When you think of Scandinavia what comes into your mind? Being wrapped up warm and cosy on cold winter nights? Cocoa by candlelight? You could be missing a trick. Summer is when Denmark truly comes alive.
With over 400 islands and thousands of miles of dramatic coastline, Denmark is the perfect place to spend your summer.
Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It’s linked to nearby Sweden via the Oresund bridge. Copenhagen, its capital, is home to royal palaces and colourful Nyhavn harbour, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue.
Renaissance castles frame the waterfront, rugged landscapes sit untouched waiting to be discovered and five-mile-long bridges float above dark blue waters offering impressive views of the scenery. Admire minimalist architecture and charming canals in Copenhagen, as we stroll through the medieval streets of Randers and devour locally sourced produce in the alluring town of Nova Scotia perched on the Baltic Sea. A Denmark vacation is sure to impress, topped off with bicycle rides and the summertime beaches and fjords of Zealand.
Great adventures wait for the adventure tourist. Lush valleys, Midnight sun, glittering fjords, that is Norway. Norway is Masterpieces of nature. The glaciers, mountains, and waterfalls are all about raw, sublime power. On the other hand, natural wonders such as the northern lights, the midnight sun, the fjords, and quiet national parks highlight Norway’s serene qualities.
Norway is about contrasts; the cosmopolitan days and primal nights, the stripped-back and the luxurious. You’ll dine at the trendy restaurants of Oslo’s Aker Brygge and fall asleep in the cozy island cabins of faraway Manshausen.
Sweden is one of the most advanced countries in Europe. Cherishing a long history, the country has maintained a good balance between the traditional and the contemporary. The Swedish eye for design is as much apparent in its architecture as in its exports.
Sweden is a stunning showcase of natural beauty. This gorgeous Nordic nation also stands out for its charming cities, Viking ruins and diverse outdoor activities. Referred to by locals as ‘beauty on water’, capital Stockholm’s inner city is made up of 14 islands linked by around 50 bridges on Lake Malaren. Situated on the west coast, friendly Gothenburg offers an equally scenic but more chilled out vibe than the capital. Its charming wooden houses, plethora of museums and green parks all top draws. Malmö is also worth exploring, featuring Scandinavia’s tallest building – the neo-futurist skyscraper of Turning Torso. To soak up the best of Sweden’s wild wonders, head to the Norrland region. Camping in Sweden is a magical experience, and a variety of well-equipped campsites can be found all over the country.