Northern Lights and Arctic Delights

This region in Northern Europe has a magnetic draw for travellers - it’s a place that will remain in your memory long after you leave. Dark winter nights are lit up by the dancing aurora borealis, and if you visit in December you’ll experience the cosiness (or hygge) associated with warm fireplaces, real pine Christmas trees, candles burning in the windowsills and festive markets. Visit Santa’s workshop in Lapland, learn about the culture and heritage of the indigenous Sami, go for a sled ride and get up close to reindeer. 

Summer is undoubtedly a more popular time of year to visit, where locals take advantage of the good weather to enjoy outdoor dining, hiking and music festivals. Sample some traditional food, go for a fika (coffee break) and enjoy the nice weather to explore the beautiful islands, forests and fjords. 

Our expert travel consultants can help you plan the perfect trip to Scandinavia - just get in touch to arrange an appointment. 

Things you should know about Scandinavia

The humble paperclip is a Norwegian invention. Inventor Johan Vaaler created it in 1899.

The inhabitants of Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden are among the world’s largest consumers of coffee. 

The Danish flag, the Dannebrog, is the oldest flag in the world. 

Tips and advice from our travel advisors

When in Bergen, Norway, take a scenic fjord cruise on the hardangerfjord to Rosendal and have lunch at Barony Rosendal. Rooms and halls of the manor have been shaped by various owners over 250 years and is still preserved as a home - as the previous owners left it in 1927. The 60 acre garden has an abundance of roses, herbs, flowers, vegetables, fruits and berries and is quite spectacular. Definitely a gorgeous day out!
Tracey Burfield-Mills
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