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Long weekend breaks in Scandinavia

With the Bank Holiday looming, comes the tricky task of having to choose an ideal holiday destination if you are thinking of going away.

How about taking a Scandinavian break? Whether it’s Norway, Sweden, Denmark or all three, you will not be left disappointed. Enjoy good weather along with the extended hours of sunlight this region enjoys this time of the year!

Here are the Flexicover Team suggestions for this Nordic region.


If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of tourist places, try the northern village of Harads and, in particular, the unique Tree Hotel this town is famous for. For great views, unique rooms built around tree trunks and complete harmony, this spot is perfect. Make the most of the long hours of summer daylight to explore the countryside; try cycling, hiking, horse riding or even a cattle safari! And if you prefer water sports, try canoeing, kayaking or fishing in the Lule River for an invigorating time! See picture


Gourmets and food enthusiasts should not miss the annual Norwegian Food festival in the town of Ålesund. From the 24th to the 28th of August visitors can experience a whole week of Scandinavian cuisine in all its variations, concerts, food and drink seminars, and you can watch chefs competing for the King’s Trophy! If you want some family fun with the kids instead, check out the Tusenfryd amusement park, just outside Oslo. And you don’t want to miss a 3Gs, 100kph ride on the ThunderCoaster, a world famous wooden rollercoaster! See picture

Top tip: During the summer months, parts of northern Norway (such as Svalbard) don’t get dark (ever heard of a weather forecast where ‘it will be sunny throughout the night?’). Experience the magnificent midnight sun on a cruise ship or fishing trip! What better reason to stay up all night? See picture


If you want to visit one of the world’s greenest cities, Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is the place for you! The relaxed atmosphere and the ‘slow living’ of the local people are sure to make your bank holiday a relaxing one. Visit Bakken, the oldest amusement park in the world, enjoy rides, games, pantomime shows, dances and live music all day long. Bakken is also home to the fabulous Jægersborg Deer Park. Visitors are attracted to the many activities that are available here as well as the excitement of seeing some of its 2000 deer. Try one of the horse-drawn carriages, a great way to see the park in its full glory! Or visit Strøget, the largest shopping area in the heart of Copenhagen. With the world’s longest pedestrian street at 1.1km, it’s a Mecca for shopaholics! As for nightlife, there is a Rock Night every Friday during Summer at 10pm with a concert on Plænen in the centre of Tivoli complete with Danish and international artists. Join in the fun! See picture

Wherever you decide to travel and however you decide to get there, Flexicover Direct the travel insurance specialist, is committed to providing the highest level of service to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.

If you are travelling soon, have a great trip!