35 Places to Visit in Scandinavia, Tourist Places & Attractions

Tourist Attractions in Scandinavia

Bergen, Vaasa, Porvoo, Turku, Arctic Circle, Tromso, Lofoten, Atlantic Road, Geiranger Fjord, Pulpit Rock, Bornholm, Oresund Underwater Bridge, Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, Amager Beach Park, Greenland and more.

With its pretty fishing villages, sky-kissing glaciers and gorgeous ice formations, one can never run out of places to visit in Scandinavia. The picturesque perfection of the countries, teeming with natural splendor and architectural wonders, promise a happening vacation for all travellers arriving here.

Some of the best tourist places in Scandinavian countries include the beaches here. Cities such as Stockholm, Lofoten and Bornholm are some of the most popular beach destinations in Scandinavia. Gorgeous waterfalls, deep fjords and ice-capped mountains add to the beauty of these countries. Additionally, medieval cities such as Bergen and Porvoo add a rustic, old-school charm to these Nordic states.

Scandinavia is also home to some of the most offbeat destinations in all of Europe. Unique tourist attractions in Scandinavia include Denmark’s Santa Claus Village, the Ice Hotel of Sweden, or even Iceland’s stunning Ring Road. These countries also serve as an ideal holiday destination for adventure lovers, offering a plethora of sporting opportunities.

Places to Visit in Norway

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Bergen

Nestled on the southwest coast of Norway, the city of Bergen prides in its beautiful wharfs, charming neighborhoods, and deep fjords. Embraced by a series of mountains on all sides, the idyllic charm of Bergen has made it one of the most popular tourist spots in Europe. The second largest city in Norway, Bergen has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owing to its unparalleled beauty.

The beauty of Bergen derives from the stunning mountains and fjords that surround the place, giving it a popular nickname of the ‘city of seven mountains.  Apart from its natural splendor, captivating old school towns imbue a rustic charm to the city.

While in Bergen, do not miss out on the opportunity of visiting the old town of Bryggen. Replete with wooden alleyways, charming buildings and a chock-full of studious, workshops and eateries, the streets of this 700-year-old town are simply begging to be explored. While in Bryggen, make sure to visit the Bryggen Museum, which chronicles the evolution of the city from the 14th century. Another amazing way to explore the city is to climb one of the seven mountains that gives Bergen its secondary title, with Mount Floyen being the best option.

A haven for adventure lovers, Bergen offers a variety of trekking opportunities- from scaling the scenic Mount Floyen, to hiking to the top of Bergen’s tallest mountain, Mount Ulriken. If hiking is not your thing, you may choose to scale both these mountains on a funicular or a cable car respectively.

You may also choose to explore the country’s history by visiting the various museums here, such as the KODE Museum, Grieg Museum, the Bergen Open Air Museum and Hanseatic Museum. 
The coastal town of Bergen experiences rainy weather throughout the year. Summers in the city remain cool and cloudy, while winters tend to be very cold, windy and overcast.

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Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway. This is popular for its Viking history, culture, and traditions. There are many international museums here that provide natural beauty. There are many places for walking and hiking trails in this city. You can hike in the forests, lakes, and many other hiking spots in and around the city. This city is popular for its nightlife.

This is one of the most scenic Scandinavian destinations. Moose are the most common animals spotted in winter. This is a city that has Norway's wolf reserve. There are many archipelagos and islands nearby. The climate is usually warm and winter has snow.

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Arctic Circle

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Making its way across Helgeland, the Arctic Circle separates the world from the Land of the Midnight Sun. Home to the ancient Sami tribes, the Arctic Norway is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Scandinavia.

The long summer months in this region greets you with the sight of the dazzling Midnight Sun, while winter nights bring the Northern Lights with it. Adventure lovers travelling to Arctic Norway will have the time of their lives scaling the various peaks here, such as the mighty Torghatten or the Lyngen Alps.

Cozy fishing villages, archipelagos and the stunning Svalbard islands are some of the other sightseeing attractions found here. On a lazy day, take a cruise along the beautiful fjords of Arctic Norway, or sit back and enjoy a Sami music performance- one is spoilt for choice here!

Highlights: Senja island, Andøya island, Vesterålen, Sommarøy island, Blåisvatnet lake.
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Tromso

Situated right atop the Arctic Circle, the city of Tromso is a major cultural hub in Norway. Regarded as one of the best spots for viewing the Northern Lights, Tromso is flocked by tourists throughout the year. Boasting of a rustic, old-school charm, Tromso is well known for its characteristic centuries old wooden houses that scatter the city. The stunning skyline here, punctured by the greenish blue colors of the aurora for most of the year, is dominated by the stained glass steeple of the famed Arctic Cathedral.

