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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...

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...

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...

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...

Snowmobiling on the Luleå Archipelago in Swedish Lapland

Published on 26th August 2016 by Suzel

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit some truly beautiful places in Scandinavia during the winter months. Over the last six or seven years I’ve visited the area known as Swedish Lapland extensively; most especially the region of Norrbotten and the Luleå Archipelago which are located on the fringes of the Arctic Circle. Of all th...

Cultural Hotspots: 6 of the Best Things to Do in Copenhagen

Published on 21st August 2013 by Suzel in Denmark

Alex and Shing's 6 picks of what to do over a weekend away in Copenhagen by Alex ShawTivoli GardensTivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden situated in the very heart of Copenhagen s city centre. Opened in 1843, it is the second oldest amusement park, and the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world, attracting ov...

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 ...