What’s New in Scandinavia?
The Famous Britannia Hotel Reopened in 2019
The famous and prestigious Britannia Hotel in Trondheim, Norway, reopened in 2019. It first opened its glamorous doors in 1870 and became the gathering point of visiting dignitaries and Trondheim residents. Kings, queens, world famous explorers, politicians, actors and aristocracy have all resided here. All rooms are individually decorated, and equally amazing are the spa and the restored Palm Court restaurant.
The 5-Star Bank Hotel is Newly Reopened in Stockholm
The Bank Hotel is newly reopened in Stockholm. This 5-star hotel, located in an impressive building on one of the most prestigious spots in the city center, is just a few steps from the shoreline and the best shopping streets. The boutique hotel is lovingly renovated with sophisticated bars and elegant restaurants.
The Funken Lodge in Svalbard Offers Magnificent Views
The newly reopened Funken Lodge in Svalbard offers a unique experience with magnificent views of the town as well as of the glaciers. The hotel is open year-round, with 88 rooms and modern meeting facilities. Originally built as accommodations for the mining administrators, it is now a luxurious hotel sporting a new wing and restaurant.
Environmentally Friendly Ferries are Up and Running in the Norwegian Fjords
Electric and environmentally friendly ferries are now up and running in the Norwegian fjords. The boats are especially built for great views of the impressive mountain sides of the iconic fjords. All ships are required to produce zero carbon emissions by 2026 and are wonderfully silent!
Arctic Bath, a Floating Hotel – Coming Soon to Lapland!
Arctic Bath, a hotel inspired by the timber floating era is being constructed in Lapland, in the very north of Sweden. The main building will look like a jam of floating timber right on the river. It will feature a spa, saunas, cold bath, hot bath, a shop, bar and restaurant. The unique rooms will be floating on the river and will be accessible via foot bridges. Bookings are open for 2020.
Did You Know?
Zip Line in the Fjords and Ride the Largest Gondola in Europe
Norway’s newest zip line is in Flåm, right in the heart of the fjord country. It is Scandinavia’s longest zip line and is best combined with the famous historic Flåm railway. In Voss, also in the fjord region, you can take the largest gondola in Europe to the top and dine at the new Hangurstoppen restaurant.
National Geographic Lists Gothenburg as One of the Best 2019 Culinary Destinations
The Swedish West Coast city of Gothenburg has been listed by National Geographic as one of the best 2019 culinary destinations in the world. It is the only Nordic destination among the 17 cities on the list. The reasons given are the relaxed and high quality coffee shops, shrimp sandwiches, shellfish and an abundance of small scale local breweries.
Major Highway Under Construction Along the Norwegian Coastline
The Norwegian government is embarking on the largest infrastructure project in the country’s history; a highway along the Norwegian coastline, through mountains and across and under the fjords, all the way from Kristiansand in the south to Trondheim in the north.
The travel magazine, “Vagabond”, rates Norway as the World’s Best Destination in 2019.
Wherever you are in Denmark, it is never farther than 31 miles to the coast and some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.