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SCANDINAVIAN TRAVEL IN THE NEWS

SCANDINAVIAN TRAVEL IN THE NEWS

SCANDINAVIAN TRAVEL IN THE NEWS

SCANDINAVIAN TRAVEL IN THE NEWS

Scandinavian Travel on Prime Accounting: Scandinavian Travel, the Prime ATOL client who organises luxury holidays

This month’s client blog is from Scandinavian Travel, a specialist ATOL registered tour operator providing year round tailor-made holidays across the Scandinavian region. Scandinavian Travel joined Prime in 2013 and we work with them to simplify their business in a number of ways, including year end work, tax compliance, company secretarial services and payroll.

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BLOG: SKIING IN NORWAY - What you need to know for your family ski trip

BLOG: SKIING IN NORWAY - What you need to know for your family ski trip

BLOG: SKIING IN NORWAY - What you need to know for your family ski trip

BLOG: SKIING IN NORWAY - What you need to know for your family ski trip

Did you know we have a blog? Every month our friends at skiScandinavia share insider tip and information to help you learn more about skiing in Norway and Scandinavia as a whole. This month they shared more information on skiing in Norway for first time families.

 

skiScandinavia: Skiing in Norway: Everything you need to know for your family ski Trip

Norway is a fantastic ski holiday destination, as anyone who has been there is sure to confirm, and families are especially well catered for. If Norway isn’t somewhere you’ve thought about before, you might have a few questions about what to expect and how to make the most out of your time. The experts over at skiNorway have shared some of the questions they get asked most often, and the answers, to help you prepare for you family ski trip to Norway.

 

Is Norway a good place to take my family skiing?

Yes. In fact, we think you’d be hard pressed to find somewhere better. Short flights, great ski schools, quiet slopes and family friendly hotels and apartments make Norway a stand out favourite destination for families.

 

Is it dark all the time in Norway?

No. The most popular ski resorts in Norway are in the south of the country and don’t experience 24-hour night around the winter solstice. In the most popular family ski resorts in December and January the days are 6-7 hours long, plenty of time for a full days skiing. By February the days are longer than in the UK, and by March and April you’ll be reminded of summer evenings around the BBQ, as it doesn’t reach full dark until after 10pm.

 

Is Norway very cold all the time?

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HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKINORWAY

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKINORWAY

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKINORWAY

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKINORWAY

At skiNorway we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service that ensures you have a hassle free ski holiday from the initial booking enquiry through to when you arrive home at the end of your holiday.

 

Pre-booked services

We can arrange equipment hire, lift passes and lessons all prior to departure, ensuring you have the best choice of lesson availability, that your lift passes are waiting for you on arrival and your equipment is simple to collect. We can also suggest activities and additional things to do, helping you to streamline your holiday and ensure that you have time to do everything you want.

In addition when you book in advance you can access playSki, funSki and vipSki, our ski schools that are available exclusively to skiNorway customers who book before travel.

 

Assurance and advice

Booking with us also ensures that if something doesn’t go quite to plan then our team is on hand to give you advice and information and help resolve any issues as fast as possible. skiNorway are members of AITO and ABTA so you are assured of high-quality service and financial security throughout booking and travel.

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APRÈS SKI FOR EVERYONE

APRÈS SKI FOR EVERYONE

APRÈS SKI FOR EVERYONE

APRÈS SKI FOR EVERYONE

Après ski is one of the iconic aspects of skiing holidays and these days it isn’t just about Jager and dancing on the tables. There is a resort and après ski atmosphere to suite everyone, whether you want to sing along to live music after a day on the slopes, want something to entertain the children or just want to soak well worked muscles in a hot tub.

 

Traditional Après Ski

Friday and Saturday are when you’ll find the bars bustling with friendly Norwegians who are enjoying a well-earned drink or two (or more) after a day on the slopes. Most resorts have a couple of lively choices on the weekends. Speak to us about Hemsedal and Voss Resort for a fun atmosphere out of peak season. Come Easter Norway goes a bit spring mad, and you’ll find parties on every corner and a vibrant atmosphere in every bar.

