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.

11 Best Hotels in Bath

11 Best Hotels in Bath

One of England’s stunning cities, Bath is nestled just two hours away from the city of London. Bath is named after the Roman-built baths and thermal pools found across the city. The city is brimmed in rich history and culture. It is the only city in the United Kingdom that has been deemed as the…

11 Best Hotels in York

11 Best Hotels in York

Set in North Yorkshire, England, York is an ancient city going back to 71 AD. Today, it draws visitors from near and far, who marvel at its wealth of historic gems. Yet, it’s also a modern city, brimming with high street shops, elegant restaurants and cafes, and trendy bars. Many of the best hotels in…

11 Best Hotel Pools In London

11 Best Hotel Pools In London

Finding the best hotel pools in London need not be a daunting task. You can narrow down your options by considering a few factors. Are you looking to splurge? If so, a luxury London hotel with pool is your best bet. Will you be visiting the Big Smoke on business? You’ll find a good selection…

11 Best Hotel Pools In Birmingham

11 Best Hotel Pools In Birmingham

A renowned city hoarding a plethora of beautiful experiences waiting to unleash. Birmingham in England is a city full of historical sites, family-friendly excursions, and cultural landmarks. Renowned for being the second-largest metropolitan cities in the UK and one of the most beautiful canal cities in the world, Birmingham has something for everyone with plenty…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Leeds

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Leeds

The 21st-century, urban-chic city of Leeds in northern England shines with a distinct and yet un-overwhelming Yorkshire swagger. It boasts of a fabulous drinking-dining scene and revitalized architecture. Leeds is also famous for being one of the friendliest gay cities in England, with LGBTQ people accounting for almost 10 percent of the city’s population. In…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Birmingham

Britain’s second-largest city Birmingham brims with exciting possibilities. The city boasts of beautifully restored Victorian buildings, picturesque canals, glitzy, futuristic real estate, and a fantastic heritage in the form of the Jewelry Quarter. Birmingham is also home to a diverse and vibrant LGBTQ+ population and hosts the UK’s biggest two-day Pride festival. The rising numbers…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Manchester

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Manchester

Manchester has the reputation of being one of the most gay-friendly cities in England. The city is famed for its football culture, but gay travelers know it for Canal Street, the heart of the Gay Village of Manchester. With Manchester being just two hours away from London, the LGBTQ population from the capital often comes…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Brighton

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Brighton

The city of Brighton houses one of England‘s largest gay communities and is often called its ‘gay capital’. Home to UK’s best Pride Festival, the English seaside resort town of Brighton is home to many gay-friendly hotels and gay bars. In fact, gay hotels in Brighton run the gamut from high-end luxury hotels and mid-range…

Top 10 Things To Do In Cambridge

Top 10 Things To Do In Cambridge

The two big ‘intellectual’ names in England are the university cities of Cambridge and Oxford. Like Oxford,  Cambridge is also an old city that dates back to the 13th century. However, what sets this city apart from its historic rival are the green spaces that surround it. In the midst of all this green is…

Top 10 Things To Do In Bath

Top 10 Things To Do In Bath

Bath is one of England’s most beautiful cities. Located near Bristol airport and just over two hours away from London. Bath has a  history that dates back thousands of years. A hugely popular place. The city welcomes visitors in their hundreds of thousands every year. They are drawn to the stories of its famous residents…

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 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 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 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 10 Things To Do In London

Top 10 Things To Do In London

When I was a child my favorite uncle told me so many stories about London, he said: “a bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else”, funny, but true. There is nowhere in the world quite like London. This is not just another capital city, it’s a thriving metropolis with a unique…