Showing posts from February, 2013

Kiruna, Sweden Ice Hotel and Northern Lights

This was a long overdue travel and I wanted to hit two birds with one stone - seeing the Northern Lights and staying in the Ice Hotel. The following are tips and information about the Ice Hotel.  It was not that easy to find in the net where it has all the information that I need so I decided to put it here. Ice Hotel Panorama of Ice Hotel Lobby Flights Nearest Airport: Kiruna, Sweden Airport There are direct flights from London, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. Airport to Ice Hotel Taxi which will cost 450 SEK (max of 4 people) +46 980 12020  (46 is Country Code and 980 is Area Code) Public Transportation There's an option to take a train and then a bus from Kiruna Town Area (but then again, I suggest just take a cab since it's easier) Kiruna Bus Station to Ice Hotel What to do while you are in the Ice Hotel? 30-minute tour of the Ice Hotel at 12 Noon and 4 PM for English S

Aifur Krog & Bar - Surprisingly a Great Viking-Themed Restaurant

Main Entrance to the Restaurant If you want a great experience, good food, for a reasonably good price (at least in Sweden standard), then this Viking-themed restaurant is the right place for you. This is a bit hard to find because it has a narrow opening gate and it seems that first impressions doesn't really do this place justice. I initially thought this place was a bit dodgy because you have to go down some steps to get into the restaurant but once you are in, you are transported to like the Viking period ... with good food and great place for dinner. Main Course Lamb racks Dereson  Garlic and honey marinated lamb rack with honey tossed vegetables and sauce from the herb gardens of Constantinople (269 SEK)  This was the best that I have tried among these three meals. The lamb meat was soft and easy to chew. Even without the sauce, it was very tasty as it is. But obviously, this seems to be "safe" and you might want to be more adventurous and try the other 2 dishes

Greenberry Cafe - Primrose Hill

A small but seems to be always packed cafe in a quaint posh neighborhood in Primrose hill. Review of the Food: I don't think the Food is that great but I guess it is more of the ambiance that people go there especially after strolling around Primrose Hill  The servings are a bit small, considering it's around 6 - 8 pounds  Basic Information: Website Phone Number: 0207 483 3765 Location: 101 Regent's Park Road, Primrose Hill, London My Restaurant Score:  3 out of 5