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Suomenlinna sea fortress just off the coast from Helsinki

Helsinki: a city for all seasons

Destination: Helsinki

Effortlessy cool Helsinki - the city where East meets West - is about sauna, Scandinavian chic and enjoying long summer days or cold winter nights

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The Eagle Bend above the Geiranger fjord ©C.H. - Innovation Norway

Norway on a budget

Destination: Oslo

It’s a country known for fjords, midnight sun and blue-eyed blondes – and for extortionate prices, but don’t let that put you off. There are ways to see Norway on a budget

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Lapland - The bar at the Ice Hotel

Finnish Lapland: an affordable winter wonderland

Destination: Kittila

For affordable and uncrowded ski slopes, travel to Levi in Finnish Lapland where you can stay in an ice hotel and spot the Northern Lights

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A heavenly light: in the depths of the Arctic winter, the aurora borealis blazes over the Norwegian coast

How and where to see the Northern Lights

Destination: Iceland

Every winter the Arctic night skies put on a mesmerising light show: the aurora borealis. There are lots of ways, and places to see it. Here are suggestions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland

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Snowmobiling in the Arctic Circle

Destination: Murmansk

On an extreme snowmobile safari from Finland to the frozen wastes of Russia, a noisy 540cc beast soon becomes your new best friend

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Road trip around Iceland

Destination: Iceland

Take the ring road around Iceland for a road trip like no other. Rent a car, buy a map, and discover this remarkable country for yourself

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Sunset over Reykjavik

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) - Increasing your chances

by Cyfran

Destination: Iceland

The Northern Lights are accessible to all. So it's easy to get to the right place, crawl out of your hotel with cocktail in hand and watch the show right? Wrong. To improve your chances read my guide

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Chilling out in Iceland's hotspots

Destination: Iceland

From Reykjavik’s thermal spas and open-air pools to Laugardalslaug's cosy bars with log fires and sheepskin rugs, Iceland is now more appealing and affordable than ever

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Blue eyed husky - copyright Trym Ivar Bergsmo Finnmark Tourist Board

Cold comfort on the Finnmark plateau

Destination: Karasjok

A trip to Finnmark, Norway's Arctic wilderness, is the perfect tonic for the winter blues

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