Like most of Europe, there is no clear demarcation of the countries that fit into Northern Europe and many variations exist. However, the United Nations geoscheme places 10 countries in Northern Europe, from the five Scandinavian countries to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Iceland, along with 7 dependent areas like the Isle of Man, Faroe Islands, and Jersey.
Northern Europe with its wide expanse of wilderness, forests, lakes, and volcanoes, enshrined by the mystical northern lights epitomizes all that the great outdoors should be. Some of Europe’s best hiking trails are located in this scenic expanse of land which also has some breathtakingly beautiful coastline. Winter transforms the verdant green into thick carpets of snow, giving rise to some of the best skiing sites in the world. Most countries in this part of Europe have developed economies and their cities are shining examples of the high standards of living. Some of the cleanest cities in the world such as Copenhagen and Stockholm are located in Northern Europe where green sustainable living is a way of life. Despite the long depressing winters, Northern Europe also has some of the happiest cities in the world, with Reykjavik, Helsinki, and Bergen featuring in this list.

Top-12-Things-To-Do-In-Stavanger

Top 12 Things To Do In Stavanger

A small, old-fashioned, charismatic and gorgeous city located in the western coastal area of Norway, Stavanger has a lot to offer to its visitors. As one of the priciest locations in Norway, Stavanger exudes wealth and charm. Although the outskirts of the city are quite modern, the old center has retained its old-world charm with…

Top 12 Things To Do In Stockholm

Top 12 Things To Do In Stockholm

Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, stretches along fourteen islands where Lake Malaren flows into the Baltic Sea, creating one of the most picturesque scenes; rightfully earning the city the sobriquet ‘Venice of the North.’ The beautiful landscapes and outstanding landmarks that form the city are a revelation of its rich cultural heritage. Gamla Stan, the city’s…

Top 12 Things To Do In Galway

Top 12 Things To Do In Galway

The medieval city of Galway (Gailimh) lies along the banks of the River Corrib in Western Ireland. The historic city is set to be the European Capital of Culture in 2020 along with Rijeka in Croatia. Galway was once ruled by fourteen merchant families referred to as the tribes of Galway, hence the city has…

Top 12 Things To Do In York

Top 12 Things To Do In York

York, a city located in North Yorkshire, England is famous for its historical landmarks and variety of cultural and sporting activities. Founded as Eboracum by the Romans in 71 AD, some of its Roman heritage is evident in parts of the medieval wall which is still quite intact. With the conquest by the Danes in…

The 10 Most Beautiful Places In Ireland

The 10 Most Beautiful Places In Ireland

Ireland, oh beautiful Ireland! This spellbinding island is separated from Great Britain by the Irish Sea, and is home to such an unending array of natural wonders to share with the world. It is also one of the 10 largest islands in the world. The Irish countryside is adorned with some of the world’s most…

Top 12 Things To Do In Cork

Top 12 Things To Do In Cork

Cork, the third largest city of Ireland is located in the south-west part of the country. The city was initially a monastic settlement which was founded by Saint Finbarr in the 6th century. Cork has a rich history which is evident in the number of castles and old buildings which have their origins in the…

Top 8 Things To Do In Lapland

Top 8 Things To Do In Lapland

Lapland, the largest and northernmost region of Finland, is truly a wonderful and magical place. Its unique nature, diverse activities and fascinating attractions offer unique holiday experiences throughout the year. Here is our list of the Top 8 Things To Do In Lapland. 1 Santa Claus Village – The Santa Claus Village is an amusement park in Rovaniemi.…

Top 6 Things To Do In Faroe Islands

Top 6 Things To Do In Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands may be a tiny spot on your map, however, it has a well-earned spot in Nordic history and geography books. It is also known worldwide due to its interesting and beautiful fauna, especially migratory birds and endemic species that choose the Faroe Islands to rest and/or nest. Sharp green hills, colorful cottages,…

Top 9 Things To Do In Liverpool

Top 9 Things To Do In Liverpool

Liverpool is the 7th largest city in Britain and was once one of the world’s largest ports. Besides the obvious fact that The Beatles come from there, Liverpool is well known for its industrial heritage, having built the first dock and inter-city passenger railway line. Nowadays, the city’s waterfront is a designated World Heritage Site and…

Top 8 Things To Do In Aarhus

Top 8 Things To Do In Aarhus

Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city (after Copenhagen), is an important cultural center with exceptional art facilities and museums. More than 40,000 students in the city make of Aarhus a young and dynamic place and despite its size, it manages to offer visitors the perfect mix of a small town charm and a cosmopolitan city. Aarhus has a…

Top 11 Things To Do In Oxford

Top 11 Things To Do In Oxford

Home to the oldest University in Britain and the second oldest surviving university in the World (after the University of Bologna), the city of Oxford is an architectural marvel, and its many amazing buildings are the reasons why it is so famous. See the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Great Hall at Christ Church, view the city…