While in Tromso, one must invariably make a visit to the gorgeous Arctic Cathedral. Established in 1965, the Cathedral is one of the most prominent points in the city, and hosts several local concerts throughout the year. Those keen on exploring the history of Tromso can also make their way to the Polar Museum. Tromso is regarded as a hiker’s paradise, and quite rightly so. With over 1200 peaks under its built, hiking and trekking are some of the most popular activities here.

The several Sami villages around the city make a perfect visit for those desiring to explore the local Sami culture, with activities such as sledding, reindeer sledding and fishing offered as added bonuses here. The city is also an ideal visit for all those looking to view the Northern Lights or the midnight sun, with its several peaks serving as amazing vantage points for the same. The weather in Tromso remains cold throughout the year, with lots of rain and snow. The short summers, between May and September, generally remain cool, cloudy and rainy. The rest of the year remains freezing, with temperatures often falling below zero.


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One of the world’s northernmost sites for surfing, Lofoten Islands offer diverse landscapes of towering mountains, deep blue fjords, squawking seabird colonies, and stunning beaches. It is also one of the most beautiful places to visit in Norway to indulge in a wide range of experiences from surfing, hiking, skiing, fishing, ocean rafting to scuba diving.

Other than exciting adventures, the region is famous for its fishing villages and is visited by nature lovers, photographers to artists to endure the natural wonders of the midnight sun and the northern lights.

Location: Nordland County, Norway

Best Time to Visit:  July to August and

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Spanning across 3.8 kilometers, this Tourist Route is regarded as the world’s most beautiful drive. The long winded road runs across an archipelago in Averoy, crossing lush coastal landscapes on its way.

Peppered with uniquely designed bridges, the Atlantic Road has been listed as one of Norway’s cultural heritage sites. The alluring driveway is home to a number of viewpoints as well, where travellers may alight and spend an hour marveling at the beauty of the midnight sun.

Highlights: Uniquely designed Bridges, midnight sun, the driveway.
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With its gorgeous emerald blue waters, the protected area of Geiranger Fjord forms one of the most prominent places to see in Scandinavia. The fairytale landscape of the Fjord, with its wild waterfalls, snow capped peaks and verdant forests, offers a stunning respite in the very heart of nature.

Adventure lovers will find their home in the beautiful Fjord, with activities such as kayaking, fishing and rafting serving as popular tourist magnets here. The scenic Trollstigen mountain road is an absolutely must-visit for hikers, with its trail snaking across the Seven Waterfalls and leading to the main Geiranger Fjord area. The Geiranger Skywalk is a must see attraction in the region, priding in its status as the talent Fjord Viewpoint in all of Europe.

Highlights: Seven Sisters waterfalls, Alesund, snow capped peaks, Kayaking, Skywalk.
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Rising to a height of about 600 meters above sea level, Pulpit Rock is a flat-topped cliff located in the Strand Region of Norway. Serving as a paradise for trekkers, hikers flock to the Rock every year between May and October.

The most scenic treks can be enjoyed during the earliest hours of dawn, with the rising sun offering a stunning backdrop to your hike.  Hiking, however, is not the only way to explore the stunning rock formations.

You may choose to navigate the Pulpit and its surrounding fjords through boat cruises as well as activities such as kayaking, canoeing, cycling, salmon safari and more. Extreme sports such as kiting, paragliding, surfing and bungee jumping are also popular here.

Highlights: Hiking, Kayaking, Cycling, Canoeing, safari.
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Places to Visit in Denmark

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Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and it is considered to be the treasure trove of culinary magic as well as unique architectural marvels. The city is planned in such a way that you will come across a scenic sight at every single corner.

The city is also referred to as a scandinavian gem. It has also got connections from Malmo through the Oresund Strait through a long running canal. Tourists love to visit this place on their holiday vacation because of its perfect blend of old day charms and new age fascinations.

Copenhagen’s cityscape will just wave anyones mind and it is very likely that one would imagine it as a Nordic Fairy Tale. The atmosphere of the city preserves the heritage buildings along with modern structures and innovative urban design. You will find green spaces, waterways, bridges, and antique architectures within the city. Due to all this, Copenhagen has been voted as one of the greenest, liveable, and clean cities of the world.

Copenhagen is home to some of the most sought after attractions in the world. During your visit, you should marvel at Tivoli Gardens, National Museum of Denmark, Christiansborg Palace, The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst), Nyhavn Harbor, The Round Tower (Rundetårn), Amalienborg Castle, Rosenborg Palace, Strøget Shopping Mile, Kastellet & The Little Mermaid, Town Hall Square, Christiania, Bakken: The World's Oldest Amusement Park, and Copenhagen Zoo.

In the course of your visit to this beautiful place in the world, you can try to explore Copenhagen on two wheels to experience the city like a resident, captain a boat and sail through the clean canals or go for a dip, explore the creative galleries and eclectic vibe of Vesterbro’s Kødbyen district, sample Copenhagen’s craft beer scene, go off the beaten track to experience an alternative side, get seated in a signal tower above the canal to soak in all the Copenhagen culture, Kayak to a café on the water for lunch and a sauna, and buy tickets to the opera house and watch a breathtaking performance.

