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Swedish private island escape

Published on 13th January 2019 by Suzel in General , Sweden

During the Spring of 2018, my colleague Jo and I (Suzel) made arrangements to visit two new products which we were really excited about - a small Swedish countryside boutique hotel called Stilleben, and a separate private island with single, traditional Swedish wooden cottage known simply and collectively as KABIN. This blog provides a short...

How to Make Crisp Cinnamon Cookies for the Festive Season

Published on 19th December 2018 by Suzel

The festive season is a time for being with the family, indulging and adding a little extra sparkle to life. That's why baking is the perfect activity - it's fun to do with your kids or with friends or even by yourself with a little glass of bubbly and the radio to keep you company! Since we love everything Scandinavian we want to share with you...

5 Best Ways to See the Northern Lights this Winter

Published on 15th November 2018 by Suzel

The Northern Lights – a magical display of dancing illuminations – are one of nature’s greatest displays and a prime reason to fly north to the Arctic for a winter break. A must for any bucket list, this year we have handpicked four of the best itineraries to Norway, Finland and Sweden. Interested? Don't wait to book, as these des...

What’s so amazing about Iceland? We’ll tell you what!

Published on 26th March 2018 by Suzel

ICELAND IS definitely seeing a boom. Actually, that’s a bit of an understatement as Iceland is seriously hot stuff at the moment! In spite of ash clouds, financial crises and some very windy weather, this weird, wild and wonderful destination remains at the top of so many traveller’s wish lists. Of all the international visitors to I...

Celebrating May 17th, Norway's National Day!

Published on 16th May 2017 by Suzel

When it comes to national pride, we could learn a lot from the Norwegians. Despite its large size and the wide geographical spread of its population, Norway is a country deeply unified and its people are proud of their heritage. So proud in fact, that every year on May 17th, they show the world just how much as they come together to celebrate Con...

Supplier Spotlight: Dog Musher Richard Karlsson

Published on 6th March 2017 by Suzel

Known as the dog whisperer amongst the locals, musher Richard Karlsson enjoys a very special connection with his huskies. In fact Richard is very special altogether! We caught up with the former chef to find out more about his passion for his dogs, storytelling and the great outdoors. Richard is 41, a dad of two, and lives in Sörbyn in Swedish...

An A - Z Guide of Scandinavia

Published on 19th February 2017 by Suzel

When it comes to holidays, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries are literally brimming with possibilities. Maybe you want to go in search of the Northern Lights? Perhaps a city break appeals, or you want to explore Norway’s beautiful fjord region? If you are undecided about your next destination, or what to do and see, our handy A-Z guide m...

Supplier Spotlight: Northern Lights Chaser Kjetil Skogli

Published on 7th February 2017 by Suzel

  Welcome to the first in our series of  ‘Supplier Spotlight’. We aim to bring you an insight into one of our Scandinavian suppliers each month and are starting with Kjetil Skogli, a 52-year-old Northern Lights Chaser from Tromsø, Norway. Kjetil lives with his partner, Irene, and two boys aged 15 and 8 and famously fou...

Scandinavia Only - What's with our new name?

Published on 26th December 2016 by Suzel

New Year normally heralds change and no more so right now than for us! With the start of 2017 we would like to introduce you to Scandinavia Only, our shiny new brand here at Taber Holidays. You may have already noticed our website has undergone a bit of a revamp and we now have a lovely new URL, www.scandinaviaonly.co.uk. Why have we done this? Th...