Tips for viewing the Midnight Sun in Lapland, Scandinavia

The longest day of the year (most daylight hours, or summer solstice) in the northern hemisphere is on June 21st, give or take one day. If you want to see the midnight sun in Lapland, you don’t have to be in the region on that particular day, because the Midnight Sun entertains visitors and locals longer than one night. Here are a few tips for ensuring the perfect Midnight Sun experience.
Inarijärvi, Finland. Read the story “Tips for viewing the Midnight Sun in Lapland, Scandinavia”

The hottest travel destinations in Europe in 2017

Trends and favorite tourist destinations gradually change with time, but this year, the change has been fast. European Travel Commission published a report in July 2017 that summarized the trends in numbers.

One of the most interesting pieces of information in the report is the hot destinations of Europe in 2017. The hottest destinations are Iceland, Montenegro and Malta.
Iceland by Moyan Brenn
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Europe’s hidden treasure travel destinations ranked

Covadonga in Spain, Mdina and Zebbug in Malta, and Salzkammergut region in Austria have been chosen as the top three hidden treasures of Europe when exciting, but little known travel destinations are considered. Mastercard, the company behind the payment card, chose altogether 15 hidden treasure -destinations, and they really are places large audienced do not know about.
Covadonga Basilica, Asturias, Spain. Photo by David Alvarez Lopez-
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Instagram top 10: most photographed sights in Europe

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The number of selfies taken in front of these sights must be mindblowing. I bet there are street sellers touting selfie-sticks at every location. In any case, the ranking for the top 10 most photographed sights in Europe in 2017 according to online image service Instagram (via Klaava.com).

Eiffel Tower in Paris, photo by Alex Lecea
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Fells, fjords, reindeer, Sami, hiking, fishing, mountainbiking: the great outdoors

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland, Scandinavia, Europe
A popular method for tourists to absorb the landscapes and sceneries of Lapland is road travel. Roads maybe few, distances long and services infrequent, but very few destinations in the world has the same variety, wildlife and rough beauty as Lapland. Read the story “Fells, fjords, reindeer, Sami, hiking, fishing, mountainbiking: the great outdoors”