Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur, India. Photograph by Getty Images.

Double-0 heaven

Ute Junker picks the best destinations from 50 years of Bond films. Ute Junker picks the best destinations from 50 years of Bond films.

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Skane,Sweden

A midsommar day's dream

Take one Volvo, a Swedish girlfriend, 500 kilometres of near-empty roads and endless vistas and you have the perfect Nordic road trip, writes Tim Bryan.

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Kings of the mountain ... looking out over the snow-covered Riksgransen ski resort.

Land of the midnight run

At a resort that never sleeps, hitting the slopes way after his bedtime brings out Sam Vincent's inner shredder.

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Pack your trunks

Rhiannon Batten checks into a destination hotel aloft in an Arctic forest saved from logging.

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24 hours in Gothenburg

Bruce Elder is charmed by the canals, moats and cobblestones of a port city shaking off the winter.

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Stern view ... the standing stones of Ales Stenar in Sweden.

A ship of stones

Richard Tulloch ponders a megalithic monument perched high and dry above the Baltic Sea.

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