Due to the oceanic flow of northern air, the climate of Copenhagen is cool summer but not cool winters. The summers are very pleasant with high temperatures in the range of 18 - 24 degree celsius. The winter temperature remains averaging zero degree celsius.

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Bornholm

Sprawling across the wild waters of the Baltic Sea, the little Danish island of Bornholm is known for its pretty fishing villages and colonies. Dating back to the early stone ages, the colourful history of Bornholm is preserved in its old-school culture and traditional way of life.

Vibrant fishing towns, ancient ruins and fine-sand beaches make Bornholm one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in all of Scandinavia. Apart from the various tourist attractions here, the scenic postcard-like towns here add to the charm of the place, with the towns of Ronne and Gudjhem being the biggest tourist magnets of the lot.

One of the most sought-after places to visit in Denmark, the ruins of the medieval fortress at Hammerhaus is easily the biggest attraction of Bornholm. Sitting atop a hilltop by the Baltic Sea, the Fortress commands a stunning, panoramic view of the surrounding town.

Other popular tourist spots here include four round churches of Bornholm, that served doubly as shooting galleries during the Viking era. The Opal Lake by the jagged peaks of Bornholm is another popular place to visit here. For an aesthetic retreat, head over to Bornholm’s only vineyard in Aakirkeby, a little village at the centre of the town full to the brim with flower-clad meadows.

To get a proper taste of the island’s history and culture, make sure to take a tour of the various museums in Bornholm, with the National Museum and Art Museum being the biggest ones here. With its waters brimming with cod, herring and salmon, fishing and angling are some of the most popular tourist activities here. The island is also well-known for its culinary delights, making it a popular destination among food connoisseurs.

The island of Bornholm remains windy and cloudy throughout the year. While the winters here are generally long, very cold and overcast, the summers are short, warm and pleasant. Rainfall occurs in short spells throughout the year.

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The Oresund Bridge is a combined motorway and railway bridge-tunnel making its way across the Oresund strait between Denmark and Norway. Commanding stunning views of the strait waters, the Bridge offers a scenic drive experience on a lazy day. The stunning structure is known for its architectural splendor, and is regarded as one of the most prominent landmarks around Sweden.
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Located just off the coast of the North Sea, the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse rises atop the sand dunes on the coast of Jutland. Initially built in the year 1900, the original establishment soon got buried under moving dunes, and had to be constructed again.

The Lighthouse serves as a popular viewpoint in the Jutland area- tourists may scale the steep steps of the building to reach a summit that commands an excellent view of the surrounding scenery. The view from the Lighthouse is especially resplendent during the winter months, when the Northern Lights can be spotted dancing across the horizon.

Location: Fyrvej 110, 9480 Løkken, Denmark.

Best time to visit: During the winter months between November and March, when the Northern Lights are visible.

Highlights: View point, sand dunes.
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Amager Beach Park is Copenhagen’s biggest beach area. With over 4 kilometers of surf-swept sands, the Park consists of long artificial islands forming lagoons and sand dunes on either ends. The Beach Park also accommodates a toddlers’ pool and broad promenade areas.

Amager attracts swimmers and sunbathers throughout the year, although it is oft-visited by kayakers, snorkelers and surfers as well. Day picnics and skating are some of the other popular things to do here.

The Park also offers a separate area for beach sports. The Beach Park comes alive during the short summer months, when a number of sports events and live music gigs take place here.

Highlights: Sunbathe, cycle, sail, kayak, snorkel,  underwater activities, windsurf, kite-surf.
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Claiming the status of being the world’s largest island, Greenland assumes a prominent position as one of the best tourist places in Scandinavian countries. Scenic ice-clad bays and fjords add a magical charm to the place.

Greenland is home to the gorgeous Greenland ice sheet, the world’s largest ice sheet spreading over 2,000 kilometers. The behemoth ice-structure is flanked by the gorgeous Ilullisat Icefjord, a UNESCO Heritage Site that stretches to the Disko Bay. The island is also home to Scoresby Sund, the largest fjord system in the world, which is popularly regarded as one of the most stunning places to visit in Scandinavia.

While at the island, do make it a point to visit the Greenland National Park, with its thriving Arctic wilderness. Adventure lovers travelling to the island may also choose to try their hand at sledding, hiking, skiing and snowmobiling across the ice-capped slopes of Greenland. Boat cruises and water sports such as diving and kayaking are also extremely popular here.

