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Art in the Arctic: SALT festival, Norway in pictures

SALT festival is a unique arts festival that takes place on the beach of a small island in the Arctic Circle. These photographs reflect the remoteness of the site, the creativity that is on display – and the spectacular landscape that surrounds it all• Read the article on the SALT festival The northern lights glow

Swiss hostel turns on five-spa treatment for budget travellers

The wellnesshostel4000 in Saas Fee, Switzerland is fitted out with a private spa and swimming pool. Photograph: Maxime Schmid/EPA A youth hostel fitted out with jacuzzis, herbal steam baths and hydromassage facilities has opened in a Swiss alpine village, declaring itself the first “wellness hostel” in the world. WellnessHostel 4000, in the glacier village of

Frozens Let It Go voted best song to keep kids happy on car journeys

We’re all white … Frozen has a grip on the imaginations of its young audience. Photograph: Disney/imagenet “Let it go, let it go …” Any parent of young children will know what comes next. Disney’s Frozen has a grip on the imaginations of its young audience, many of whom know the lyrics to its most

Top 10 family-friendly city apartments around Europe

This Barcelona apartment comes with cartoon doodles on the walls, toy boxes and an indoor hammock Barcelona With a comic-strip-print sofa, cartoon doodles on the walls, toy boxes, and an indoor hammock, this small but sleek apartment has been designed with kids in mind. There’s no television, but the owner Mavi runs mammaproof.org, a blog

The lure of the Loire: where to stay, eat, drink and more

Château de Chambord. Photograph: Ludovic Letot Originating in the rugged central Ardèche region of France and emptying into the Atlantic near the shipbuilding port of Saint Nazaire, the 1,000km-long Loire river is as French as the Mississippi is American. This is the river the French love best: for the soft green beauty of the regions

Travel tips: the Baztán Valley in Spain, and the weeks best deals

On the right track: the Baztán Valley, in Navarre, Spain. Photograph: Getty Images Take me there Why go? In the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees, just north of Pamplona, this valley is a stronghold for Basque culture and cuisine. Forget the over-priced Michelin-starred restaurants of San Sebastian and the Basque coastline, here you can dine

Theodoor van Boven: bow down at this Amsterdam liqueur bar

Wynand Fockink is a bar and distillery much-loved by Amsterdam locals Dam Square can be incredibly busy but this place, just around the corner, is on a quiet little alley called Pijlsteegv. It’s been around since 1679 but it’s not a museum. They make liqueur there, so there’s a lot of craftmanship involved. The distillery

The Bunkhouse, near Hay-on-Wye, Powys: accommodation review

Woodburner? Check. Rain showers? Yep, three of ’em. Tubular slide that hurtles you down to the ground floor like a fireman in two seconds flat? You bet! A stainless steel chute – built to order in Germany – would not be on many people’s wishlist for a weekend retreat, but it’s bloody good fun, and

Hannah Kent on north Iceland

The haunting and captivating north Iceland landscape, near Akureyri. Photograph: Michele Falzone/Getty Images The first word that comes to mind when I think about Iceland is beauty. It has a strange but hospitable beauty, the kind that haunts you. Landscape and the natural world are always pre-eminent in my memories of it. North Iceland is

Top 10 things to do in Delhi: readers tips

The view from the minaret at Delhi’s Jama Masjid mosque. Photograph: Alamy Winning tip: Streetlife walking tour Try a walking tour of Delhi organised by the Salaam Baalak Trust, a charity caring for the poor and homeless. Former street children give guided tours showing the life of the city’s kids and orphans. They lead you