Outdoor activities in the Nordic countries

The Nordic Region is a European region at almost 1.2 million square kilometres, and here you find a lot of possibilities for doing outdoor activities.

It is the largest region in Europe but also the less populated region. The region has beautiful nature with a lot of fresh air, fantastic lights, beautiful glaciers, icebergs, rich fauna, unique fjords, hot springs, lakes, captivating beaches and several archipelagoes. Forget all about work, busy schedules and calendars - here, the silence takes over.


Norway is most famous for its dramatic fjords, steep mountains, Northern Lights, Midnight sun and the amazing national parks with beautiful fauna.

Svalbard and the archipelago here in the Arctic is a must-see for nature lovers. It is a perfect place in the winter to discover the captivating Northern Lights and, if you are lucky, also the Ice Bear. 

See more: Outdoor activities in Norway


Sweden is the largest country by area and population, with more than ten thousand islands around its coastline. The Swedish Archipelago is also the second-largest archipelago in the Baltic Sea. You can explore the most unique and clean nature in Sweden, especially in Swedish Lapland. Here you also can watch the Northern Lights in the Winter and the Midnight Sun in the Summer month.

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Finland is a country of hundreds of thousands of islands and lakes and most you find in Finnish Lakeland. Finland is also known for the amazing Northern Lights, Midnight sun, clean air and silence, and not to forget Rovaniemi - the home of Santa Claus.

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In Iceland, you find spectacular sceneries of volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, hot springs and waterfalls. On this amazing North Atlantic Island, you can also explore the Northern Lights in the Winter and the Midnight Sun in the Summer.

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Greenland is geographically and culturally a part of (native) North America. Greenland is a captivating experience related to the intense special light up there and the natural scenery. Glaciers and icebergs dominate this unique region, but also the Northern Lights and the Midnights sun are possible to watch here.

See more: Reasons to visit Greenland

Northern Lights in Iceland

Nordic Nature Routes