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europe SCANDINAVIA EXPOSED VISIT ICELAND; PHOTOGRAPHER: VOLUNDUR JONSONN From Finland's lake district and Iceland's dramatic landscape, to Sweden's imposing castles, Norway's cutting-edge architecture, and Denmark's innovative festivals, Scandinavia is where the Northern Lights shine and where travelers will find something unique around every corner. The Aurora Borealis in Iceland. deserae del campo denmark "Year-to-date, we had a 6.8 percent increase in tourism to Denmark, and even during the financial turmoil of the American economy, tourism numbers have been steady and on the up," says Bruno Bedholm, director, VisitDenmark, USA. "With new direct flights from the U.S. west coast on SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia have come closer for Americans, which we are very excited about. Our destination has a lot to offer the American visitor. Denmark is rich on both new and old culture, from renaissance castles and the world's oldest monarchy to innovative cuisine, some of Northern Europe's best restaurants, striking new architecture and an iconic bike culture. Festivals all over the country bring visitors amazing new food experiences, music and the best of the arts." 108 january 2014 108-111 EUROPE.indd 108 THE WHY FACTOR: Let's look at Denmark's 2014 calendar of events. It seems the country's got something for everyone to do-from a birthday celebration for the famous Danish author and storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen, to its own Carnival celebration and international film festival. One event that illuminates Denmark's cultural offerings is Wondercool, a month-long slew of festivals taking place in February with city-wide events that focus on art, architecture, design, food, fashion and music. BE FASHIONABLE: Strolling down the pedestrian shopping street, Stroget, in Copenhagen, is a must-do for fashionistas. Copenhagen is also home base for the Nordic region's fashion event of the year: Copenhagen Fashion Week in late-January and early-August. Other Danish cities prime for shopping for the latest in design and fashion are Aarhus, the northern city of Aalborg, and Odense. 12/18/13 2:42 PM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend January 2014

Editor's Notes
Hotel Desk: Aloft Hotels
Tour Talk: Swain Destinations
Uniworld's Queen Isabel
Disney Magic
Delta Air Lines Travel Guide 2014
Egypt Update
Scandinavia Exposed
B Hotels & Resorts
What's New in Las Vegas

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