The weeks go by quickly and it's already Monday again. So it's time for travel news! Today we're focusing on 2023: where we're travelling, how we're travelling, what's coming up and what we shouldn't miss eating. Enjoy!


Stena Line launches the new Stena Ebba

Brand new Stena Ebba was baptised during a ceremony on 11 January 2023 in the Karlskronaand thus Stena Line's second E-Flexer ferry has been launched on the Karlskrona-Gdynia route. Stena Ebba is one of the company's largest ferries in the Baltic Sea - with its 240 metres it can accommodate 1200 passengers and 200 trucks. The ferry is energy efficient thanks to an optimised hull design and also more sustainable, not least through the possibility of using shore power in the ports. The interior has been designed in Scandinavian style with panoramic windows.

Rush to the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are always a favourite destination for Swedes, and Ticket now reports a rush to the popular islands. In 2022, we have started to approach a normal year, where travel is now only 11 per cent below the pre-pandemic level. For the Canary Islands specifically, however, the figures look different, with travel sales currently 18 per cent higher than in 2019 at the expense of destinations in the US and Asia in particular. Gran Canaria is the undisputed leader for intra-Canary travel, closely followed by Tenerife.

Scandorama has many river cruises on the 2023 programme

Scandorama's new catalogue for 2023 is currently reaching over 40,000 travellers around the country. The packed programme includes over 100 different trips, such as round trips, weekend trips, wine trips and hiking trips. Spending a holiday on a river cruise has become extremely popular with Scandorama's travellers and in 2023 there are river cruises on the Rhine, Main, Saar, Moselle, Danube, Douro, Seine or Rhône. A new feature for 2023 is that the company has free direct connections from 37 locations to/from Malmö.

Halland is on the "where to eat in 2023" list.

The restaurant website has published the list "where to eat in 2023" - and Halland is included. Along with Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Sardinia in Italy, Halland is mentioned as one of the 11 places to eat your way through in 2023. Halland's Michelin stars, fertile farmland and beautiful coastline have attracted ambitious entrepreneurs. Guides lists 16 restaurants, including Cosa table in Kungsbacka, Bar Glou Glou in Varberg, Little Napoli in Falkenberg, and Feldt's carnival kiosk in Halmstad.

Pizza at Lilla Napoli in Falkenberg

What happens in Estonia in 2023

I Estonia 2023 is the year of events. Not only has Tallinn been named European Green Capital of the Year, but major events such as the Youth Song and Dance Festival and the European Sauna Marathon will take place in Estonia in 2023.

  1. European sauna marathon 17-18 February - 2023 is the Year of the Sauna in Estonia, and sauna marathons are held in Otepää and Tõrva.
  2. Tallinn is European Green Capital 2023 - Events and exhibitions will be organised throughout the year.
  3. 13th Youth Song and Dance Festival - From 30 June to 2 July, the 12th edition of this popular festival takes place every five years.
Estonian Song Festival, photo: Jaanus Ree

Technical museum increases 80% - more people come in the evening

The audience is back at Technical Museum after tough pandemic years. In 2022, the museum passed 300 000 visitors again - an increase of 80 per cent compared to the previous year. The increase is partly due to a new audience visiting the museum in the evening. The museum's exhibits include the city of the future Zero City and new Subject: Hello. In 2023, the Wisdome Stockholm, a science theatre with high-resolution 3D visualisation technology. The Technical Museum is open from 10 am to 10 pm all week, 359 days a year.

Reflection of the week

It's exciting and fun that Halland made the Eater list, along with places like Guatemala City and Calcutta in India. We have eaten at one of the listed restaurants (Lilla Napoli in Falkenberg) and it is highly recommended!

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