Finland has some of the most beautiful natural scenery and untouched wilderness of Europe. There are thousands of lakes where you can go canoeing, camping, fishing and enjoying long summer evenings under a canopy of stars. You can enjoy Finlandia vodka, saunas, a thousand lakes, pesäpallo (Finnish baseball), reindeers and quirky ice hotels. Helsinki enjoys design hotels, fabulous art cafes and is also the gateway to cruises to Tallinn and beyond.
In winter Finland transforms into a fairytale landscape of whites and ice. Reindeer sledding is a favourite winter holiday highlight, and an ice cocktail and a sleepover on a reindeer skin in an ‘ice hotel’ is one of those not to miss life experiences. Christmas traditions are celebrated widely in Finland and we have plenty on offer over this period. Be sure to consider skiing as well during winter and spring.
The jewel in the crown when it comes to scenery up north is unquestionably Norway. Find yourself on a cruise through the Norwegian fjords on board one of the Hurtigruten ships, or traversing the mountain plateaus on foot with vistas only limited by the curving of the earth.
Cliffs plummet more than 1000 metres into the fjords with small mountain farms clinging to the mountainside. Frolic through the back streets of Tromsø¸ at 3 am when the sun is still on your face, or don your skis and go as far as you can see on pristine white snow, and then enjoy a hot chocolate in front of the fire at a mountain hut that appeared out of nowhere.
The Norwegian Coastal Voyages from Bergen to Kirkenes and vice verse is a classic voyage taking you all the way from the Hanseatic town of Bergen along the spectacular Norwegian Coast to the town of Kirkenes on the Russian border. Book your Norway tour today.
Sweden is the big brother among the Scandinavian countries. Modern, rich and known as a Social Democratic welfare state, always ranking high on the world’s best places to live. Take a cruise on the Göta Canal stretching from Gothenburg to Stockholm enjoying a sip of ice wine while you scan across a tranquil and lushly green countryside, or travel up north and stay in an ‘ice hotel’.
Denmark is friendly and arguably the most hospitable of the Nordic neighbours. It is simply good to be a traveller in Denmark. Enjoy the exciting and modern cuisine of Denmark at a pop up food van or at the finest of restaurants in Copenhagen. Take a bike ride along the beautiful northern coast to Skagen. Take the kids and visit LEGOLAND staying on site in one of the themed rooms, or take your group of designer friends on a tour of Denmark to savour some of the style and modern design Denmark is known for.