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.

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 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-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 9 Things To Do In Tromso

Top 10 Things To Do In Tromso

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 10 Things To Do In Oslo

Top 10 Things To Do In Oslo

Oslo is the capital and most populous city if Norway and the oldest of the Scandinavian capitals, its history goes back 1000 years, to the time when the first settlements were built at the inlet of the Oslo fjord. The Norwegians are some of the most hospitable people in the world and a tourist will…

11 Best Hotels in Tromso

11 Best Hotels in Tromso, Norway

For many years, Tromso has become a hugely popular travel destination. It’s a renowned place for viewing the one and only Northern Lights. In the winter, people from all around the world come to ski, snowshoe, and dogsled. Meanwhile, in the summer, some also come to enjoy hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Other things that…

11 Best Hotels in Oslo

11 Best Hotels in Oslo, Norway

Oslo is a capital to be reckoned with. Apart from being the largest in Scandinavia, this Norwegian metropolis is also a great place to explore. There are ample destinations to keep you busy for months, ranging from quirky architecture to fabulous landscapes. There are also some cultural attractions and great food that definitely deserve a…

11 Best Hotels in Bergen

11 Best Hotels in Bergen, Norway

Bergen enjoys a reputation as one of Norway’s prettiest cities. With its majestic mountains, glittering fjords, and colorful wooden buildings, it’s easy to see why! And as a European City of Culture as well as a UNESCO World Heritage City, it offers a wealth of natural, historic, and cultural gems. It draws visitors from all…