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Scandinavia or the Nordic Countries if you want to also include Finland into term, is a European region north of the Baltic Sea.

Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland are together only 24 million people, accounting for a mere 4% of the population of Europe.

The northernmost part of Scandinavia is within the Arctic, where nature is stunning.

All Nordic countries have a law for Freedom to Roam, which means you can camp almost anywhere and collect berries and mushrooms freely.


Other destinations

  • Gotland — the largest island in the Baltic Sea, with the UNESCO heritage main town of Visby and great partying in the summer
  • Jostedalsbreen — the largest glacier on the European mainland
  • Kullaberg — a nature reserve in southern Sweden
  • Mývatn — a lake region near Akureyri in the north of Iceland
  • Nordkapp — this cliff is the northernmost point of continental Europe. Quite overrated but popular destination as an "achievement".
  • Nuuksio National Park — a pint-sized nature reserve just 35 km from Helsinki