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Dec
4

A Unique Christmas Experience – Sweden’s ICE Hotel

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Ice hotel

If you are looking for something new and exciting this Christmas, then you should consider a stay at the ICE Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden. 200KMs above the Arctic Circle, this hotel receives 50,000 visitors a year with 35,000 overnight stays and is only open from December until April. So, what makes it so special? It is constructed of ice and snow. Each year, ice is harvested from the Torne River in March and April which is then kept in cold storage until November when construction begins. The hotel has both warm and cold rooms.

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Dec
7

Saint Lucia in Stockholm

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Saint Lucia in StockholmFor its winter atmosphere, Sweden is the ideal place to visit around the period of Christmas festivities. Although, Christmas celebrations do take place on the 24th December, there is a very peculiar tradition for Saint Lucia’s day on the 13th December, which occurs close to the winter solstice.

Saint Lucia is one of the few Saints to be celebrated in Lutheran Scandinavian countries that is in fact also related to a pagan mythical figure of Lucia and dates back from Medieval Times. She is personified as the queen of light, a young woman bringing light and sweets in the darkest period of the year.

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Dec
18

Sweden to develop Arlanda Airport

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Arlanda Airport in Sweden is regarded as one of the most important airports in Europe. Because of the location of Sweden it has become the convenient gateway for tourists.  Arlanda Airport is used by more than 18 million passengers a year. Continuous development is a must for the government and controllers to continue accommodation of the increasing travellers to this part of Europe.

But Sweden wants to take the airport to another level of service. There are plans for developing an Airport City which will be built around the current airport, transforming its look from a mere portal for tourists.

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