Christmas 2016: ”Also children in the UK can now get a genuine letter from Santa straight from Santa’s workshop in Finnish Lapland.”

Santa’s own workshop and post office, in Lapland Finland, has opened a new website. If there is a better way to surprise children and friends, it is through the letters from Santa Claus himself. You can order original Santa Letters in many languages: English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, German, Japanese, Finnish, Chinese and Russian http://www.santapost.org/…

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Nordic Innovation Incubator helping Nordic companies grow in the Middle East

Nordic Innovation has hired Nordoest to operate the Nordic Innovation Incubator in Masdar City, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The purpose of the incubator will be to support Nordic companies entering the Middle East, and provide them with a space to develop their business plans alongside the Masdar Institute. “The UAE is a natural point of…

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Gender stereotypes and inequality in education persist in all Council of Europe member states

A conference in Helsinki on 9-10 October will show how gender equality in Europe lags far behind in practice, even though the vast majority of Council of Europe member states have enacted laws promoting equality between women and men in education. Findings from a new monitoring report will reveal that since the Council of Europe’s…

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“Gamadigi” strengthens its positions in Finland market

Scandinavian investments into Baltic region are recovering after crisis. One of the illustrations for this trend – cooperation between Finland’s advertising agency “Taskut” and Lithuanian digital design production company “Gamadigi”, which lasts one year already. According to Antti Leskinen, director of “Taskut” and one of the investors in “Gamadigi”, growing Baltic region economy was one…

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Kaupunki Pyöräillen – Paras taba tutustua uuteen keupunkiin on pyöräily

Paras taba tutustua uuteen keupunkiin on pyöräily. Törmäsin pari päivää sitten netissä Prahaa googlettaessani tällaiseen kivaan infograaffiin, jossa ajantasaista tietoa Prahan, Lontoon, Amsterdamin, Berliinin ja Kööpenhaminan yöelämästä, kivoista tutustumisen arvoisista kaupunginosista ja pari sanaa paikallista kieltä ja vilkaisu ruokakulttuuriinkin. Mukavan näköisen tietoiskun voi vaikka laittaa puhelimen selaimeen kirjanmerkiksi ja siihen voi matkalla kätevästi palata. Pienen kartan…

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Mietwagen-Rundreise in Island & Self-Drive im Hochland mit Pure Adventures

Pure Adventures bietet eine reichhaltige Auswahl an Abenteuern, wobei Ihnen Personenbeförderung, Unterkunft, Freizeitaktivitäten und die Natur selbst ein vollkommen neues Lebensgefühl geben werden. Bei Ihrer Ankunft auf Island tauchen Sie ein in ein Land der Reinheit und Stille. Da hier nur einige wenige Bäume wachsen, bestimmen bizarre Lavaformationen die Landschaft. Bei einer Reise nach Island…

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Islanti ja Reykjavik valittiin Lonely Planetin Matkaoppaan äänestyksessä ‘Parhaiksi matkakohteiksi’ 2012

Islanti ja sen pääkaupunki Reykjavik on äänestetty Lonely Planetin Best in Travel 2012  parhaiksi matkakohteiksi maa- ja kaupunkikategorioissa. Äänestäjinä toimivat Lonely Planetin lukijat. Lonely Planet on maailman suurin matkaoppaiden ja digitaalisen median julkaisija.Kyseiseen vuosittaiseen lukijoiden Paras matkakohde -äänestykseen otti osaa 3000 lukijaa ja henkilöstön jäsentä. Äänien laskun jälkeen suosituimmaksi vuoden 2012 matkakohteeksi maakategoriassa osoittautui Islanti…

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Icelandair avaa lennot Denveriin

Denver on yhtiön yhdeksäs kohde USA:ssa, lennot Denverille alkavat toukokuussa 2012. Uusi ympärivuotinen reitti lennetään neljästi viikossa – maanantai, keskiviikko, perjantai ja sunnuntai. Lennot sopivat yhteen Helsingin reitin kanssa joka operoidaan päivittäin kesäkaudella 2012.  Lentoaika Helsingistä, sisältäen koneenvaihdon Keflavikissa on 12.10 minuuttia ja on nopein yhteys Suomesta Coloradon pääkaupunkiin Denveriin.

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NIB loan to Pohjola to improve housing sector’s environmental impact

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Finland’s Pohjola Bank plc have signed an agreement for a loan programme, totalling EUR 50 million, earmarked for improving energy efficiency and wastewater treatment in the housing sector and industrial buildings. Pohjola Bank will open a credit facility for housing companies, SMEs and large corporations in Finland. Subloans will,…

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Islannin tulivuoren toiminta hidastuu: Icelandair-lentoyhtiön lennot jatkuvat

Islannin yliopiston geomorfologisti Bjorn Oddsson on todennut, että Islannin tulivuoren Grimsvotnin toiminta hidastuu. Hän on myös todennut, että tulivuoren toiminnan hidastuminen on nopeaa. Icelandair ei täten ennusta muita keskeytyksiä tulivuorenpurkauksesta johtuen. Islanti on vulkaaninen saari ja sen moderni infrastruktuuri sekä hätäpalvelut on suunniteltu tulivuorenpurkaukset huomioon ottaen. Islannin säännöllisistä maanjäristyksistä ja tulivuorenpurkauksista huolimatta kukaan ei lähes…

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  • Aspen the mountain pup

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    Aspen the mountain pup and his love for 66°North

    Aspen the mountain pup is the Instagram famous Golden Retriever with over 98,500 followers. When his owners, Hunter and Sarah Lawrence, visited Iceland for the first time on their honeymoon back in 2013, they fell in love with the landscape, the people and the fashion. As big fans of Icelandic outdoor clothing brand 66°North, they…

  • North Sailing

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    Project Opal a great success: NORTH SAILING WINS AWARDS FOR RESPONSIBLE TOURISM

    North Sailing has been named Silver winner of the Best Innovation for Carbon Reduction category at the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at World Travel Market in London. North Sailing won the silver at the prestigious World Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, November 4th. This is the first…

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    Swedes embrace online media streaming services

    Media consumption in Sweden is increasingly characterized by online streaming services such as Spotify and Netflix. Three out of four 15-74-year-olds now use online streaming services to listen to music or watch video. Youtube, Spotify and Netflix are the most popular online streaming services used. Youtube is free of charge, whereas Spotify is offered both…

  • Suzuki Vitara on F-Road

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    Blue Car Rental: Insurance included in all car rentals in Iceland

    Car rental firms in Iceland cover vehicles with third party insurance as standard, which includes personal accident insurance. This is Icelandic law for driving here. Blue Car Rental is one of Iceland’s main car rental companies and they do provide insurance as standard for most eventualities. This includes coverage from vehicle theft and gravel protection….

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    Insight Asia Travel has currently installed Live Chat with Experts on website

    Insight Asia Travel would like to introduce its live chat installed on its website. Customers now can easily find this live chat application at the bottom of the website on the right hand. Customers can use Video Chat to send real-time video and audio, Screen Share any screen or application, easily share texts and files…

  • CampEasy camper on bridge

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    Can you visit Iceland on a camping holiday?

    Absolutely, is the answer. More and more tourists to Iceland are opting to rent campervans and experience the nature and wilderness atmosphere of this sparsely populate country, rather than be herded into tour buses to the Blue Lagoon and other popular sites. Camping in Iceland is a recommended way to see the best of this…