Den globala reseguiden Lonely Planet har denna vecka lanserat sin bok med de bästa resmålen 2010. Boken har 17 olika listor och en utser Island till en av de destinationer som ger mest valuta för pengarna under 2010. Island har alltid ansetts vara ett utmärkt resemål men har aldrig tidigare förknippats med överkomliga priser.
Island rankas som ett av de mest prisvärda resmålen under 2010 enligt Lonely Planets nya bok over de bästa resmålen under 2010. Boken som släpptes denna vecka är Lonely Planets femte årliga sammanställning av världens bästa resmål och upplevelser under nästkommande år. Reseguiden presenterar de tio bästa länderna, regionerna och städerna att besöka i ett antal olika kategorier, däribland mest prisvärda destinationer. För 2010 har Lonely Planets globala team utsett Island till ett av flera intressanta resmål under 2010. Read more
Iceland is certainly a place full of enigmatic charm. A mountainous island with only one city, the capital Reykjavik, you’d be forgiven for thinking it a destination for nature lovers; the perfect place for soul searching some might say! Situated somewhere in the north Atlantic Ocean between Europe and North America, it often surprises people to learn that it has been more closely aligned with Europe than Canada and the US. And this geographical dichotomy is one which is mirrored in the Icelandic landscape. Read more
These days if you visit any of the major European cities, you’ll more than likely find yourself graced with a fantastic range of shops, the finest of dining experiences at your disposal, luxurious hotels and truly breathtaking architecture. But what truly separates Stockholm from the rest is its stunning natural beauty, which it has maintained as it has kept up with modern trends. Not only does it boast beauty but the city has an almost indefinable character and vibe to it—Stockholm is synonymous with the international club and music scenes, and one need only take a glance around them upon arrival to know that the city has had and still upholds an eclectic cultural persona.
And the beauty of sight-seeing in Stockholm is that nearly all of its outstanding, must-see features are accessible on foot, which means you can take things at your own pace and stop for a while to truly appreciate some of the natural and architectural feats the city has to offer—for the ultimate Stockholm experience, why not jump on one of the various boat rides that travel on different routes around the city, giving you a different perspective on the Archipelago. Three of the city’s main attractions appear on the World Heritage List and are definitely worth a visit, these being Skogskyrkogården (the city’s Woodland Cemetery), Drottningholm Palace and Birka, a Viking remain on the island of Björkö— be sure to have your camera or mobile at the ready, as these sites are guaranteed to make beautiful and unique pictures and are perfect postcard material! If you have a Vodafone mobile phone you have the power to kill two birds with one stone with Vodafone Postcard, as you can keep the picture on your phone to remind you of your Stockholm stay but you can also send the picture to Vodafone who will print the picture onto a postcard for you and send it onto the recipient for as little as £1.50 (including postage). Take a peek at their site to find the latest phones, such as the HTC Desire.
And when you find all that sight–seeing has worked up an appetite and a thirst, you’ll be pleased to know that Stockholm is now acclaimed as having a reputation for taking a dynamic and exciting approach towards food and the dining experience. Stockholm is definitely a city which makes you feel welcome, its ‘all-inclusive’ attitude means that families don’t have to worry about taking children along with them, and in addition to its lively nightlife, Stockholm also has a very open-minded gay scene. The city’s status in the design world plays an integral role with regards to its shopping scene, and as such it is often dubbed ‘Shopholm’.
In recent years Denmark has become something of a tourist haven. In 2007, its 4.7 million visitors pushed it up into forty-second on the world tourism league table and it became the second most popular Scandinavian tourist destination.
And you don’t have to look far for an explanation. Just take the country’s capital, Copenhagen, and one can see why the country attracts so many annual visitors. Not only does the city host the world’s oldest resident monarchy but it is also home to a fantastic array of museums and art galleries. But the most popular of Copenhagen’s tourist attractions has to be Tivoli gardens and all their mystic charm. Read more