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Scandinavian Travel - Best Countries To Visit

Batul Nafisa Baxamusa Nov 29, 2019
Throw on your warm jumpers and make sure you have extra cash for meals, it’s time to visit the wildest sights, blue lakes, snow-laden home of the reindeer, and aurora borealis. Yes, we are talking about Western Europe’s Scandinavian region, home to the Vikings, fjords, pine trees, and views that transfer you to Narnia.

Countries that Make Up Scandinavia

Three kingdoms are generally considered Scandinavia that includes Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Finland and Iceland are locally known as Nordic countries and are included as the broader region of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Denmark

Over 400 islands make Denmark a perfect one-stop destination for beautiful beaches.
Denmark boasts thousands of miles of spectacular and cleanest natural coastline in all of Europe. It’s the best place to swim to your heart’s content.

Places to Visit in Denmark

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Copenhagen, the Danish capital is a cool, trendy waterside city with lively atmosphere. It is Europe’s cycling capital which can also be explored on a bike or boat.
Rabjerg Mile is worth a visit to take a look at the migrating dunes. You can explore the dune via a bike or foot.
Gilleleje is a fishing town where the world-renowned monument Kierkegaard is located. It is the best place to explore on a warm, sunny day in Denmark.
Skagen is the epitome of natural beauty, is a 700-year-old village which will give a uniquely Danish experience as well as the best place to relax and contemplate.

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Sweden

Sweden is a modern and stylish country with a rich history. It is a traveler’s paradise for those who love outdoors.
Crystal clear water, air, and untouched forests with majestic lakes, this country should be high up on your must-visit Scandinavian bucket list.
The people of Sweden are very helpful and friendly, making it a breeze to travel around the country.

Places to Visit in Sweden

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Stockholm, the capital of Sweden is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It is made up of 14 islands and is known for its modernity, trendy outlook, history, tradition, as well as magnificent scenery.
The Stockholm Archipelago is a maritime landscape that consists of more than 30,000 islands, islets, and skerries.

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Gothenburg is the capital of West Sweden where you can immerse yourself in the Swedish lifestyle.

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Malmö is the biggest city in Skåne which is Sweden’s first Fairtrade City. It is known for its organically produced food and drinks, even fashion which is environmentally ethical.
Icehotel is one of the must visit places in Sweden. Icehotel is world’s largest hotel made of ice and snow. What makes it unique is that is constructed every November-December as it melts away in April-May.

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Norway

Norway is the best place to experience the Nordic lifestyle that includes traditional food, ancient Viking heritage, as well as jaw-dropping landscapes.
Also called the land of fjords, it is one thing that you will never forget about Norway. Majestic mountains, waterfalls, and picture-perfect views, Norway is full of vibrant energy and historic tours.

Places to Visit in Norway

Trondheim, the Norwegian capital during the Viking Age, is the third-largest city of the country today. Visit the city to see the Sverresborg castle, Nidaros Cathedral, and many other historic remnants of the past.

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Oslo, the Norwegian capital is a vibrant modern city. It is divided into 1/3rd part city, 2/3rd of the space is allocated to forests, parks, and green spaces.
Bergen is a waterfront destination for tourists who love seaside restaurants. It is also known as the Gateway to the Fjords.
There is so much to see and so much to explore in Scandinavia. It is one of the most idyllic regions of the world with jaw-dropping coastline, magnificent fjords, friendly locals, and more. Although the Scandinavian trip will drain your bank account, it is definitely worth the expense.