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Summer, when the sun hardly sets over Scandinavia, is the best time to visit this northern land. After months of darkness, Scandinavia come out of hibernation to celebrate the golden months of June, July and August with parties that would go on until dawn – except dawn never comes.
Scandinavia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, has both cosmopolitan cities and the most enormous wilderness area in Europe. Lapland, which crosses Norway, Sweden and Finland, is a stunning region with glittering glaciers and bright blue skies. Lapps herd their reindeer across the tubndra as they have for centuries. The region’s parks offer well-marked trails and huts, where hikers can sleep in comfort.
Denmark is a surprising little nation. It has a wild past – and apparently a wild present. There’s always lots of happenings in this charming country, which you can learn more about in Daily Scandinavian.
The southernmost of the Scandinavian countries has a romantic landscape crisscrossed by waterways and dotted with thatched-roof houses. It is easy to imagine the trolls, werewolves and sorcerers of Danish legend; Hans Christian Andersen was inspired by these legends to write his famous fairy tales.
Denmark is the only country attached to mainland Europe. North of Germany and south of Sweden and Norway, Denmark is made up of the Jutland Peninsula, which shares a border with Germany and two major islands, Zealand and Funen. Altogether, the Danish islands number 480. Most are uninhabited.
Henrik Ibsen and Edvard Munch’s creative outpourings make one wonder about the dark side of the land of Vikings and fish. But don’t be frightened! Discover Norway’s many charms with a trip to Daily Scandinavian – or even better, to the country itself.
Norway, with the second-lowest population density in Europe, is the most rugged Scandinavian country. It has deep-gouged, sharp mountains rising from the jagged coastlines and frigid glaciers glittering beneath the midnight sun. Grass-thatched houses occupy little patches of land on nsteep hillsides. This is a country that challenges the sportsman, with superb skiing, hiking, sailing, orienteering, hunting and mountain climbing.
Does the idea of herring – creamed, smoked, or pickled – make you go weak in the knees? Are the names Norrköping and Valdemarsvik music to your ears? Want to spend a vacation running with the reindeer? If so, Sweden is the place for you. However, Daily Scandinavian shows that it’s also a great place for people seeking stunning scenery, clean cities, cultural festivals and, incidentally, blondes.
Progressive, wealthy Sweden, the fourth largest nation in Europe, is sparsely inhabited. The California-sized country is made up of wheat plains, pine forests, thatched and timbered villages, cosmopolitan cities, historic islands, mountains, waterfalls, 95,000 lakes, and miles of rugged coastline. Best of all, its capital Stockholm, is the least-traveled and least-crowded of all European capitals.
Denmark: Nyhavn, Copenhagen (visitdenmark.dk)
Norway: Atlantic road, photo: Baard Loeken
Sweden: The Øresunds Bridge, photo Silvia Man/Imigebank.sweden.se