Imagine escaping to two areas of Scandinavia that have been homes to artists and artisans for centuries.
We’ll visit the Danish Island of Bornholm, in the Baltic Sea below Sweden, reportedly the sunniest part of Denmark. The light and scenery of the island continues to inspire artists today, the beauty is reflected in every branch of arts and crafts.
We’ll visit gourmet farm shops and savour local food production, a working smokehouse, and delight in artisanal ice cream as we site by the water and relax. We’ll learn about life in the Middle Ages – from food to fishing to the tyranny of a Danish king.
Artisan corners of Scandinavia
The ferry between Denmark and Sweden – between Bornholm and Ystad – links the two parts of this retreat.
Our second destination is the southeast area of Sweden, Småland. We’ll visit castles and ruins, relax by the spectacular archipelagoes as the sun slowly disappears into the sea, and 300 years of glasswork craftsmanship, with traditional, local and organic foods available, your senses will be filled.
Anticipated dates: 8 nights in July, 2017