Freelance writers have the freedom to go anywhere in the world. The beauty of this occupation is that you aren’t tied down to one place. You can go anywhere you like, do your job, and enjoy your freedom. Traveling can be very beneficial for freelance writers since working from home can be monotonous. That’s why you need to get yourself out there and choose a beautiful place for your work environment. Read more about the top Scandinavian destinations for freelance writers.
If you are looking for your next destination, Scandinavia can be the perfect pick. Whether you prefer big cities or natural landscapes it offers it all. Let’s take a look at some of the best destinations for freelance writers in Scandinavia.
If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and listen to the sound of waves, you can find that in Lysekil. This little picturesque fishing town is like a destination from your dreams.
It has a rich history since it dates back to the 16th century. In your free time, walk around the charming neighborhood in the old town and admire the beautiful architecture.
The sea has a relaxing effect on almost everyone so take your laptop, sit by the coast, and let your imagination run wild.
Seclude yourself on Gotland island and find your peace in Visby. Visby is actually the only city on this island. It can serve as a starting point from where you can explore the island.
Some of you may be worried about Sweden’s reputation that it is gloomy and lack the sunlight. In that case, head to Visby. Gotland has the most sunlight during the year in all Sweden so it is perfect for sun-seekers.
“I was surprised by how much this island has to offer. Whenever I wasn’t busy with writing I was roaming around the island. Believe it or not but there are around 100 medieval churches and numerous prehistoric sites. How cool is that?” shared Estelle Liotard, a writer at TrustMyPaper.
We simply can’t talk about Sweden and not mention Stockholm. Stockholm is one of the most developed cities and the largest city in Scandinavia. The city is known for its technological advances, sustainability, and rich cultural heritage.
Many cafes are adapted to the needs of freelancers. Here are the most popular choices among the local freelancers:
Stockholm can offer you all the amenities of the typical capital but it also has natural landscapes, clean air, running and bike trails and so much more. One is certain, you will never be bored in this city. Whether you like activities that keep your body moving, drinking coffee, eating good food or visiting museums, Stockholm has it all.
While we’re talking about the big cities, Copenhagen must be mentioned. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and it sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager.
Melanie Sovann, a writer at GrabMyEssay explained why Copenhagen is her favorite travel destination, “Copenhagen has to offer some great coworking spaces. Even if you travel alone, you can be surrounded by people who are in the freelancer community. I actually met some great friends there.”
Check out these coworking spots if you do end up in Copenhagen:
Besides finding your workplace, you must find a way to make the most of your free time. What you must visit when in Copenhagen are Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid landmark. Nyhavn harbor, Den Blå Planet National Aquarium, King’s Garden, and City Hall Square.
This ancient Danish city is a cultural and industrial center. Maybe you’ve heard about Aalborg Carnival, the largest festival in Scandinavia that takes place in Aalborg.
Maybe your inspiration for writing is powered by art and music. If that’s the case then you’ll love Aalborg. It is known for opera, theatre, and symphony.
Absorb the incredible sight of half-timbered mansions. It will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time. You can come across some impressive old buildings such as:
Aalborghus Castle, a former royal residence from the 16th century
Budolfi Church (built on the ruins of an old Viking church) from the 14th century
Jens Bang’s 17th century Dutch Renaissance home
Mayor Jørgen Olufsen’s half-timbered and sandstone house from the 17th century
The historic sites can easily motivate you to take your writing skills to the next level and maybe even try to write a book. If you need some help with the writing process you can turn to writing services such as Studicus, WowGrade, SupremeDissertations, and BestEssayEducation. You can even turn the pictures you have taken into a book cover. Editing and design tools like Canva and PickMonkey can help you with that.
You can’t help but fall in love with this colorful city. Replace your routine-based life with an adventurous city like Bergen.
When you hear that it has around 280,000 inhabitants you may think that it is too small. However, its great position with water on one side and mountains on the other explains why so many people are attracted to this place.
Bergen is the best pick for all of you who are aiming for a town-like destination. Just enjoy the simple life and completely surrender to your writing business.
Dorian Martin, a senior writer at IsAccurate business translation service shared how he got mesmerized with Bergen, “When I decided to use the advantage of freelancing and live a few months abroad, I chose Bergen on a whim. It turned out to be the perfect place. Whenever I can, I go back to this city, just me and my laptop.”
Top Scandinavian Destinations for Freelance Writers – Some Final Thoughts
Changing your place of work that is your home for a new location can be a motivating journey. As you can tell, Scandinavia has so much to offer and you won’t be disappointed by any of these places.
Even writers who feel like they are in a rut and need to get their creative juices flowing can make that happen by visiting a new destination. These incredible cities and sights that surround them can bring out the best in anyone.
Top Scandinavian Destinations for Freelance Writers, written for Daily Scandinavian by Helene Cue. Helene is a passionate writer and editor who explores a broad spectrum of topics that revolve around marketing and tech. She currently works as an in-house writer and a content marketing specialist. Her pieces are always captivating and informative.
Feature image (on top): Stockholm. Photo: LinkedIn