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 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Dublin

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Dublin

Heritage and hedonism exist in equal measure in the Irish capital Dublin. Majestic cathedrals and medieval castles are as important as their traditional pub culture. However, that’s not all that Dublin is known for. Ireland’s ground-breaking gender recognition laws have made Dublin one of Europe’s most gay-friendly destinations. There has been a profusion of gay…

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…

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 that have their origins in the Medieval…

Top 10 Things To Do In Dublin

Top 10 Things To Do In Dublin

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It is a vibrant and ever-evolving city, with easy-going charm and cultural heritage. Whether it is sporting events, shopping, architecture buildings or historical landmarks, there is plenty to discover. We have compiled a couple of tips and recommendations with the…