Sweden

Wiki says: "The modern name Sweden is derived through back-formation from Old English Swēoþēod, which meant "people of the Swedes" (Old Norse Svíþjóð, Latin Suetidi). This word is derived from Sweon/Sweonas (Old Norse Sviar, Latin Suiones). The Swedish name Sverige (a compound of the words Svea and Rike, with lenition of the consonant, first recorded in the cognate Swēorice in Beowulf) literally means "Realm of the Swedes", excluding the Geats in Götaland."

Sleeping in Ice Hotel. How cold and comfortable is it really?
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Sleeping in Ice Hotel. How cold and comfortable is it really?

The thing that makes travelling exhilarating and unforgettable is new experiences. These can include unconventional ways of travelling, authentic food, strange activities or unique ...
Dog sledding for beginners: How to be a musher for a day!
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Dog sledding for beginners: How to be a musher for a day!

The thing that can really mark your Arctic adventure is a ride on the dog-pulled sled. In our case we weren’t just silent observers. We were nothing less than MUSHERS! Since there are ...
How to get to the Arctic: Camp Alta as backpackers hidden gem
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How to get to the Arctic: Camp Alta as backpackers hidden gem

The Arctic is not that far away, after all. When we say the Arctic, we don’t have in mind Svalbard where you know for sure that there is nothing north from you apart from weather stations ...
Arctic experience: 8 adventures you simply shouldn’t miss
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Arctic experience: 8 adventures you simply shouldn’t miss

The Arctic is an extreme place in every respect. You can easily become frozen to the bone, the wind is so fierce that it virtually cuts like a knife and the snow is so deep that it can ...