The Scandinavian Peninsula is the largest peninsula in Europe and it extends from above the˙Arctic Circle to the North and Baltic Seas. Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region covering much of Northern Europe.
Today, most define Scandinavia as a region which includes:
Denmark consists of the Jutland peninsula and over 400 islands. It is voted one of the happiest nations on earth with some of the best quality of life. Along winding cobbled streets Danes shop and dine at some of the most exciting places in Europe.
Copenhagen?s restaurants have more Michelin stars than any other Scandinavian city,
Beyond the capital and the bigger cities, Denmark offers a mix of lively towns such as Elsinore, ?rhus and Odense plus rural countryside, medieval churches, Renaissance castles and tidy 18th-century villages.
Norway is, by any standards, one of the most beautiful countries in the World. Its natural beauty and deep fiords attracts people from all over the World. Norwegians themselves have an enduring love for the natural world that is profoundly etched into the national character. Nature is close and spectacular. Enjoy the experience of aurora borealis, the northern light, and the midnight sun in the summer.
The cities of Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger and Troms? are rare beauties of Scandinavia. Take a train ride from Oslo to Bergen and enjoy the great scenery. Walk around Oslo and enjoy the cozy city and its cultural blooming with the new Opera flanking the harbor area.
Sweden offers numerous lakes and is the largest of the Scandinavian countries - both in land size and population.
Volvo, Saab, Ikea, H&M, Absolut Vodka and Abba all originated here. Swedish citizens are independently minded and highly regard their people-oriented social programs, especially in women's rights.
While tradition reigns in places like Dalarna in the Swedish heartland and the Sami territory up North, much of Sweden today buzzes with a more contemporary energy. Urban centers like Stockholm, G”teborg (otherwise known as Gothenburg) and Malm” consistently churn out cultural artifacts for an international audience.
Iceland is rated among the 20 best destinations by Traveler Magazine. Iceland is literally a country in the making, a vast volcanic laboratory where mighty forces shape the land and shrink you to an awestruck speck. The country?s natural features eruptions of lava; gushing geysers such as Geysir in The Golden Circle, hot springs; tearing fissures and slow, grinding glaciers are so cinematic that at times they seem unreal. Bathe in turquoise pools, stand behind a toppling cascade or walk across a glaring-white icecap to experience the full weirdness of Icelandic nature.
Although socially and economically it is in the vanguard of nations, parts of the country remain gloriously remote; with the trendsetting modern capital of Helsinki counterbalanced by vast forested wildernesses in the North and East.
Finnish towns, too, have much to offer. Whether cosy wooden churches, avant-garde design, quirky museums or passionate Finnish rock music are your thing, you'll find them in abundance, as well as caf?s warm with the smell of baking cinnamon, and boisterous nightlife particularly in chic, cultural Helsinki.
Winter, too, has a special charm here, with all types of skiing.
Charter a team of husky dogs or a snowmobile and head out on a trek across the snowy wastes, lit by a beautiful, pale, winter sun?