Why Visit Scandinavia
From deciding when to go to choosing what to see, when you arrive, we tell you all you need to plan your trip and experience to the best of Scandinavia.
Read articles with in-depth insider information on top attractions and must-sees like the famous Fjords in Norway, Viking Heritage in Denmark and the Northern Lights in the Arctic region.
Find the hidden cultural gems like Kungsleden Trail in Sweden and the amazing Midnight Sun in Lapland.
Visit also the capitals in Scandinavia as Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo.
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Difference between Scandinavia and the Nordic countries
Scandinavia historically encompassed the kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. All three Scandinavian countries share a common language branch and understand each other culture.
The term "Scandinavia" is mentioned, used for Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The name "Nordic countries" is used unambiguously for Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Finland, including Greenland, Åland Islands and the Faroe Islands.
Climate and geography in Scandinavia
The southern and, by far, most populous regions of Scandinavia have a temperate climate. Scandinavia extends north of the Arctic Circle but has relatively mild weather for its latitude due to the Gulf Stream.
Tromsø in Norway is a perfect place to discover the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun with this temperate climate.
The geography of the three countries is highly varied. The archipelagos of Sweden and Norway, the famous Norwegian fjords, the beautiful mountains, and the relatively flat, low areas in Denmark have lovely beaches.
See the best time for visiting Scandinavia and the Nordic countries