic winter skies of the Finnish Lapland make you not want to miss a moment. While others dream of dog sled rides and cross-country skiing, there is nothing that compares to cozying up in your own glass igloo, surrounded by snow, and watching the Northern Lights flash across the sky. When you aren’t glued to the Aurora Borealis, you can lose yourself in the fog of a Finnish sauna and search for reindeers along the forest trails.

 

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Glaciers in Greenland

A place still barely touched by the west, Greenland still holds onto those traditions of fishing and small-scale hunting. Wide and wild and scattered with rural communities, a visit to this land of forgotten time offers a rare experience. You can take a cruise around Spitsbergen to the east coast in search of mighty glaciers or even splurge on a helicopter ride to take you above the frozen wasteland.

 

 

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five scandinavian journeys worth taking

 

Snow-capped cliffs axed in two by bending fjords, cold open skies, and miles of silence – Scandinavia in the winter months is a wonder to behold. Travelers seeking plenty of space, wild walks through the forests, and pure comfort beside the fire will find their solace in the far-flung corners of Norway, Iceland, and Sweden.

 

The Flam Railway, Norway

Climb aboard for one of the most breathtaking rail journeys in the world. The Flam railway takes you on a journey from the seas of Sogenfjord to the mountain station of Myrdal. As you swish through the series of tunnels, pass frozen waterfalls and chug up one of the world’s steepest inclines you will have plenty of time to kick back in your seat and drink in the view. There’s something gorgeously cozy about being in a warm train with a cup of coffee watching a stunning icy landscape pass by.

 

 norway

 

 

 

The Circle Pass, Iceland

Land of volcanoes and folklore – Iceland has been compared to stepping onto another planet. The Circle Pass invites you to take a bus journey around some of the country’s most jaw dropping routes. The Kjolur route takes you across the stark interior of Iceland, the south shore is a vision of black sands and green fields, and the north is all rippled lava and lakes. You can hop on and off as you like, sleeping in local farm guest houses and dining on fish stews, hot rye bread and lingonberry jam.

 

 iceland

 

 

 

Lofoten Cabin Stay, Norway

One of the most impeccable spots in Norway is the wild archipelago of Lofoten. Get away from it all with aa stay in the stilted rorbu cabins. Crafted from timber and with modern features and roaring fireplaces, this is the perfect place for curling up with a good book and escaping it all. The fishing village of Svolvær is a fine spot for hiding beneath the mountains and sampling cloudberry cheesecake on long dark afternoons.

 

norway 

 

 

Igloo Pods, Lapland

The epic winter skies of the Finnish Lapland make you not want to miss a moment. While others dream of dog sled rides and cross-country skiing, there is nothing that compares to cozying up in your own glass igloo, surrounded by snow, and watching the Northern Lights flash across the sky. When you aren’t glued to the Aurora Borealis, you can lose yourself in the fog of a Finnish sauna and search for reindeers along the forest trails.

 

lapland

 

 

 

Glaciers in Greenland

A place still barely touched by the west, Greenland still holds onto those traditions of fishing and small-scale hunting. Wide and wild and scattered with rural communities, a visit to this land of forgotten time offers a rare experience. You can take a cruise around Spitsbergen to the east coast in search of mighty glaciers or even splurge on a helicopter ride to take you above the frozen wasteland.

 

 

greenland

 

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