Top 7 Things To Do In Bergen

Top 7 Things To Do In Bergen

Bergen is known as the “Gateway to the Fjords” as the city is surrounded by this world famous attraction. But in between sailing Bergen’s fjords you will discover a charming city, full of history and tradition. Get started with our Top 7 Things To Do In Bergen. 1 Bergen Cathedral – Bergen Cathedral has been a place of worship…

Top 10 Things To Do In Belfast

Top 10 Things To Do In Belfast

Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital, is a beautiful port city. It is packed with history, culture, exciting events, great food and experiencing a huge resurgence in interest as a tourist destination recently. Take a look at our Top 10 Things To Do In Belfast. 1 City Hall – Since 1906, Belfast City Hall is a stunning masterpiece of…

Top 9 Things To Do In Reykjavik

Top 9 Things To Do In Reykjavik

Iceland is a country which you definitely need to visit. Specially Reykjavík, the northernmost capital city in the world. It may be one of Europe’s smallest and most remote capitals, but it is a cosmopolitan city that offers a wealth of cultural, gastronomical and visual experiences and a throng of unforgettable activities. Enjoy our list of…

Top 6 Things To Do In Isle Of Man

Top 6 Things To Do In Isle Of Man

Many people might have heard of it, but are not sure where it is exactly. The Isle of Man, a small island between Ireland and Great Britain, is a beautiful and under-visited destination. The island is a self governing British Crown dependency, and contrary to popular belief, is not a part of the United Kingdom. It has its own stamps,…

Top 8 Things To Do In Cardiff

Top 8 Things To Do In Cardiff

The modern and cosmopolitan capital of Wales, Cardiff, is Europe’s youngest capital city and is fast becoming one of the most fashionable cities in the United Kingdom. Cardiff is a city of attractions, sport, culture and entertainment; From castles, museums, galleries and theatre, boating lakes, parks and adventure playgrounds to live concerts and festivals. We’ll make it easy…

Top 8 Things To Do In Vilnius

Top 8 Things To Do In Vilnius

Central Europe is one of the most fascinating yet underrated regions, and Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital and largest city, is a good example. With its twisting alleys of Baroque and Gothic architecture, Renaissance-style castles, long history, rich culture, delicious food and friendly locals; Vilnius is a major stop along the Baltic route, and an adorable little city. We invite you…

Top 8 Things To Do In Glasgow

Top 8 Things To Do In Glasgow

Glasgow (means ‘dear green place’) is Scotland’s largest city and is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. We walked into shops, hotels, restaurants, galleries – every Glaswegian we encountered was extremely friendly, so we are not surprised that Glasgow recently voted the ‘friendliest city in the world’. Glasgow is one of…

Top 10 Things To Do In Manchester

Top 9 Things To Do In Manchester

Manchester is a special city in North West England with rich history and culture. This once largest industrial metropolis has transformed itself into England’s edgy northern capital – it’s the home of some of Britain’s biggest music legends, iconic landmarks, a multitude of shopping, a thriving arts, culture scene, world-famous sports and entertainment facilities. Take a look at the Top…

Top 9 Things To Do In Tromso

Top 10 Things To Do In Tromsø

They say Tromso is the entrance to the North Pole but honestly once we spent a couple of hours there we did not want to go further. It may seem like a small village at first but Tromso has developed into a modern city with a diverse, warm and vibrant population from all over Norway, as…

Top Things To Do In Edinburgh

Top 7 Things To Do In Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s most beautiful cities, known for the Edinburgh Castle, National Gallery, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Zoo and National Museum of Scotland but this incredible metropolis is more than that. It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for conventions. In the past 2 years Edinburgh hosted more than 151…

Top Things To Do In Riga

Top 10 Things To Do In Riga

Despite its large Russian population due to its Soviet history, Riga, the capital of Latvia, has a character of its own. Rigans are so proud of their own heritage and language that they even hold contests to celebrate its proper use. This UNESCO world heritage is a true Baltic beauty not just because of its great examples of Art Nouveau…

Top Things To Do In Tallinn

Top 9 Things To Do In Tallinn

The Baltic is home to many beautiful cities, Tallinn is one of them. This city may be a small city with only 400,000 residents but it is a source of so much energy and such a vibrant life that we had to come and see it ourselves. Walking through Tallinn makes you think of fairy tales,…

Top 10 Things To Do In Helsinki

Top 10 Things To Do In Helsinki

Located between Tallinn, Stockholm and St. Petersburg, on the north coast of the Gulf of Finland. Helsinki, the largest city and the capital of Finland, is the country’s hub for business, research, education, culture, and government. It is a vibrant seaside city with green parks and open spaces, historical buildings with fine architecture and more than 300 beautiful islands…