Guide to the Nordic countries

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and Greenland are called "The Nordic countries".

Many say "Scandinavia", but this is only Sweden, Norway and Denmark, but the Nordic region in northern Europe is also countries as Finland, Iceland and Greenland.

The beautiful Nordic nature combined with an interesting history of three Nordic monarchies and old royal castles makes your experiences here unforgettable.

The top natural experiences in the Nordic region is the Midnight Sun in the summer and the majestic Northern Lights in the winter months which attract more and more tourists from all over the world. The Vikings were living there for more than 1000 years ago and you can see many exciting Viking attractions, here just to mention one on the UNESCO World Heritage list as "Kongernes Jelling" in Denmark.

Other reasons for visiting the Nordic countries are the outstanding modern architecture, excellent museums, internationally acclaimed restaurants and imaginative solutions for 21st-century urban living.

Significant expanses of wild nordic nature like lakes, forests, volcanoes, lovely beaches, rugged fjords, archipelagoes and a lot of pure air are also what you find in the Nordic countries.

Whether you are in a car or coach, by boat or train, the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Greenland have a variety of sights and sceneries.

When to visit the Nordic countries

In the Nordic countries, there are many things to explore in all seasons. There are pleasant warm summers with daylight from 18-24 hours with excellent possibilities to take a cruise, hiking or visit the many attractions the Nordic countries have to offer.

In autumn the forested lands can be the most beautiful of all, as the birches and other trees display a glorious array of colours.

To visit the Nordic in spring is quite an experience because you here can watch nature getting very green awaking after a long winter. The temperature is rising, and the many festivals you can visit here are beginning now their season.

The winters can be cold. Still, there are a wealth of things to do like skiing, dog sledging, snowmobile safaris, stay at a snow hotel or visiting Santa Claus in Rovaniemi in Finland, not to forget the majestic Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis, as it also is called. 


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