Highlights: Ancient Viking ruins, the stunning Disko Bay , an incredible natural landscape , Boat cruises, Kayaking.
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Places to visit in Sweden

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Stockholm

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has 14 islands and 50 bridges. It is closer to the Baltic Sea. You will find cobblestone streets, ochre buildings, cathedrals that are from 13th century, Royal Palaces, museums, boat and ferry rides for sightseeing and many things to do in this city. This is a cosmopolitan city and has picturesque parks, landmarks, scenic spots on the islands, and many historic sites. There are many waterways and lush green sites in and around this city. This is a city where you can see classical as well as modern architecture. There are many places of attraction, buildings, streets, and landmarks that can be visited.

Fashion and beauty in Stockholm is top notch. This is also a great place to shop for clothes, accessories, souvenirs, and gifts. Gamla Stan is the town to be visited as it has been depicted in many of the story books. There are also forests and umpteen spaces of archipelago that can be visited. The climate of the city is usually mild throughout the year. Summers have a dramatic sunlight and July and August are monsoon months. Arlanda is the international airport in Stockholm. Within the city you can take the bus and rail to commute. 

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Made entirely out of ice taken from the Torne River,  Ice Hotel is one of the most offbeat places to see in Scandinavia. The hotel cum art exhibition changes guise every year in winter, when the remnants of last year’s dwelling melts completely back into the river.

The standard rooms at the hotel are fitted with ice decors, along with beds made of ice.  Even if you’re not planning to stay here, a host of different activities at the Hotel will make your visit worth the while.

From river rafting and fishing in the beautiful Thorne, to snowmobile and sledding adventures across the ice-capped land, Ice Hotel promises the most happening tours. You may also choose to try your hand at Ice Sculpting, with trained guides offering workshops on the same.

Highlights: Discover silence, northern lights, glistening snow clad forests.
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Gothenburg

Gothenburg is a paradisiacal destination, sitting right by the western coast of Sweden, near the Atlantic Ocean. Despite being small in terms of area, Gothenburg is the second-largest Swedish city known for its vibrant charisma, friendly locals, urban embellishments, and world-class restaurants. Founded and established as a commercial fishing harbor, Gothenburg has come a long way in industrial developments. Yet, you can find the fishing harbors being filled with huge crowds for most days. This city has doting natural beauties, thanks to the clear view of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream.
One of the best places to visit in Sweden is the Haga neighborhood.

Adorned with cobbled paths, you can find small to medium shops and eateries lined up on both sides. For some adventure, you can visit the Skansen Kronan fort at the top of Risaberget Hill and take in the panoramic beauty of the city. If you are looking for a day trip around Gothenburg, no other place will be as thrilling as the Bohuslän archipelago consisting of more than 8000 small islands. Gothenburg is known for “Fika," a unique custom of drinking coffee with companions along with enjoying Hagabullen- the city’s most famous pastry.

You can even spend the post afternoon time in the Slottsskogen Park filled with natural beauties. As Gothenburg is one of the main fishing harbors, you cannot leave the city without trying their seafood collections. Starting from the shellfish platters at Fiskekrogen to the la carte menu of Nature, this city is a hub for foodies. Coming to the weather, Gothenburg enjoys the four distinct seasons pretty well. Summers usually have warm and comforting weather with a temperature around 21°C. The warm air from the Gulf Stream and the sea prevents the winter temperature from dropping below -3°C.

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Abisko

Abisko is a little village located north of the Arctic Circle.  Surrounded by mountains on all sides, Abisko is home to lemmings, shelters, and a rare variety of the Lapland Orchid. With the country's only ‘Blue Hole’ hovering over the city’s sky, Abisko is best known for commanding some of the most clear views of the Northern Lights, making it one of the biggest tourist attractions in Scandinavia.

The Aurora Sky Station on Mount Nuolja offers an unobstructed view of the lights. The Swedish Laplands of Abisko are compatible for adventure sports such as ice hiking, dog sledding, camping, fishing and much more. The Abisko National Park and the fjord of Abiskojokk are some of the other natural attractions in the city.

Highlights: Dog Sledding, Ice Climbing ,Snowmobiling, Northern Lights, Abisko National Park.
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Places to visit in Finland

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Helsinki

Helsinki is the capital of Finland and has spectacular waterfront and bays. You can visit this city for sightseeing it's inlets, islands, music, art, street fares, local cuisine, coffee pubs, vineyards, history, culture and heritage. This is a harbour with an offbeat charm. This is the part of Europe with a different beat and history. This city is also known as the "Daughter of Baltic" and was founded in the 15th century. Since, 18th century it has been the capital of Finland. Today this is an international metropolitan city that is often visited by international tourists. Summer is the best time to visit this city. 

Helsinki has an interesting history. It was founded by King Gustav Vasa. There are many old cathedrals, churches, historical sites, and also buildings with modern architecture and amenities that can can view in this city. You can get a taste of Nordic culture when you visit this city. Summers in Helsinki are pleasant. This is a city where you can find people who speak English as well. The locals are friendly. You can visit this city for its beer and drinks. You can get around the city in trams, trains, metros, buses, taxis, or take ferries to visit nearby places. There are parks, islands, cathedrals, churches, and other places to see and things to do in Helsinki.

