Scandinavia. Why be enthralled by just one fascinating European kingdom when there’s a trifecta of ‘shoulder to shoulder’ neighboring nations nestled tightly together calling you to the Scandinavian Peninsula. Extending just north of the Arctic Circle and bordering the North and Baltic Seas these three noble Nordic principalities comprise of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Imagine the sheer delight of savoring authentic Danish pastries in the kingdom where they were born! Denmark is beyond proud to serve you with its signature delicacy alongside its many other tantalizing Scandinavian flavors. This crown country sits at the southernmost point of this trinity and is situated directly above Germany. Historic magnificence weaves sublimely through a contemporary high standard lifestyle all surrounded by awe inspiring landforms and seascapes including the Jutland Peninsula overlooking more than 400 named islands, Zealand, Funen, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm are notable amongst this myriad.
If you’re ‘pining for the fjords’ then pine no more because Norway, the second of our Scandinavian triad kingdoms is teeming with these rugged naturally formed wonders! Created by ancient glacial erosion these long narrow inlets surrounded by steep cliffs and mountains are a classic feature landmark of the Norwegian terrain.
Oslo, Norway’s capital city is notable for its lush natural green surroundings pierced by countless museums including the renowned Edvard Munch Museum and the Norsk Folkemuseum along with collections of open-air historic structures beside a host of preserved 10th century Viking longships displayed at Norway’s Vikingskipshuset. Norway is also highly regarded for superb fishing & angling, hiking, skiing, and most notably as host of the 1994 Winter Olympics at Lillehammer.
If you love ABBA songs, delicious meatballs, Volvo automobiles and IKEA furniture fashion then you’ll feel right at home in Scandinavia’s third and most largely populated Nordic kingdom, Sweden. This Baltic Sea bordered nation is infamous for its literary heroine Pippi Longstocking, indigenous home of the moose, and a forward thinking pinnacle of innovation and development. Like its neighbors Denmark & Norway, Sweden encapsulates thousands of coastal islands, inland lakes & fjords, lush forests and soaring mountains.
Stockholm is Sweden’s vibrant & bustling capital city and is home to Royal Palaces, vast parklands and historic museums principally the open-air Skansen. And like Stockholm, other principal Swedish cities including Gothenburg and Malmo are also coastal icons. Sweden’s historic old town of Gamla Stan set on islands joined by bridges and ferries dates back to the 13th century!