UK - Travel information and top destinations

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) offer daily flights from a number of cities in the UK to top destinations in Scandinavia and Europe as well as intercontinental flights to the US, Middle East and Asia.

Below you can find information about travel and some of the top destinations with departure from the UK.



Sweden

Stockholm

Stockholm is a truly unique capital city. Set across 14 islands in the South East of Sweden it boasts excellent shopping, gourmet dining and a high class night scene that attracts some of the most beautiful clubbers in Europe.

If you plan to make the most of the city, planning a longer staying will be surely worthwhile as flats in Stockholm can be rented out easily.

In the summer you can while away the almost constant daylight hours in the beautiful old town. Here you will find the Royal Palace, and a network of stunning cobbled streets and houses dating from the Thirteenth Century.

Stockholm apartments and buildings are well heated against cold Swedish winters, so it is most enjoyable to be in town in this period of the year. As the chilly winter nights draw in enjoy over 150 museums, or take a romantic snowy walk through one of the city’s many beautiful parks.

Gothenburg

Located near the beautiful Western archipelago, Sweden’s second largest city has a huge amount to offer the visitor; shop in the famous Saluhallen market, take in an Opera, or soar above the city sights on the 60m high Wheel of Gothenburg.

Growing from its roots as an industrial port Gothenburg offers some of the most innovative cuisine available; enjoy incredible locally-sourced seafood in the many restaurants of Avenyn.

Thrill seekers must not miss out on Liseberg, a truly beautiful amusement park that is home to the world-beating Balder rollercoaster, and an unforgettable Scandinavian Christmas experience come winter.

Outside the city a short tram ride offers you access to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Book one of the many self catering holiday cottages in Sweden by one of the beautiful coastal towns for a truly wonderful holiday for the entire family..

Denmark

Copenhagen

Denmark was recently named “the happiest country in the world” and a visit to Copenhagen will quickly show you why. The heady mix of modern exuberance and ancient culture is best experienced in Nyhavn, the old harbour area where crooked wooden houses are transformed into crowded restaurants and bars.

Famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle offers both a fascinating insight into the history of Denmark and the chance to see the country’s finest modern art exhibition.

In a capital built over water, you shouldn’t miss a trip around the canals; boat trips are the best way to take in the most famous sights.

Aalborg

Settled since AD 700 Aalborg enjoys a wealth of architectural attractions. Step into history, exploring the Seventeenth Century houses of the old town, the half-timbered Aalborghus castle built in 1550 and the Eleventh Century monastery.

A stop at the Utzen Centre, an architecture and design museum named after Aalborg resident and designer of the Sydney Opera House, Jorn Utzen, will bring you neatly back to the present.

Don’t forget to visit the famous Jomfru Ane Gade to enjoy one of Denmark’s best loved café and restaurant streets. After dark expect excellent bars and a buzzing nightlife to round off your stay.

There are plenty of gorgeous holiday cottages in Denmark, just choose, whether you fancy staying by the beach, in the countryside or perhaps in one of the many beautiful coastal villages or trendy cities.

Norway

Oslo

Nestling among darkly forested hills at the head of the Oslo Fjord, Norway’s capital is one of the greenest, most open cities in Europe.

Oslo, former home of the Vikings, is rich in history and culture; make sure to pay a visit to the Munch Museum to see the world famous painting, The Scream.

Historical traditions live on today at the Askershus, the medieval royal fortress, where the King’s Guards perform martial ceremonies every day.

When the snows cover the city, the Norwegians strap on skis and take to the slopes. Join them at the Tryvann Vinterpark, just 30 minutes from the city centre.

Bergen

Bergen’s cityscape might look like it’s been put together by accident but herein lies its charm. Narrow cobblestone streets wind between carelessly strewn wooden houses, climbing towards the mountains that hem the city in against the coast. A ride up the Fløibanen Funicular is rewarded with a panoramic view of the whole city.

The old heart of the city is the Hanseatic Wharf, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time at the Bryggen’s Museum and find out what life was like for traders back in the Twelfth Century before satisfying your appetite with raw oysters at the renowned fish market.

Bergen is also the perfect destination if you would like to experience the magnificent fjords, so if you are thinking about a self catering holiday in Norway, we recommend that you book a holiday cottage near Bergen. Then you can enjoy both the city life and beautiful nature.


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