Courier Gwen made an end-of-year trip to seasonally snowy Scandinavia to meet three dogs and a cat travelling just in time for Christmas.

Ilona, a dog from Sweden to Spain

Gorgeous German Shepherd Dog Ilona belongs to Andreas and Andrea. Ilona joined us in Stockholm for her journey to Spain. Courier Gwen transported her as far as France, where courier Trevor took over for her onward journey to Barcelona.

An end-of-year trip: Andreas gave Ilona a proper send-off in cold and snowy Stockholm

Andreas gave Ilona a proper send-off in cold and snowy Stockholm

An end-of-year trip: Ilona overnighting in Nyköping, Sweden

Ilona overnighting in Nyköping, Sweden

An end-of-year trip: Enjoying a walk in Denmark

Enjoying a walk in Denmark

An end-of-year trip: Getting ready to spend the night in France

Getting ready to spend the night in France

An end-of-year trip: Ilona arrives in sunny Barcelona

Ilona arrives in sunny Barcelona

Phoenix and Mikkeller, a dog and cat from Denmark to England

In Copenhagen we met Irish Doodle Phoenix and Burmese cross Mikkeller — a delightful duo who travelled with us to London.

An end-of-year trip: mily and her husband were on hand to see their beloved pets away

Emily and her husband were on hand to see their beloved pets away

An end-of-year trip: Sweet Phoenix quickly settled in for the trip

Sweet Phoenix quickly settled in for the trip

An end-of-year trip: Friendly Mikkeller proved to be an excellent traveller

Friendly Mikkeller proved to be an excellent traveller

Phoenix knows how to strike a pose! On the couch in our hotel room in France.

Phoenix knows how to strike a pose! On the couch in our hotel room in France.

A rapturous welcome for Phoenix and Mikkeller from Emily's parents in London

A rapturous welcome for Phoenix and Mikkeller from Emily’s parents in London

Odin, a dog from Denmark to Ireland

Handsome Yellow Labrador Odin also joined us in Denmark. We collected him from his family in Viborg. He travelled with courier Gwen to the Animalcouriers base in Surrey, England. Courier Ryan then made the onward journey with Odin to Cork.

An end-of-year trip: The whole family saying goodbye to Odin in Viborg

The whole family saying goodbye to Odin in Viborg

Odin comfortable in our van. He's quite a big boy so we made sure he had one of the larger bedrooms.

Odin comfortable in our van. He’s quite a big boy so we made sure he had one of the larger bedrooms.

An end-of-year trip: An overnight stop in France

An overnight stop in France

Out for a walk in France

Out for a walk in France

Season’s greetings from our travels

It seems like the right moment to wish our clients, friends and followers a very happy Christmas and all the best for the new year. Thank you for trusting us, following us, and generally keeping up with us — it’s been a pleasure and we look forward to more of the same in 2024.

Courier Gwen found time to take a few seasonal snaps during her journey home from Scandinavia. Enjoy!

An end-of-year trip: Santa in Sweden

Santa in Sweden

A snowy view of Jönköping

A snowy view of Jönköping

An end-of-year trip: Christmas in Copenhagen

Christmas in Copenhagen

At the fish stall in a traditional German market

At the fish stall in a traditional German market

An end-of-year trip: Ready for Christmas at the 'salle des fêtes' in a French village

Ready for Christmas at the ‘salle des fêtes’ in a French village