Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Scourie Lodge in northwest Scotland may claim to have the most northerly palm trees in the world, but we think they are wrong. We travel north up the Norwegian coast in search of palm trees that seemingly defy geography.

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We happen to be quite fond of palm trees. In an article in hidden europe last autumn we celebrated the wonderful displays of palms and tender plants on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly. But there are occasional palm trees much further north in Europe.

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About the authors

hidden europe

and manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 25.