Scandinavia | Christine Cecilie Gaffney

April 22, 2021

I’m so excited to have my friend, Christine Gaffney on the show today to talk about the Nordic Region of Scandinavia, Greenland, Iceland, and Finland. 

Mention of the Nordic region might conjure up images of Vikings, Fjords, Northern Lights, and Ice Hotels – and you’ll be sure to find all of that goodness when you visit. 

But the key to a fabulous experience is going deeper – finding secret spots to call your own, enjoying the world class cuisine, and taking home with you perhaps the most important souvenir of them all – the sense of peace and living slowly that our friends in this region do so well. 

Christine and I discuss how vast this region of Europe actually is, some lesser known spots to visit, and a few wildly authentic ways to experience the wilderness.



Listen to hear:

  • 02:00 – About Christine’s favorite view in the Nordic region
  • 04:44 – What inspired her to start The Luxury Travel Designer
  • 06:52 – How she takes you on a journey to this region of the world
  • 08:30 – Why one trip defined her love for traveling
  • 09:40 – About the overview of the region, its specifics and nature
  • 17:51 – What the unique cultures of the countries in the Nordic region are
  • 20:23 – How the stereotypes can’t fully define this part of the world
  • 22:35 – What some of the new requests by travelers are
  • 25:39 – How she reflects on the private experiences organized for guests
  • 35:52 – Why among her favorite things is one scenic hike
  • 40:38 – What you will learn about the world after visiting the Nordic region

Listener Exclusive Amenities

A complimentary guided walking tour of Bergen, Copenhagen or both, guided by either Christine, herself or Carly, the Regional Manager Denmark, Faroe Islands & Greenland. This will cover the expected highlights; and also include a surprise or two, in line with The Luxury Travel Designer slogan, ‘Expect the Unexpected’.

A complimentary arrival transfer – one per trip, at the Nordic destination of your choice.

These two amenities can be combined

A useful gift (typically Nordic), depending on where you’re traveling to, and what time of the year you’re traveling.

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