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 Malmo

Top 10 Things To Do In Malmo

A coastal city in Sweden, Malmo is connected to Denmark’s Copenhagen by the Oresund Bridge. Although the city was Danish till the 16th century, Malmo exudes a Dutch feel because of the architecture and its crow-stepped gables. In the city’s heart, you will come across Lilla Torg, which is a cobblestone area filled with antique…

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 10 Things To Do In Gothenburg

Top 10 Things To Do In Gothenburg

Stunning natural attractions, beautiful architecture, a vibrant arts and culture scene—these and more draw millions of people to visit Gothenburg every year. Sweden‘s second-largest city (after the capital, Stockholm) offers a wide array of activities and experiences for visitors of all ages. For instance, travelers with young children will find much to see and do…

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…

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…