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The New Winter Scandinavian Brochure from Taber Holidays is Now Here!

Published on 17th July 2013 by Suzel in Blue Lagoon , Finland Holidays , General , Iceland , Lofoten Islands , Norway , Sweden , The Northern Lights , Winter Holidays

Packed full of exciting new holidays, our new winter tours are guaranteed to provide you with an unforgettable experience!Our new tour 'The Great Aurora Hunt' is set in the magnificent Lofoten Islands in Norway, and makes your dream of photographing the Northern Lights a reality with veteran Aurora photographer Andy Keen!Why not spend a night i...

The Bizarre Foods of Iceland!

Published on 12th July 2013 by Suzel in Iceland

H karl AKA Rotten Shark H karl (which is Icelandic for shark) is a food from Iceland consisting of fermented and dried Greenlandic shark which is produced intentionally 3-hours away from Reykjavik because the smell is so bad!The meat of the shark when fresh is actually poisonous due to its high content of urea and trimethylamine oxide! H karl ...

The Fantastic Museums of Stockholm

Published on 8th July 2013 by Suzel

  The Vasa Museum, Stockholm The Vasa Museum is a maritime museum in Stockholm, Sweden and is located on the island of Djurg rden. As of 2013, the Vasa museum has been visited over 26 million times, making it the most popular museum in the whole of Scandinavia and rightly so! The Vasa Museum displays the almost fully intact remains of a 1...

The Knut Hamsun Centre

Published on 5th July 2013 by Suzel in Norway , Uncategorized

Knut Hamsun a name synonymous in the literary world for being one of the greatest writers to have ever lived. Born in Lom in the Gudbrandsdal valley of Norway in 1859, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920.Disregarding the fact that Hunger and Mysteries are two of my favourite novels of all time (trying to be as un-biased as ...

The popular music of Scandinavia

Published on 3rd July 2013 by Suzel in Iceland , Norway , Sweden , Uncategorized

Scandinavia a land full of magic and mystique, a land of fairy tales. Beautiful mountainous landscapes, deep fjords, powerful volcanoes and waterfalls, geysers, forests, clean air and water, snow, sledging, the northern lights, polar bears, icebergs, coffee shops, museums and culture. The list is endless!Now reading this huge list of its attrib...