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 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…

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 10 Things To Do In Turku

Top 10 Things To Do In Turku

It was once the capital of Finland. Turku is Finland’s oldest city. Just under two hours away by car from Helsinki. Turku is well worth a visit to explore this Finnish city. Known for its famous buildings such as the Turku Cathedral and Turku Castle. A visit to this city is a chance to learn…

11 Best Hotels in Helsinki

11 Best Hotels in Helsinki

There are many things that can make you fall in love with Helsinki. The capital city of Finland is full of immersive nature, incredible cuisine, and a long fascinating history to learn from. Located in the midst of the land of a thousand islands, this vibrant city is also often nicknamed the ‘Daughter of Baltic’.…

11 Best Hotels in Lapland

11 Best Hotels in Lapland, Finland

Have you ever looked at some pictures of remote and breathtaking landscapes on your laptop and asked yourself, where they were taken? Well, you might be surprised to find that most of them can be seen in Lapland! Dubbed as Finland’s best-kept secret, the region is the home of the Midnight Sun in summer and…

11 Best Igloo Hotels in Lapland

11 Best Igloo Hotels in Lapland

Get a magical winter vacation as you’ve never imagined before. Stay in an igloo hotel, cuddle with your loved one or family under a warm blanket, while admiring the beauty of the Aurora Borealis in northern Europe. If this is the kind of traveling you’ve been dreaming of, then come to Lapland. The remote region…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Helsinki

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Helsinki

Quirky, eccentric, and stylish, Helsinki, the capital of Finland is a diamond in the rough. Its tranquil bylanes and grand thoroughfares brim with avant-garde architecture and New-Nordic drinking and dining venues. What’s more, sitting right outside the city are some of the most sublime natural environments in the world. Undoubtedly, the city has plenty going…