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.

Winter In Stockholm

Winter In Stockholm

The Stockholm syndrome is defined as having feelings of affection by a victim toward a captor. After spending New Year’s in Stockholm we can honestly say we suffer from this syndrome for Stockholm truly captivated us. Stockholm is not just Sweden’s capital city but also its cultural, media, political, and economic center. It is built…

When Is The Best Time To Visit Norway

If you ever dreamed of going to Northern Europe, you should include Norway on the list. Norway sits on top of the charts as one of the best places to visit and one of the safest countries in the world. Its strategic location makes the trip worthwhile. Nature is everywhere. You can have a look…

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…

Top 9 Things To Do In Reykjavik

Top 9 Things To Do In Reykjavik

Iceland is a country that 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 10 Things To Do In Manchester

Top 9 Things To Do In Manchester

Manchester is a special city in North West England with a 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, thriving arts, culture scene, world-famous sports and entertainment facilities. Take…

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 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 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. Santa Claus Village 1 The Santa Claus Village is an amusement park in Rovaniemi.…

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 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 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 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 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. Bergen Cathedral 1 Bergen Cathedral has been a place…

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…

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 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…

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-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 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 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 that have their origins in the Medieval…

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 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In York

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In York

There’s no place in Yorkshire, or Northern England for that matter, that feels quite as ‘medieval’ as York. Its age-old streets are brimming with history, attracting hordes of travelers looking for a classic historic English experience. The city is an incredible labyrinth of 13th-century walls, at the heart of which likes the magnificent York Minster,…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Stockholm

‘Beauty on water’ Stockholm is as dynamic and trendy as it is bucolic. The city is famous for this historic, lego-like harbor and glittering Viking treasures. However, Stockholm’s narrow cobblestoned lanes hold more than rich culture; they hold within them open minds. With rainbow flags fluttering throughout the year, Stockholm is quite possibly the most…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Reykjavik

Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is a great place for a Scandinavian gay-cation. Here, LGBT+ people are not just tolerated, there’s plenty of gay friendly hotels in Reykjavik.  They’re welcomed and accepted with open arms. So, it’s no surprise that finding gay hotels in Reykjavik is really easy. Consequently, you can choose from a wide…