It’s worth noting that the Norwegians don’t really do mid-week drinking (with a few exceptions, such as the run-up to Easter) so if you want a lively atmosphere from Monday – Thursday the best thing to do is grab a few friends and descend on your bar of choice. The hotel bars will be busiest, but tend to be more expensive, other than that the best thing to do is ask around when you’re in resort as different bars are popular with different crowds so it varies week to week.

 

Family Après Ski

The Norwegian ski resorts are very family friendly and most resorts will offer a weekly programme of family activities to keep the kids entertained after a day on the slopes. Live music and shows, BBQ’s in the snow and visits from resort mascots are just a few things that are on offer. We suggest speaking to us about Trysil for a great choice of family friendly activities off the slopes.

 

Relaxing Après Ski

If you don’t fancy a party every night then don’t worry, our handpicked hotels offer a great selection of relaxing alternatives. We can suggest hotels with luxury spas, such as the Mountain Resort Residences, where you can unwind and soak away a day on the slopes in a beautiful setting. Or alternatively you could retreat to a cosy hotel bar and read in front of an open fire. If you prefer a cabin then we can suggest somewhere with a private sauna and log burning stove for the ultimate cosy night in.

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT: LUXURY CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND 2017 photo credits: Juha Laine

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: LUXURY CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND 2017

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: LUXURY CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND 2017

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: LUXURY CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND 2017

If you’re after a festive skiing holiday with a difference this December, then our colleagues over at skiLapland may have the experience you’re looking for. Their Father Christmas Holidays range from 3 to 4 nights and are the perfect action packed adventure for you and your family. You choose between either Ruka or Saariselka, with a huge range of activities included and there is an afternoon free for skiing, as well as opportunities to enjoy floodlit ski slopes during the evening. This could be the perfect way to get in an early skiing fix while also taking your family on a holiday they will never forget.

 

Prices start from £1,399 per adult, based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a 2 bedroom Ruka Cottage, for the 2nd - 5th December (3 nights), including flights, transfers, activities, and breakfast.

Visit our friends at skiLapland for more details and dates, or contact them today for booking and tailor made options.

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FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

Last autumn we launched our brand new Facebook page skiScandinavia to provide you with the most up to date and comprehensive information on skiing in Norway and across Scandinavia as a whole.

The Ski Scandinavia page now provides a comprehensive resource on all things skiing in Scandinavia, from fantastic family skiing in Norway, to stunning skiing adventures beneath the Northern Lights in Lapland. Ski Scandinavia is now the home of skiNorway, skiLapland, skiSweden and skiIceland, and we provide regular inspiration, insider information and competitions on all 4 regions.

The page is updated regularly with exclusive news, information and links to our weekly blog. We hope you'll come over and say hello and that you'll find the content fun and informative.

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EXCLUSIVE HUSKY SLEDDING TRIPS Photo: Terje Rakke

EXCLUSIVE HUSKY SLEDDING TRIPS

EXCLUSIVE HUSKY SLEDDING TRIPS

EXCLUSIVE HUSKY SLEDDING TRIPS

Activities hand-picked for you

Our tailor made holidays can include a wide range of activities, but our most popular option is undoubtedly husky sledding through the rolling Norwegian hills and glistening snow-covered valleys.

Husky sledding

Dog sledding has historically been an important aspect of life in the far north, from Siberia to Alaska. To this day husky sledding is still a popular sport and remains an integral part of life for many northern cultures. From afternoon tours to multi-day expeditions, there is something uniquely relaxing about being guided through a frozen landscape by a team of gleefully happy dogs.

Visit Sweden from Trysil

Just 45 minutes away from the ever popular resort of Trysil, Sälen is one of Sweden’s largest winter resorts and is a great place to experience the immense satisfaction of gliding through the snow behind a team of husky dogs. As well as your fantastic 2 hour dog sledding trip through the magical Transtrand fells Nature Reserve you get to try a Swedish Fika (a hot drink and a sweet snack) in a traditional wooden tepee, where your experienced guide will tell you more about the nature reserve and dog sledding.

We can arrange a variety of husky sledding trips from all of our resorts, please contact us for more information and availability for other destinations.

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Photo credit: Fredrik Schenholm - Visitnorway.com