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Nature & Weather in Scandinavia

Here, you can learn about Scandinavia's weather and typical climate, its natural phenomena, unique experiences, and local wildlife before you travel.

The Northern Lights
All about the Northern Lights, forecasting the Northern Lights, and where and when to see them. Information on tours and cruises to see the Northern Lights.

Scandinavian Phenomena
Travelers learn about the three best-known natural phenomena of Scandinavia, located in northern Norway and in other Scandinavian travel destinations.

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
Everything you need to know about the popular Scandinavian phenomenon of Aurora Borealis, also called the Northern Lights - its creation, the best times and locations for viewing, etc.

The Midnight Sun in Scandinavia
Learn about the Midnight Sun, the Scandinavian phenomenon also known as the Polar Days. Look for this event when you travel to your destination in Scandinavia during the summer - longer days might be a nice surprise for travelers...

Whale Watching in Scandinavia
Interesting in whale watching in Scandinavia? Whale watching in Norway and Iceland is a popular activity among many Scandinavia travelers. Find out more here about these adventure safaris and learn when and where you can view the whales...

Beaches in Scandinavia: Where to Find the Best Beaches
Scandinavia may not be popular for beach vacations, but there are beautiful sandy beaches in Scandinavia nonetheless! Te best time for a summer visit to Scandinavian beaches is late June through late August. Here's where you can find the best beaches.

The Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland
The Gullfoss Waterfall is one of Iceland's most popular attractions. Find out all you need to know about the Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland, and when and how you can visit the falls.

Volcanoes in Iceland
The unique geology of Iceland creates a hot spot for volcanoes. Iceland has 22 volcanoes that are considered active. A large recent volcanic eruption in Iceland happened April 14, 2010.

Photograph the Northern Lights
How can you photograph the Northern Lights? To photograph the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), follow these instructions and great practical tips for taking better pictures of the Northern Lights.

Camping in Scandinavia
No matter where you go camping in Scandinavia, the facilities and campsites are first-class in this camping-friendly region...

Polar Night In Norway
In this article, travelers can learn about the Polar Night in Scandinavia, the phenomenon created by nature. Take a look at this helpful travel advice when you travel to your northern Scandinavian destination in Scandinavia during the winter!

The Wildlife in Scandinavia
The wildlife in Scandinavia is varied. Find out more about Scandinavia's wildlife and which animals visitors may see during their trip to this region of the world.

Nudism in Scandinavia
Nudism in Scandinavia is popular and on many beaches in the Scandinavian countries Denmark, Sweden, Norway, nudism is acceptable and common...

The Arctic Circle
What is the Arctic Circle? The Arctic Circle is an invisible ring on our planet, encompassing the Arctic region and the North Pole. Travel to the Arctic Circle takes you past the boundary of an area in which the sun does not set on some days in summer...and does not rise on some days in winter.

Seals in Scandinavia
The seal is at home in Scandinavian locations but you will also find that many seals moved from Scandinavia and made the United Kingdom their home. Unfortunately, both Norway and Sweden allow seal hunting.

The Weather in Copenhagen
What's Copenhagen's weather like? Copenhagen's weather likes to be a bit different. When thinking of Scandinavia, the mind conjures up images of snowy landscapes, slippery slopes, and temperatures that are altogether quite uncomfortable...

The Weather in Oslo
What's the weather in Oslo, Norway like? Keep in mind that the Oslo region, like most of Scandinavia, is warmer than you would expect it to be for its geographical location.

Where to See the Northern Lights in Norway

Where to See the Northern Lights in Iceland

Where to See the Northern Lights in Finland

Where to See the Northern Lights in Lapland

Where to See the Northern Lights in Sweden
You can see the Northern Lights in several places in Sweden. Here, the Northern Lights usually appear in the fall and winter months, but they can be spotted earlier also. Where should you go to see them?

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