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Scandinavian Natural Wonders: Best Places to Visit in Scandinavia

by Kristen Gilbert

September 14, 2016

2 minute read

The magic and beauty of Scandinavia will take your breath away! Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden are all home to some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in the world. Each country has its own unique way of delivering that ‘wow’ factor you’re looking for.

Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

Reykjanes Peninsula is known for its lava fields, rugged landscapes and hot springs. It’s also home of the famous Blue Lagoon, named one of National Geographic’s 25 wonders of the world in 2012. It’s a wonderfully warm, mineral rich geothermal pool of sea water sitting right in the middle of a huge 800- year-old lava field. We highly encourage you to take a soak in this very special place.

The Northern Lights in Finland

The Aurora Borealis, also known as The Northern Lights, is nature’s most incredible light show. The burst of colorful flickering lights in the night sky is viewable on about 200 nights a year, and it can be seen from a wide range of places from igloos to luxury suites or even boat cruises. It’s truly a dazzling sight to behold.

Sweden’s Stockholm Archipelago 

A few minutes away from Stockholm, this cluster of 30,000 islands, islets and rocks blends with rocky cliffs, wooded islands and sandy beaches to create a truly beautiful and diverse landscape. Some islands are uninhabited, while others are home to active communities both new and ancient. Visitors enjoy sight-seeing, shopping, and fresh, local cuisine lovingly prepared in charming cafes.

The Majestic Fjord Region in Norway

Visit the fjord region of Western Norway to see narrow fjords cut into tall mountains. Waterfalls cascade magnificently down mountainsides and the glaciers stand firm, never melting. See the seals, eagles and whales who make their homes here and enjoy incredible food made from local produce.

Norway’s Waterfalls

Norway is home to many magnificent waterfalls, but the “Seven Sisters” are among the most photographed and admired in Geirangerfjorden. They are more visible during May through July when the snow melts and are best seen by taking a boat trip. The legend is that the “Seven Sisters” were all single and the waterfall on the other side of the fjord is “The Suitor” whose attempts to court the sisters failed.

No matter where you choose to travel, the scenery will not disappoint. Nobody puts on a show quite like mother nature!

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