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Koli National Park

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Sprawling across a vast 30 hectares, Koli National Park was built with the intention of preserving the traditional agricultural heritage of Finland. The park had formerly served as a sacrificial site, and later used for slash and burn agriculture.

Replete with rolling green hills, waterfalls, herb forests and stunning meadows, the National Park is widely regarded as one of the most aesthetic tourist attractions in Scandinavia. Steep cliffs offer stunning panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.

A host of rare butterflies and farm animals can also be found grazing around the floral meadows here. Apart from hiking, a host of different activities such as skiing, horse-riding and canoeing can be tried here as well.

Highlights: Ukko-Koli Hill, Paateri, Lake Pielinen,Era Eero, Pielisen Museum.
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Lake Saima & Savonlinna

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Priding in its status as Finland’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Saimaa is one of the most popular places to visit in Scandinavia. The lake system is formed by a labyrinth of wide waterways and over a thousand islands.

Large natural forests around the lake are always thriving with life, home to a number of small animals such as foxes, elks and blue hares. The Saimaa lake is also home to the rare endangered ringed seal, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

Tourists can spend their time paddling, fishing or swimming in the lake, while the shores are ideal for picnics and berry-picking. Summertime also brings a number of festivals to Saimaa, such as the Savonlinna Opera Festival and Mikkeli Music Festival.

Highlights: Fishing, Swimming, Savonlinna Opera Festival, Olavinlinna Castle, Autumn Colors.
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Vaasa

Vaasa happens to be one of the best places to visit in Finland located on the western coast. It was formed in the year 1606 in the course of the reign of Charles IX of Sweden. The city has been named after the Royal House of Vasa. The city is also the regional capital of Ostrobothnia.

It is one of historical cities that is known for its beautiful architectural designs and remarkable centre of art, history, education, and culture. Vassa offers some of the exotic tourist places Finland like The Kvarken World Heritage Archipelago, Meteoria Söderfjärden, Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Tikanoja Art Museum, Bergö Local Museum, Fänrik Ståls Centre, Harrström old fishing harbour, Harrström Windmill Hill, Harrström old fishing harbour, Meteoria Söderfjärden, Aava Kertun Kotitila - Farm, HopLop Vaasa, and The Church of Korsholm.

Checking out the old ruins of Vaasa, visiting the Replot Bridge known for its majestic beauty. checking out the view at Hietasaari, visiting Strömsö to explore the beautiful summer Villa. Offering prayers at the Vaasa church, and enjoying a nice lunch at Seglis in summer are some of the top activities that you can indulge in. Vassa has a continental type climate with highest average temperature remaining around 23 degree celsius and the lowest average temperature remaining in the range of -17 degree celsius.

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Porvoo

Porvoo is a city in the Uusimaa Region, Finland. It is located on the southern coast of the country. It is about 35 km from the east of the city border of Helsinki and about 50 km from the city centre. The city is believed to be founded almost 800 years ago and it happens to be the second oldest city that gives you a chance to explore long history walking along its charming streets. Porvoo happens to be the one of the six medieval townships and one of the best places to visit in Finland in winter that has been mentioned in the texts that dates back to almost the 14th century. It is adorned with some of the scenic landscape and age old architectural marvels. Tourists heading over to this place will surely be impressed by the local art and culture.

Vanha Porvoo, a vibrant port and market, Tuomiokirkko, historic stone-and-timber cathedral, Walter Runeberg Sculpture Collection, Taidetehdas, exhibition space, with rotating exhibitions of contemporary art, and Porvoon Nukke- ja Lelumuseo, a house of a thousand dolls are some the best places in Finland that you must marvel at during your visit.

Taking an exploration tour of the old town of porvoo, visiting the ancient iso linnamäki fortress, renting a bike and exploring the nature, enjoying your day at haikko manor, and finding a boat and enjoying the archipelago around porvoo are some of the most sought after activities that you can be a part of. Porvoo is located at a height of 29 meters above the sea level and has a cold climate. The city receives significant rainfall all through the year. As per the Koppen Geiger climate classification, the climate of Porvoo is considered to be Dfb. The average annual temperature is recorded at 5.9 degree celsius and the average annual rainfall is recorded at 27 inch.

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Turku

Turku is a city in Finland that is located on the southwest coast on the banks of River Aura. It is one of the top places to visit in Finland because of its historical heritage and architectural marvels of the bygone era. The city dates back to almost the 13th century and is very much popular for its Turku Castle, which is a medieval fortress with a historical museum. Heading out to one of the most sought after sightseeing places in Finland, you will be able to pass through cobbled riverside streets and multi cuisine restaurants. You will also be able to come across some of the grand buildings and old great squares, which were the centre of trade in the bygone times.

