Ute Junker

Ute Junker worked as a magazine editor and TV and digital producer before running away to become a travel writer. She now gets to pursue her passions - including food, history, art, architecture and wildlife - across the globe, and is happy to travel a long way for a coral reef, fine French champagne, or a bathtub with a view.

Lofoten, Norway - landscape in midnight sun.


20 things that will surprise first-time visitors to Scandinavia

Ah, Scandinavia. Home to Viking-types who drink vodka by the bucketload, love hiking and cross-country skiing, and relax by sitting naked in a sauna with a dozen or so of their closest friends. Well, sort of.

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Islands & beaches

Australia's 10 greatest holiday islands named

Australia has more than 8000 islands to choose from. Here are the 10 best for a holiday.

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Yrjonkatu Swimming Hall.


24 hours in Helsinki

Finland's compact capital is one of Scandinavia's best-kept secrets. Ute Junker reveals how to make a day of it.

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Beach, Malta.


The Mediterranean's secret hot spot

Fierce knights, ancient cities, gorgeous swimming spots and the odd tortured genius: why Malta is the Mediterranean's secret hot spot.

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