The best tours of Scandinavia

Scandinavia is easy to travel around, but booking trains, buses and hotels can be a chore and can end up working out more expensive than doing an organized tour. You may be short of time and want to fit in seeing as much of the region as possible in a few days. Pic: Srvora (CC) Or maybe you fancy a bucket-list trip exploring the wilderness, hunting for the northern lights, or spotting whales with expert guides? Whichever type of itinerary suits your trip, we’ve picked some of the best tours of Scandinavia that you can find. Three countries in under a week If you’re short of time and want to cram in the highlights of three countries in under a

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10 cool places to stay in Finland

Finland is full of fun and fantastic places to stay, whether you’re looking for an upmarket design hotel or a simple cabin in the woods. We’ve trawled through a selection of treehouses, private islands and lakeside lodges – many with their own sauna, of course – and picked out our 10 favourite places to stay in Finland. Try a treehouse in the Arctic Circle These super-smart cabins in the woods have floor-to-ceiling windows with fantastic views over the forest. Near the town of Rovaniemi on the edge of the Arctic Circle, these comfortable elevated rooms have chic Finnish design and are close to all the festive action of Finland’s iconic Santa Claus village. Relax on a private island For a

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