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[ 0 ] August 4, 2011

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Northern Lights - Sweden - Fabulous travel guide

Best place to see the Northern Lights? Sweden’s Ice Hotel

[ 0 ] October 6, 2010

Planning a trip to Sweden? Book a stay at the ICEHOTEL and experience the infamous Northern Lights from one of the best spots in the world.
Located just 200km north of the Arctic Circle in a small village called Jukkasjarvi, this hotel is said to offer its guests the best possible chance to witness this incredible phenomenon – a spectacle of dancing colours in the mid-winter darkness.
Northern Lights - Sweden - Fabulous travel guide
Northern Lights – Sweden – Fabulous travel guide

Guided tours leave the hotel at 11pm every night and return by 2am. Locations vary, depending on the weather. Reservations can be booked on the day (before 10pm).

Accommodation

When you’re not catching a guided Northern Lights tour at midnight, there’s plenty to explore at the hotel. Brave the freezing temperatures in your very own ice room (pictured), take an ice sculpting class or mingle with guests at the ABSOLUT ICEBAR JUKKASJÄRVI while sipping colourful ice drinks.

Sweden's Ice Hotel - Northern Lights - Fabulous travel Guide

Best time to go

The best time to see the Northern Lights is between mid August and mid April. January has the highest number of clear days and in percent the lowest average cloudiness - the essential precondition to be able to view the Northern Lights.

For more info, and to book a room, visit www.icehotel.com. Can’t afford to go away? London’s Ice Bar is truly unique experience not to be missed!

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Elbow Beach - Bermuda

Bermuda on a budget

[ 2 ] July 6, 2010

Bermuda is a little slice of paradise that seems to have slipped off the radar here in the UK.

Okay, it may be a little pricey, but with dramatic coastlines, crystal clear waters and pink sand beaches, surely you can’t blame the locals for hoicking up the prices? And honestly, it’s worth it. It’s clean, refreshing and utterly ravishing. Flowers tumble over garden walls, tiny white sails flutter on the horizon and painted stone cottages nestle into the countryside…

The best part is, it’s only 6 and a half hours from the UK. So you can arrive fresh faced and bushy tailed and dive straight into the sea. Bliss.

Bermuda | Elbow Beach | Fabulous travel guide

Elbow Beach - Bermuda

Where to stay

While we can’t all afford to stay at Elbow Beach, like the celebs, there are still a couple of other options to tickle your taste buds:

Dawkins Manor is a little gem, just minutes from Elbow Beach. The apartments are a little on the frilly side (think floral bedlinen and heavy curtains) but they are set in pleasant grounds right on the beach.

Best of all they offer self-catering facilities (great if you’re short on cash), a fresh-water swimming pool and air-con. A one-bedroom apartment starts from $250 (£164) per night during the summer months.

Dawkins Manor | Bermuda | Budget accommodation | Fabulous travel guide

Dawkins Manor - Bermuda

The Paraquet apartments are perfect for those looking for a no-frills bargain break. Don’t expect too much from these little rooms – they are basic and slightly old fashioned. But they are super-clean, have a kitchenette and terrace, and are just a stone’s throw away from Elbow Beach.

There is a nearby supermarket and even an American diner on the doorstep (slightly strange but worth a peep inside). Twin rooms cost from as little as $176 (£108) per night to $220 (£135) with self-catering facilities, including kitchenette and fridge/freezer.

Paraquet apartments | Bermuda | Budget accommodation | Fabulus travel guide

Paraquet apartments - Bermuda

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