When the first ice hotel was built in Sweden over 25 years ago, it gave rise to a whole new way of chilling out on holiday. Since then, more have risen from the tundra. Jo Roberts looks at what’s on offer...

Looking for something extraordinary this winter. Total tranquility combined with fun and adventure amid a pristine Arctic wilderness? Then Kemi is the place to be...

Although the Duomo and the legendary works of Rafael and Michelangelo are not to be missed when visiting Florence, escape the crowds with Gillian Birch and you’ll discover there is so much more to see...