Scandinavia Top Ten
September 26, 2017
Maybe you just took a DNA test and found out you’re 47% Scandinavian. Maybe you’ve been binge watching Vikings. Maybe you just want to see some of the most stunning tall blondes, I mean vistas the world has to offer. Whatever has sparked your interest in visiting Scandinavia, here is a top-ten list of places to visit while you’re there.
1- Copenhagen, Denmark
The Danish capital perfectly combines buildings in a kaleidoscope of colors, picturesque canals, intriguing palaces and churches, and a vibrant art scene. Snap a selfie in front of the famous Little Mermaid statue. Feel the groove by visiting Christiana, a colorful “free-town” founded by hippies in 1971. Visit the home of Hans Christian Anderson in Nyhavn, or have a cozy dinner at a classy restaurant quayside. Copenhagen has something for everyone.
Dreaming of an outdoor adventure? This northernmost region of Finland falls within the Arctic Circle and offers a chance for the intrepid traveler to visit the taiga. In winter, visitors will be dazzled by the Northern Lights in Aurora Zone and may want to visit the village of Rovaniemi where Santa’s house is located. Spring is the best time to tackle the amazing Finnish ski slopes. Take advantage of the “Midnight Sun” of summer to hike beautiful fells. Or witness the incredible fall foliage or “ruska” when the taiga seems to light on fire with autumn colors. Lapland has something incredible to offer year round.
3- Lofoten, Nordland, Norway
This archipelago in northern Norway is incredibly beautiful and offers a surprisingly mild climate considering its Nordic latitude. It’s also home to the biggest deep water coral reef on the planet. Find your inner viking at the at the Lofotr Viking Museum. Since the sun doesn’t set in the summer, kayak between islands at midnight through water like liquid gold. Enjoy lodging in the refurbished and iconic red fishermen’s cabins. No matter what you choose to do, the scenery here will leave you breathless!