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A Rise in Rudolph’s Ranks…

A rising sea level, melting icebergs and an ever increasing temperature – these are just some of the effects of climate change that have got the world shook up. There is one good thing to come out of it however, the population of Reindeer have increased in Norway!

These majestic animals are said to be thriving in the warmer climate as the countries crops are growing better and so, it is easier for them to find food.

A study was carried out by a team of scientists from The University of Manchester and The University of Tromsø. The researchers physically counted the herd in the valley of Adventdalen as part of a long term project. The 36 year study found that Svalbard Reindeer have grown from around 600 to an average of 1000 since the early 1980’s – this is a 30% increase!

Looks like Santa will have more help than ever this year! Take a look at our festive breaks and meet some of these amazing creatures.

31. July 2014 by Joanne Wilson

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Cabin Fever is a Thing of the Past

There are many different types of log cabin available to us today. With everyone wanting one like they’ve ‘seen in the movies’ and so many companies selling different variations, this blog aims to explain the differences between the traditional Kelo cabins and the modern style ones so that you can make sure you get exactly what you want next time you book a log cabin holiday.More...

29. July 2014 by James Walker

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Food is Twice as Nice in Iceland

According to The World’s Best Diet, a recent Channel 4 documentary, Icelandic food is the healthiest in the world! Apparently their traditional diet of red and white meat, fresh fish and plenty of dairy products means that they likely to live longer than anywhere else.

In a survey of 50 nations which was based on rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, life expectancy and diet-related cancers, England placed a sorry 34th. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland followed just behind in 35th, 36th and 37th. And with Italy, Greece, France and Spain placed in the top 10, it is believed that those eating a healthy Mediterranean diet are also likely to outlive the rest of us. If you fancy a week of healthy(ish) eating, try our Gourmet Taste of Iceland with Northern Lights.

 

24. July 2014 by Emma Smith

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Preservation for the Icelandic Nation!

Around 500,000 people on average visit Iceland every year and so the Icelandic government have decided to spend a large part of their budget for this year on preserving tourist attractions. Around 388 ISK (approximately 2.5 Million EUR) will be spent on 88 projects. These projects include preservation of Europe’s tallest waterfall, Dettifoss, repair and safety works on one of the country’s best puffin spotting towns, Vestmannaeyjar, and maintenance on the spectacular double waterfall, Gullfoss. See these stunning natural attractions and so much more with one of the Mighty Fine Company’s holidays in Iceland!

23. July 2014 by Joanne Wilson

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Music that Will Give You the Chills

When you think of a cool band who do you normally think of? The Rat Pack? The Beatles? Well, how about the Swedish group Ice Music who play instruments made from ice!

The group play their ‘ICE-struments’ in their specially designed performance cavern. They play many different styles of music including classical and rock. However, instrument creator Tim Linhart believes that ‘ice instruments have a more detailed sound than wood’ as ‘ice is stiffer and picks up all the vibrations.’

Linhart moved to Sweden in order to carry of his passion for ‘ICE-strument’ making as it was simply too warm in his hometown of Colorado. Luleå, where Ice Music is based, is one of the coldest towns in Sweden and therefore perfect for carving ice in instruments.

Linhart says that the sound of these instruments will ‘make your hair stand on end’ – I think the cold alone will do that! Pay a visit to the home of these marvelous creations yourself with one of the Mighty Fine Company’s holidays in Sweden!

18. July 2014 by Emma Smith

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