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The Capitals of Scandinavia

Scandianvia's Capitals Are Always Worth a Visit.

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What are the Scandinavian capitals? Well, here's the list. The Scandinavian capitals are wonderful travel destinations for everyone in the mood for interesting Scandinavian city life.
The capitals of the Scandinavian countries are:

Stockholm, Sweden:
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and also its largest city. The population of this city is over 776,000 (the entire Stockholm region has a population close to 2 million) and it is located at an elevation of only 200 feet (61 meters)!

Stockholm is Sweden's economic, transportation, administrative, and cultural center with lots to offer for travelers. In Depth:

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Oslo, Norway
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Norway's capital is Oslo. The city center of Oslo is situated at the end of the Oslofjord from where the city sprawls out both to the north and to the south on both sides of the fjord which gives the city area a slight U shape.

The Greater Oslo region covers a population of approximately 1.3 million. Although the city's population is small compared to most European capitals, it occupies a large land area covered by forests, hills and lakes. In Depth:

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen is Denmark's capital and with 1.7 million residents by far the largest city in this Scandinavian country. Copenhagen is a modern city but still shows rich history. The long harbor faces Øresund, the 10 mi (16 km) wide waterway which separates Denmark from Sweden.

Copenhagen started out as a fishing village in the 12th century, and is today a very open-minded city for all kinds of visitors. This capital also is one of the world's best in terms of design and architecture. In Depth:

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Iceland's capital Reykjavik is the northern-most capital in the world, close to the Arctic Circle. The Greater Reykjavik Area has almost 200,000 residents.

Due to the city's northern location, sunlight is sparse in the winter (see Polar Nights) but abundant in summer (see Midnight Sun), giving travelers many more hours of daylight to explore Iceland and its biggest city. Geothermal energy is used in Reykjavik and this is so inexpensive that in the wintertime, some sidewalks in Reykjavik are heated! In Depth:

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Helsinki, Finland:
Helsinki is Finland's capital and boasts a population of 555,000. The entire metropolitan region with co-towns has more than a million inhabitants.

Helsinki is found in the south of Finland, by the Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland). In Depth:


Overview: Scandinavia's Capitals

Sweden Stockholm Pop: 2 million
Norway Oslo Pop: 1.3 mil
Denmark Copenhagen Pop: 1.7 mil
Iceland Reykjavik Pop: 200,000
Finland Helsinki Pop: 555,000
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