During your visit to Turku which is one of the best places to visit in Finland in winter, you must find time to marvel at some of the must see Finland attractions like Turun Linna, an age old castle, Forum Marinum, an excellent maritime museum, Luostarinmäen Käsityöläismuseo, a well known handicrafts museum, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, home to almost 37,000 artefacts, and Taidekappeli, St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chapel. 
You can also indulge in a wide range of activities in some of the tourist places Finland like Visit Turku Bike Rental, Turku Market Hall tour, Discover Gastronomic Bliss, Explore On Of The Oldest Buildings, Get Inspired By The Best Of Finnish Design, and relax in wonderful cafes.

Located close to the Baltic Sea and sheltered by the islands, Turku has got a humid continental type climate. The city experiences warm summers with temperatures ranging up to 30 degree celsius. The warmest month of the year is july and the coldest month is february.

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Santa Claus Village

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Established in the year 1985, Santa Claus Village is one of the most popular amusement parks in Finland. Sitting atop the Arctic Circle, the Village is said to be the official dwelling place of the mythical Santa, who sits in his ‘office’ waiting to greet his young friends.

A tiny wooden museum at the heart of the village details its evolution. Tourists can spend their time in the village petting reindeers, playing with farm animals, or simply exploring the Arctic space.

Additionally, Lapland areas around the Village can be explored through hiking expeditions and safaris as well. Additionally, Santa Claus village offers a perfect vantage spot for observing natural phenomena such as the midnight sun and the northern lights, making it one of the most popular tourist places in Scandinavian countries.

Highlights: Huskies & Reindeer, Santa Claus Main Post Office, Snowmobile Exhibition.
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Reindeer Farm

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The Reindeer Farms in Finland serve not only as popular tourist attractions, but also has habitation areas for reindeers.  A symbol for the Lapland region, these quiet, domestic animals can be seen grazing about the forest, scavenging for food.

While at the farm, guests can observe the daily life of the reindeers, or even pet one or two at leisure. The stunning snow-clad forests can also serve as a photographers’ delight. Snowmobile rides or sledding expeditions can also be enjoyed at these farms.

Highlights: Reindeer, Hiking, sledding expeditions, Snowmobile rides.
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Places to visit in Iceland

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Blue Lagoon

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Located at the foot of Mount Torbjorn, Blue Lagoon is a man-made geothermal spa that promises a rejuvenating experience for both body and soul. The spa is located on the lava fields of Grindavik, and receives its milky blue hue from the high silica content of the water.

Mask bars, sauna rooms and in-water massages at the spa offer a perfect way to unwind after a long week. The Lagoon also features an in-water bar, serving a host of beverages. Several formal restaurants and cafes line the Lagoon as well.
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Ring Road

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Iceland’s Ring Road is a national route connecting a number of prominent attractions in the island. It takes about 15-16 hours to drive around the entire road, excluding stopovers at the multiple attractions here.

The stunning landscape can also be navigated on foot or horseback, although these tours tend to last much longer. The long, unwinding road crosses a variety of landscapes on its way, including wind-swept beaches, lovely farms, majestic waterfalls, islands, hot springs and more.

On a clear day, you may witness unobstructed views to the Myrdalsjokull and Eyjafjallajokull glaciers as well. Short hikes from the main road would also take you to some of the best attractions in the island, such as the beaches of Reynisfjara and Dyrholaey. While on the road, you may also catch sight of some of the best Arctic life found here, such as rare puffins, seals, mountain deer and more.
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Dettifoss Waterfall

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Nestled within the Vatnajökull National Park, Dettifoss is reputed to be the second most powerful waterfall in Europe, just after the Rhine. The waterfall is fed by the glacier river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, which eventually flows out into the Greenland sea. The massive Waterfall is home toa 34 meter long hiking trail that, although scenic, can only be attempted by seasoned trekkers who can navigate its icy ways.
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Myrdalsjokull Glacier Park

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Its name literally translates to the “Mire Valley Glacier”, Myrdalsjokull is an ice cap in Iceland. The ice formation covers the top of the active volcano Katla, that erupts once every 40 to 80 years.

Sitting atop the behemoth ice cap is the Glacier Park of the same name, offering a host of different adventures on ice. A one-stop destination for thrill seekers, the Glacier Park offers hiking tours across the snow-clad ice mountains, through the active volcano, and even across waterfalls. Ice climbing and caving expeditions are also carried out here.
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Spectacular Geysers

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In addition to the glaciers here, the geysers of Iceland are some of the best tourist attractions in Scandinavia. The most impressive member of the Icelandic geyser family is undoubtedly the Mother Geyser, or the Geysir.

The spectacular Geyser can often rise to a height of about 70 meters, with temperatures reaching as high as 125 degree Celsius! Another popular Geyser here is the one at Strokkur, that boils and erupts once every 8 to 10 minutes.

