With the Stockholm Card in your hand, a traveler can choose from 80 museums and attractions and gets free transportation in the Swedish capital. Nice.
Ride a sightseeing boat or ferry, the subway, an SL bus, or a streetcar. Browse excellent museums with art, aristocrats, world heritage, Vikings, the Nobel Prize, technology, and design. The Stockholm card can be purchased in multiple popular currencies and is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days from the first time you use it. The card is valid once per museum/attraction and is good for an unlimited number of trips on SL transit vehicles. You can find out more here.
March 1 is Beer Day in Iceland. Yes, seriously - Icelanders have a day dedicated to the world's favorite beverage! This popular annual event began in 1989, when after 75 long years, prohibition of beer was lifted.
Nowadays, Reykjavik's bars, restaurants, and clubs are especially wild on Beer Day. Take the opportunity to taste the three local brands of Iceland beer: Egils, Thule, and Viking.
No word yet on plans to make March 2nd National Aspirin Day.
The month of March in Scandinavia is a great month for travel, because it is in the off-season. This means Scandinavia travelers can get a cheaper vacation in March and it's a popular off-season month for smart travelers on a budget! Many summer activities will be opening this or next month, too.
The weather can still be chilly in March, but is steadily improving. The dreary winter days are now over, and there is much more daylight available now. Also a great month for a...more about March in Scandinavia (along with events, weather information and packing tips).
With all the recent talk about legal use of cannabis, travelers are often no longer entirely sure where marijuana is legal abroad.
In Denmark, for example, weed is not legal. When traveling to Denmark, it is in a traveler's best interest to avoid marijuana possession, use or any attempt to bring it into the country. The officers at Danish customs won't be pleased. As a visitor to Denmark, any traveler who brings marijuana into the country will be subject to Danish law regarding illegal drug importation and possession. Learn more about weed in Denmark here.
How about Finland? Marijuana laws in Finland aren't quite as slack as they are in some other countries, but the Finnish government has taken steps in recent years to relax some areas of their cannabis policies. Find out more about weed in Finland here.
Scandinavia's World Heritage sites make for a great attraction and if you're near one during your travels in Scandinavia, make sure to pay them a visit. We've made a useful list where you can easily find all Scandinavian UNESCO sites sorted by country.
UNESCO sites in Scandinavia often offer free admission, and at others the admission is very cheap - great for traveling on a budget!
Traveling through Scandinavia by rail offers an excellent way to explore the vast regions of Norway, Sweden and Denmark in a limited amount of time and a safe environment. When you travel with a EUrail Pass, you can do so on a limited budget for a better value than a rental car!
Find out more about the advantages and disadvantages of this transportation option and read the review. The popular EUrail train tickets are available online with lots of options.
Celebrating Valentine's Day in Scandinavia might be a little different from what you're used to. Valentine was one of the most popular saints in Europe. What is happening nowadays in Scandinavia on February 14? Let's find out about the regional traditions at your destination, in Valentine's Day in Scandinavia!
Iceland, in particular, has very romantic traditions with Valentine's decorations and especially festive meals. Just think, in Iceland's dark winter (= the Polar Nights), you can have both dinner and breakfast by candlelight and also see the Aurora Borealis...wouldn't that be something?
Valentine's Day is a great opportunity to tell the love of your life about your feelings, especially when you're on a romantic trip - whether in Sweden, Denmark, or in Norway. If you're spending Valentine's Day in Scandinavia, surprise her/him and say "I love you" in the local language - it's not as hard as you might think...
'I Love You' in Swedish: Jag älskar dig ("yah els-kahr day")
'I Love You' in Danish: Jeg elsker dig ("ya els-kah di")
'I Love You' in Norwegian: Jeg elsker deg ("yai els-ker dey")
'I Love You' in Finnish: Mina rakastan sinua ("Meenah rah-cas-tan see noo ah")
'I Love You' in Icelandic: ég elska þig ("eh els-kah thay")
That's easy to anwer. Experience a dog sleigh race! Vindelälvsdraget is a unique dog sleigh race, a 400 km long relay during 4 days along the ice of the untouched Vindeln River in the Swedish part of Lapland. It takes place in a few weeks, in March. There is a total of 30 distances of 6-22 km each. The competition starts in the Swedish mountain village Ammarnäs and ends in Vännäsby, Sweden.
This racing event is suitable for everybody. All kinds of skiers and dogs can take part - or just come to watch! The area also offers family snowmobile races, jogging/running races, and a Salmon race.