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Top 7 Reasons to Visit Scandinavia


Here is a useful list for travelers asking why they should visit Scandinavia. As a travel destination, Scandinavia offers beautiful wilderness with glaciers in the north, forests and lakes in the south. The cities are interesting, clean and attractive, and serve as a great destination for every kind of traveler!

1. Unsurpassed Natural Phenomena

Aurora Borealis

Scandinavia is known for amazing phenomena created by Mother Nature. In this part of the world, travelers can choose to experience three (!) natural phenomena:

2. Interesting City Destinations

Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway
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Scandinavia's capitals offer history, metropolitan atmosphere, combined with tradition and an open-minded welcome to all visitors. The capitals below are wonderful travel destinations for every visitor in the mood for interesting Scandinavian city life:Also see: Driving distances between cities.

3. Countless Outdoor Events

Outdoor festival/event in Copenhagen, Denmark
© Harriet P. 2007

Scandinavians love to celebrate outdoors, especially in the warm summer months. Not a weekend goes by that does not offer an event in Scandinavia. Take a look at Scandinavia's monthly calendar to find out what's happening during the time you will be there! Another useful resource is the list of annual holidays and festivals to find out if celebrations might have an impact on your travel plans.

4. It's Cheaper Than Many Think

Swedish Krona (Crown) - Scandinavian currency
(c) TAM

Europe tends to have the reputation of being expensive...but that can be changed easily nowadays. Saving money on your next vacation in Scandinavia with these tips WILL save money on your next trip: Top 10 Tips to Save Money in Scandinavia. You might just be able to stay a few days longer for your money. There are also numerous free things to do in each city!

5. Great Attractions for All Travelers

Blue Lagoon in Iceland (2)
Blue Lagoon Ltd

Scandinavia has something for every taste - whether you are interested in museums, castles, shopping, amusement parks, nightlife, etc. Take a look at these categories:

6. Scandinavians Speak English

Speaking the Scandinavian Languages
© TAM 10/2007
Yes, basically everyone in Scandinavia speaks English! All Scandinavian children learn English in school. However, everyone appreciates if you try to utter a few words in one of the Scandinavian Languages, which you can do easily:

7. Short Distances, Good Transportation

Frontier Airlines
Take a look at the Scandinavia Maps and the driving distances in Scandinavia to see how close some destinations can be. Several modes of transportation are available to travelers:

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