Another spectacular geyser in Iceland is the secret lagoon of Gamla Laugin, where a lax hot spring accompanies the small sprout. The geyser also serves as a fantastic spot for witnessing the Northern lights from. Lastly, the Little Geyser by Strokkur is Iceland’s smallest gem, with an adorable little sprout emitting steam and hot water at regular intervals.
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Everything was going great right from the start of the trip till the end which was beyond our expectations. About the booking platform we booked this trip with Thrillophilia and Yes, this is my first time being experience with them and I took with the longest tour as what they mentioned in the website everything seems very interesting especially the itinerary they clearly mentioned on it about the place and the attractions we are going to covered... the booking was easy, the payment was secure and the agent was a friendly and helpful response to all our questioned and gave a proper answered that with detail information about the trip I am going to take... The moment I land at this place the company representative give me a warm welcome and the best part was that they already arranged everything for me as they promised and everything exceeding our expectations, The place was truly amazing with its culture, architecture, history, and custom... Just in the span of 17 days, I covered Norway, Sweden, and Denmark... I really liked everything on this trip... Most importantly the itinerary was fulfilling that I am impressed and also appreciated the overall services they provided.
The entire package was planned very well!!! Which is the main reason that we are very okay with this Highlights Of Norway In 10-days, the best part also was that the agents were responsive, polite, and understood our requirements very well? We had a local knowledgable guide in the city for one day through the guide we get to know more about the place, From the cruise, we had a breathtaking view from there plus the crew was polite and helpful... We covered the historical highlights of the city, fun walking tour in the center of the city along we did great shopping of souvinirs... The accommodations, transport, and pickups and drops were spot on... I would strongly recommend Thrillophilia as they are very professional in planning the trip plus they were very careful about the traveler too... It was a great experience and the sweet memories to be remembered
We were just returned from an amazing trip to Norway, Thrillophilia was really a good platform to work with, The team was responsive and planned the first-class trip in just a span of 13 days. We stayed in a very beautiful accommodation with delicious breakfast... the picked-up and dropped-off were exactly what they said, Everywhere we went we get greeted by the people and all sightseeing were breathtaking. We do enjoy hiking, kayaking, fishing, excursion, etc... It was a great decision that we choose with this destination plus with this 13-days package which we were completely satisfied with this trip...
I would recommend this trip to all my family and friends as it was a satisfying one, We get everything mentioned on the itinerary... It was a unique and great experience in Norway, On this package, it included hotels with breakfast, picks ups and drops, and activities. The sightseeing spots of the place was superb and we get nice pictures at each... We get to visit the villages and learn about their culture and traditions, we explored the markets and foods, and the best part was the cruise tour the views and the experience was really something we won't forget...
What a lovely experience with Thrillophilia and with the destination we had our trip recently...Everything was perfect from booking, payment, and itinerary creation...The staff who look after our trip was great in communication right from the planning they already informed us all the important things we need to carry with us... From the airport, we were greeted by the professional staff who helps us with the documentation process and check-in at the hotel...The coordinators and the staff listened to everything we wanted and in real-time helps us with everything we needed... we loved all the tours we had on this trip especially the visited the major tourist destinations...The place has panoramic views with amazing sceneries... The accommodations and transport were all fantastic... Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better first trip to Norway... I can't wait to go back and next time would take my family along with me...
Watching these is once in a lifetime I've had, never seen something more beautiful. Thanks for the experience and letting us n opportunity to travel close to the nature.
The agent from this company was polite and friendly who loves to helps us with the trip destinations with details which we are okay with this Norway trip because of the trip duration, itinerary and the price. The place is beautiful with rich UNESCO World Heritage Site, historical attractions, lots of natural sceneries and many more exciting and wonderful sites. And Yes, during the experience we get everything that has been promised. The stays, transport, picked-up and dropped-off everything was fab. Team always there to support us during the trip. I am impressed and can't express how thankful I am...
Thank you Thrillophilia for organizing such a perfect trip for us in Northern Lights in Norway for the span of 14 days and also for making the perfect and beautiful experienced at this place... We really appreciated the team for their work hard if not of the perfect planned I don't think that we'll have a successful trip.... we had a great time at each spot we visited and also had a great picture at each... The place is truly beautiful and truly worth seeing... The arrangements and all were top class with 24/7 services from the expert team...
I enjoyed my trip to Norway completely...To be honest, at first, I was not sure about this trip but somehow the team makes me understand and shared everything about the trip and they already pre-planned the trip which worked well according to it...The itinerary was fulfilling and satisfying...From the start until the end, it went absolutely great without any fail...the place was impressed with its beauty, cleanliness, and kindness of the people, My favorite place I visited was Flam village which we enjoyed many adventurous activities and I was totally in love with the sceneries and views...by the way, all the sightseeing-spots were incredible...The hotel they provided to us was good and the transfers too were set-up for us...All-time services from the expert team...I can't remember all their name who involved helping our trip but all of them were nice and helpful...It was an incredible journey and experience in Norway.
We enjoyed the trip suggested by the agent as well as the itinerary planned by them. Our favorite place that we covered on this trip was the tour to Bergen and Tromso. The UNESCO Heritage Site was impressive and on this trip, we did numerous adventurous activities and as well the place has many scenics beauty which will definitely wow you with amazing pictures. The whole trip was trouble-free. Hotel, transfers, and service were extremely great. Very Wonderful experience though...

