Scandinavia is located in the Northern Europe which is the most pristine, progressive and prosperous part of Europe. If you are planning to spend your upcoming holiday in Scandinavia, you will surely gain many memories from this beautiful part of the world. Some to the top sights waiting for you to be explored in this Scandinavian region include the Vasa Ship Museum of Stockholm, the remarkable Kalmar Castle, the cheerful pedestrian center of Copenhagen, the beautiful Ærø Island of Denmark, the Frogner Park (the fantastic sculpture garden) in Oslo, the open-air museum in Norway, and a fjord cruise filled with waterfall.
The best way to explore this beautiful world is through Scandinavia tours because there are many attractions to visit here and if you want to see and feel the engrossing history, culture and art of Scandinavia, an organized and professional way will be the best. Everything like transportation, accommodation, breakfast, meals, etc. will be taken care of by the tour provider and your only focus will remain on enjoying the holiday.
Scandinavia is no doubt expensive and this is one of the prime reasons why guided tours are suggested. There are many places to visit in Scandinavia but here, five topmost attractions have been briefly described. If you are planning to cover these five places during your Scandinavian holidays, then this is a highly relevant guide.
There is no Scandinavian city which can compete and excel Copenhagen in terms of fashion, food, art and design. The famous Noma, René Redzepi’s two-Michelin-star restaurant, is here that is world-famous for reinventing and interpreting the Nordic Cuisine. The visitors in Copenhagen experience a laidback version of city, where the Carlsberg bottles are still consumed in large amount at the bars located on the canal-side. Here, the preferred mode of transportation is not limos, its pushbikes. While you are here, have a look at the popular statue of Little Mermaid and spend some time at the design shops, food carts and galleries. There are so many places to visit that you will find a weekend is not enough to explore Copenhagen.
Oslo, surrounded by the sea and mountains, is a cultured, compact, fun and caring city in Europe. The city has something for everyone. Its cultural life can be experienced by visiting many museums present here. You can also visit many commercial galleries present here which can be given the credit for Oslo’s flourishing contemporary-art. The architectural structures in this city are also marvelous. There are many natural spaces to please your eyes and you can go to any bucolic parks, Oslo fjord’s islands and waterways, and the forests and ski slopes of Nordmarka. The city is also famous as culinary capital and many world-class foods like hot dogs, sushi, pizza, etc. can be enjoyed here. With a cracking nightlife, Oslo has become the hot spot for late-night parties in Scandinavia.
Bergen surrounded by seven fjords and seven hills is so beautiful that you will feel it is especially made for photoshoots. During the prime middle ages, Bergen was a member of Hanseatic League, a vital seaport and the capital of Norway. The cultural heritage is still beautifully preserved in the form of Bryggen wooden houses and UNESCO has declared it as a world heritage site. Here you will find the ferries moving slowly all over the fjords, colorful houses built on the hillsides and many art museums which are a perfect place to spend time when the notorious weather of Bergen sets in. The presence of large number of students make sure that the bars in city remains busy during the day and night.
Stockholm is sprawled across the low islands which are stitched with each other by bridges and passenger boats. Stockholm has views of ascending spires almost everywhere. The old center is full of various medieval time lanes, but this self-proclaimed Scandinavian capital is an efficient and forward-looking city. Stockholm is home to many coolest fashion and tech brands of the world. It is pretentious and pricey, yet there are many reasons of attracting people from all parts of the world.
Helsinki is spectacularly interlaced with islands, inlets and Baltic bays. The backstreet and boulevards of Helsinki are flooded with splendid architecture, venues to dine and drink, and innovative design. You will see that the workshops, boutiques and galleries here are filled with lighting, textile, glassware and pioneering homewares. The architectural innovations in Helsinki include Musiikkitalo, the concert hall and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. The locally sourced ingredients are a worldwide trend today but here, they have always been a part of life. An amazing wildlife, beautiful SeaWorld and a wonderful natural environment are waiting for you to be explored.
These places are just a glimpse of the whole Scandinavian region and there is much more to explore. A carefully planned and properly budgeted trip to Scandinavia will surely give you some unforgettable memories.