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The ten best European cities to discover by bike

Want to know what’s wheely cool? Discovering a new city by bicycle. To mark National Bike Week (11-19 June) travel writer Tamara Hinson recommends Europe’s best cities to see on two wheels

Five of the best distilleries to taste gin

From Sweden to Spain – where gin and tonics are practically the national drink – people can’t enough of the quintessentially British drink. Ahead of World Gin Day, Olivier Ward, co-found of Gin Foundry, picks five distilleries around the world to get spirited away

Six of the best golf courses in Europe

Far from being a good walk spoiled, a world-class golf course can make a great holiday really go with a swing. Matthew Dunn, sports reporter for the Daily Express rounds up six of the finest in Europe

Is there any way to guarantee you'll see the Northern Lights?

Travel writer Mark Jones heads to Sweden, crosses his fingers and looks to the skies

Dave Cornthwaite: top five adventure videos

The English adventurer, writer and filmmaker picks five of his most thrilling videos from his travels around the world

Dave Cornthwaite: five adventures for under £500

Dave Cornthwaite quit his job to skateboard across Australia. Since then he has pedalled a tandem bicycle from Vancouver to Las Vegas, paddleboarded the Mississippi River and trekked across the Atacama Desert... all on a budget. Here he suggests five bold, brilliant breaks that anyone can do — and that won’t cost the earth

12 of Europe’s most curious Christmas Markets

Think all Christmas Markets are the same? Think again. From touring Santa’s bedroom to mastering the principals of feng shui, there’s a whole world of al fresco festive retail out there. Issy D’Arcy Clark picks on for each day of Christmas

Food from the fjords: Magnus Nilsson’s The Nordic cookbook

This new book by Swedish super chef Magnus Nilsson will effortlessly guide you through the best of Nordic cuisine

All through the night: 24-hour cities

As London’s Tube prepares to run round-the-clock, author William Boyd reports on the rise of the 21st-century, 24-hour megacities, while High Life’s global stringers set out to find the true nonstop metropolises which never sleep

Keith’s connections: Stockholm and Gothenburg

Our regular column by a frequent flyer*. This month, why Sweden is home to two of the great summer cities of the world

Seven of the best home away from home hotels

Honesty kitchens, cosy communal living rooms and pillows that are just right… Hannah Hudson tracks down the best places for a ‘home suite home’ break

Ten music festivals you can’t miss in 2015

Looking for a festi-holiday abroad this year? From new kids on the block and old favourites to international expansions, Ianthe Butt rounds up ten of 2015’s finest

On the edge: Europe’s best border towns

Looking for a new way to travel around Europe? Head to its borders, where you’ll find towns that are vibrant melting pots of cultures with distinct identities of their own. Best of all? All you need is one flight to tick two or more countries off your list

Europe’s second cities

Swap London for Brighton, Lyon for Avignon, Amsterdam for Leiden and Copenhagen for Malmö. Simon Calder travels away from the main hubs to discover the handsome, historic and ancient destinations a short trip in the other direction

Guitars: The Museum opens in Sweden

Sweden sees the opening of Guitars: The Museum, a celebration of all things six-string

Walking with wolves in Sweden

Once there were 3,000 of these noble beasts in Sweden, today only 210 survive; in Denmark it's just a few. As the ban on hunting them continues to ignite debate, Matthew Teller heads to the Swedish woods to pick up the scent

10 of the best family adventures

Emily Payne rounds up a flurry of imaginative family holidays inspired by classic stories from page and screen

The Orient Express does Scandinavia

The most glamorous rail journey in the world is now adding routes from Stockholm to Copenhagen. Lucille Howe enjoys the view

ABBA museum opens in Sweden

We've had the Eurovision win, the stage musical and the big screen adaptation — now it's time for ABBA: the museum

Facehunter: five of the world's most stylish cities

Street style blogger Yvan Rodic, aka Facehunter, picks his five favourite cities for great fashion and style

City hot spots: Sodermalm, Stockholm

Sodermalm in Stockholm is stuffed with charming shops and cafés

Trend: one room hotels

One-room hotels in Amsterdam, Sweden and New Zealand offer you hotel accommodation minus the neighbours

Europe's alternative fashion capitals: where to shop and stay in Warsaw, Baku and Stockholm

European style is more than just London, Paris and Milan — just take a look at the shopping gems in Baku, Warsaw and Stockholm. Plus, four style makers pick their alternative fashion capitals

Welcome to Faviken, Europe's most remote restaurant

Fäviken restaurant in Jämtland, Sweden is set in an 8,000-hectare private park just below the Arctic Circle

Herding reindeer in Sweden

Northern Europe's indigenous Sami reindeer herders are opening up their unique way of life to outsiders. Emine Saner braves the freezing temperatures to be among the first to join them

Why I love... Stockholm

Not a sauna in sight — AA Gill reveals why he fell for the Swedish capital in mid-winter

Sweden's gourmet restaurants and chefs

Stockholm has an insatiable ambition to become Europe’s latest gourmet destination. Michael Booth meets the Michelin-star chefs who are radically reinventing the country’s cuisine