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  1. Which is the most beautiful city in Scandinavia?

    Despite strong competition offered by several other cities, Stockholm in Sweden is regarded as the most beautiful city in Scandinavia. Spread across fourteen islands on the Baltic Sea archipelago, the city prides in its network of cobbled alleyways, old town buildings, and ancient monuments.

    A host of popular tourist attractions, including but not limited to the Royal Palace, the Storkyrkan Cathedral and the Nobel Museum, makes Stockholm one of the best places to visit in Scandinavia.
  2. What is the best time to visit Scandinavian countries?

    The best time to visit the Scandinavian countries is during the summer months between May to October. During this time, the weather here remains cool and pleasant, offering a host of sightseeing opportunities. However, tourists with a taste for winter adventures may choose to visit Scandinavia during the winter, when a number of sports can be enjoyed in sub zero temperatures.
  3. What is Scandinavia famous for?

    Scandinavia is famous for having some of the most scenic beaches in all of Northern Europe. Copenhagen, Lofoten, Bornholm and Stolckholm are some of the best beach destinations here. The Nordic countries are also well known for its Viking culture, now immortalized in Museums and through monuments.
  4. Where can I see the northern lights in Scandinavia?

    1. Tromso, Norway: This little town in Norway is one of the best locations to enjoy the stunning northern lights from. A popular tourist hub in Northern Norway, Tromso makes for a resplendent sight in the winter months, when the beauty of the lit-up city is complemented by the dazzling lights in the sky.

    2. Rovaniemi, Finland: Finland’s capital city Rovaniemi is popular as the dwelling spot of Santa Clause. However, the city also offers some of the best views to the Northern Lights. The Lapland cliffs and fells serve as popular Aurora viewpoints here.

    3. North Cape, Norway: On clear nights, the snow-capped cliff of North Cape is said to command some of the best views of the Northern Lights in the country.

    4. Abisko National Park, Sweden: Free from pollution, the skies of Abisko is home to what the scientists call the ‘Blue Hole’, which is a patch of clear sky despite the weather. Offering dazzling views of the Northern Lights, Abisko is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scandinavia.
  5. How long do you need to travel Scandinavia?

    You would need between three weeks to a month to explore the whole of Scandinavia in a leisurely manner. Teeming with stunning attractions and splendid sights, the gorgeous tourist attractions in Scandinavia demands an exhaustive and accommodative tour.
  6. What are the best areas to stay in Scandinavian countries?

    1. Copenhagen, Denmark: With its ornate castles, verdant gardens and brightly coloured townhouses, Copenhagen is one of the most popular places to stay in Denmark. Home to some of the most popular tourist places in Scandinavian countries, the country serves as a capital summer holiday destination.

    2. Stockholm, Sweden: Spreading across 14 islands, the capital city of Stockholm is one of the best areas of dwelling in Scandinavia. Low crime rates, friendly locals and a plethora of attractions make for an accommodative holiday here.

    3. Aarhus, Denmark: Reputed as one of the happiest cities in the world, Aarhus in Denmark is one of the best places to visit in Scandinavia. Beaches, ruins and fjords make Aarhus a popular vacation spot among tourists.

    4. Reine, Norway: With its idyllic fishing villages and jagged granite peaks, Reine is one of the most beautiful tourist places in Scandinavian countries.
  7. What are the romantic places to visit in Scandinavian?

    1. Lundey Island, Iceland: Lovebirds who love birds will have a splendid time visiting Lundey on a romantic tour. Home to a host of rare migrating birds, the stunning islands offer a perfect setting for a quiet vacation for couples.

    2. Ystad, Sweden: Dating back to the 11th century, the cobbled alleyways and brightly coloured houses of Ystad offers a romantic respite from the busy city life.

    3. Lofoten Islands, Norway: Known for its charming fishing villages and pristine beaches, the stunning landscapes in Lofoten promise a happening vacation for you and your loved one. Romantic
    trails, couples’ sports and unobstructed views of the Northern Lights make Lofoten a popular honeymoon destination.

    4. Rovaniemi, Finland: Home to the mythical Santa Clause, falling in love is doubly easy when you’re in a town as beautiful as Rovaniemi. Stunning Lapland cliffs commanding excellent views of the Aurora add to the romantic charm of the place.

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