Mythical creatures must surely inhabit the forests and river glens in this delightful part of Norway.
Melbourne-born Percy Grainger held a lifelong enchantment with composer Edvard Grieg's music and the interest was reciprocated.
It's hard to choose just six in this country full of spectacular sites.
Sauna in Finland is not just de rigueur – it is an opportunity for a picnic, a chat and a time to get real.
Trondelag, and its capital Trondheim, wedged into the heart of the country, is Norway's quietly achieving region.
This northernmost tip of Denmark and mainland Europe has produced a sand-and-moorland landscape of luminous light.
It has the air of a place gazing outwards - to adventure, danger, excitement and mystery - a springboard to the polar darkness.
Its impressive restoration, and enviable location, makes the Admiral a smart base from which to explore the engaging Danish capital.