Monday April 14, 2014
Shopping fans can shop-til-they-drop at Scandinavia's many shopping centers in each big city - the large pedestrian downtown areas are definitely worth visiting on your trip to one of the Scandinavian capitals (even shopping-haters should consider a quick visit). But if you've never been in a particular city, it's hard to know where to find the best shops and malls. Here are tips to lead you to the best shopping locations in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, and Helsinki.
Thursday April 10, 2014
Sweden is one of the safest countries, to the point that travelers don't have to consider any safety issues in Sweden at all as long as they're using basic safety tips and common sense. Crime rates in Sweden are much lower than in most other European countries and there are no health risks for Sweden travelers.
However, when it comes to Swedish cities, there are a few safety tips you should know - especially the area in Stockholm you ought to avoid at night. Read more about safety in Sweden...
Monday April 7, 2014
The Danish island of Bornholm is still somewhat of a travel secret among non-Scandinavians. It's a popular summer destination for Danes and Swedes, especially because of the long beaches, unique sights, and beautiful bicycle paths everywhere (just check the weather in Denmark before you go).
From Denmark (or southern Sweden), you can hop over to the island of Bornholm via ferry, or a 35-minute flight from Copenhagen. You don't need a car on Bornholm - buses, bicycles, and Danish taxis are everywhere. Learn more about this destination in the Bornholm Travel Guide.
Thursday April 3, 2014
The spring months in Scandinavia are great for travelers. Milder weather, longer days, and low off-season flight and hotel prices are the most popular reasons to visit Scandinavian countries during springtime. In addition, this is the time of year in which there are countless annual events and traditional celebrations. Take a look at Easter in Scandinavia or Carnival time in Scandinavia.
While viewing the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) now becomes harder due to more daylight, another one of Scandinavia's natural phenomena is approaching: the Midnight Sun. Interesting travel tips for spring travelers may include these: