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Time for Coffee?

If you’re planning to visit Scandinavia this year with The Mighty Fine Company be prepared for coffee and cake!

Northern Europeans love to ‘fika’ (go out for coffee). In fact they love it so much that, certainly in Sweden, the coffee breaks come thick and fast (typically every two hours). And the great news is that, as well as the liquid refreshment, there’s always cake too! From cinnamon rolls to almond rusks and chocolate cake, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re in for a treat!

So why not settle down with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake and find out all about our holidays in Scandinavia?

31. October 2014 by Emma Smith

Categories: Sweet Treats

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Shark Nursery Discovered off the Azores

According to recent research, baby blue sharks have their very own nursery – and it’s just off the coast of the Azores!

Known to spend their 'formative' years in a group setting, a shiver of blue sharks have set up their own nursery in the central North Atlantic. The babies spend two years in the area before they divide by sex and swim off into open water to start their adult life.

The Azores provide a great base for those keen to discover the creatures of the deep. Take a look at our Whale Watching Week in the area and start planning your dream break.

 

28. October 2014 by Emma Smith

Categories: Destination Insight

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Get Your Claus into The History of Santa

With just about eight weeks to the big day, The Mighty Fine Company takes a look at the history of Santa.

  • 1. Who is he?

Santa is based on Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra. Born in the year 270 in a town in modern Turkey, Nicholas earned a reputation as an anonymous gift giver, paying the dowries of poor girl, handing out treats to children and leaving coins in their shoes. Following his death, Nicholas was canonized and became the patron saint of children. More...

24. October 2014 by Emma Smith

Categories: Hot Topic

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Ploughing His Own Furrow in Iceland

Many of us long to tour Iceland – indeed, with the stunning scenery, amazing natural attractions and fabulous geological wonders here, it’s the perfect destination for a self drive holiday. But where most of us would opt for a comfortable hire car to get out and about in Iceland, retired theatre technician Reiner Huttasch is exploring the country on his 54 year old Buhler tractor!

Expecting to spend around six weeks in the country - travelling at just 20mph and sleeping in a self-built mobile home he tows behind his tractor - Reiner’s trip through Iceland is just one leg of a much longer journey through Germany, Denmark, the UK, Belgium and France. More...

17. October 2014 by James Walker

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