Desiring to transport yourself to another life, considerably better and magically more memorable than the one you have, has been the dream of millions since the dawn of man.

Fairytales, we are so thankful to have you.

Most fairytales that evolve to outstanding in lore often contain beautiful women.

Better if they are gorgeous blonde Swedish Princesses.

The Prince and the Princess in the Forest is a Danish fairy tale collected by Evald Tang Kristensen (1843–1929). Andrew Lang included it in his The Olive Fairy Book (1907).

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With mild variation the Prince and Princess unite in the forest and reign over both of their countries.

Spreading blonde magic fairy dust from country to country, Isabelle Olsson has captured the hearts of many as a Swedish fairytale princess of our time period.

Isabelle by definition is a Swedish figure skater.

By observation, she is a gorgeous Ice Maiden in perpetual dance motion.

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She is a two-time medalist on the ISU Challenger Series – having won silver at the 2014 Ice Challenge and gold at the 2015 Denkova-Staviski Cup – and a four-time Swedish national medalist. She has won twelve other senior international medals and reached the free skate at three ISU Championships.

Isabelle debuted on the ISU Junior Grand Prix (JGP) series in 2008.

In the 2009–10 season, she won a bronze medal at JGP Lake Placid and the Swedish national junior title. She was selected to represent Sweden at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Gangneung, South Korea. Her placement of 13th in the short program allowed her to advance to the free skate where she ranked 24th, dropping her to 24th overall.

The world has taken notice.

An abundance of flowers are strewn on the ice from around the globe.

When Isabelle was 16 and tried out for the national team and landed all her triple jumps, that’s when she realized the grand potential of her future.

In the 2015–16 season, Isabelle scored personal bests in the free skate and combined score to win the gold medal at a Challenger Series event, the 2015 Denkova-Staviski Cup, with a margin of 1.01 over silver medalist Angelīna Kučvaļska.

She was invited to compete at her first-ever Grand Prix event, 2015 Skate Canada International, as a replacement for Elene Gedevanishvili, who withdrew from the event; Ms. Olsson placed 11th in both segments and 12th overall.

After winning the silver medal at the Swedish Championships, she was named in the Swedish team to the 2016 European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. There she qualified for the final after placing 23rd in the short program. She placed 24th in the free program and overall.

Her fans at absoluteskating.com pronounce, “We wish Isabelle the best of luck with her new goals and hope she will be ready to take on the planned competitions with full power. Go girl!”

Good advice.

Let’s go to Isabelle’s hometown. There is bound to be magic there too.

Karlskrona is a locality and the seat of Karlskrona Municipality, Blekinge County, Sweden with 35,212 inhabitants in 2010.

It is also the capital of Blekinge County.

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Karlskrona is known as Sweden’s only baroque city and is host to Sweden’s only remaining naval base and the headquarters of the Swedish Coast Guard.

Baroque is relating to, or having the characteristics of, a style of artistic expression prevalent especially in the 17th century that is marked generally by use of complex forms, bold ornamentation, and the juxtaposition of contrasting elements often conveying a sense of drama, movement, and tension.

The city of Karlskrona is spread over 30 islands in the eastern part of Blekinge archipelago, Trossö being the main one.

The islet of Stumholmen was formerly property of the Navy and today it houses the National Naval Museum (Marinmuseum). Outside the city lies the archipelago of Karlskrona, the most southern of the Swedish archipelagos.

Several islands are connected to the city by ferries.

The city was founded in 1680 when the Royal Swedish Navy was relocated from the Stockholm area to the Trossö Island which had up until then been used chiefly for farming and grazing.

Sounds fascinating. Let’s board a ferry and saunter closer.

At the city site visitkarlskrona.se they educate, “Sweden’s southernmost archipelago is composed of 1,650 islands, skerries and islets – from Hasslö in the west to Utlängan in the east. Savor blue days of wind, water, salt splashed rocks and glorious bays for bathing. Discover this chain of islands in your own way.

Have you always dreamed of catching that monster pike, or are you simply attracted by the peace and quiet as you cast your line in the first light of dawn? Karlskrona offers you both options!

Go fishing on your own or with a guide in one of Sweden’s best fishing waters! Get help from our skilled operators, which offers many good and exciting packages.

An idyllic village from the 17th century also known as “The thousand roses village”. Smell the roses and the sea, hike on the mighty wall that frames the village and reminds us of the former Danish times. Take a swim from the pier or from one of the bathing areas. Sit on the dock and enjoy the boat life in the harbor. In Kristianopel you will find several small shops, cozy cafes and eateries.”

And we say to ourselves, it’s wonderful, wonderful, oooooh so wonderful my love.

Here is what is wonderful to Isabelle.

She enjoys athletics, especially watching soccer with her family, her favorite color resembles the ice which is white and she has developed a taste for Cola and listening to calm music.

We have developed a taste for relaxing and enjoying Isabelle skate like a Princess in an ice filled wonderland.

More is certain to come.

In her revealing interview with skatesweden.se, when asked what continues to motivate her, Isabelle replied, “I have a very strong will. I want to be the best and I will simply just make sure that I’ll get there. When I land a perfect jump I think to myself that this is where I’m supposed to be.”

Now that is what an outstanding Princess Fairytale is supposed to be all about.

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