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 8 Things To Do In Glasgow

Top 8 Things To Do In Glasgow

Glasgow (means ‘dear green place’) is Scotland’s largest city and is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. We walked into shops, hotels, restaurants, galleries – every Glaswegian we encountered was extremely friendly, so we are not surprised that Glasgow recently voted the ‘friendliest city in the world’. Glasgow is one of…

Top Things To Do In Edinburgh

Top 7 Things To Do In Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s most beautiful cities, known for the Edinburgh Castle, National Gallery, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Zoo and National Museum of Scotland but this incredible metropolis is more than that. It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for conventions. In the past 2 years Edinburgh hosted more than 151…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Edinburgh

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In Edinburgh

Edinburgh, nicknamed ‘Athens of the North’ is not just Scotland’s capital but also its cultural nucleus. Cobblestoned streets and medieval castles sit amidst a lush woodland landscape overlooking the Firth of Forth. The gorgeous city brims with nooks that entice you to explore just a bit further. Edinburgh also boasts a playful, down-to-earth vibe, which…

11 Best Hotels in Glasgow

11 Best Hotels in Glasgow, Scotland

Once known as an industrial city, Glasgow has now evolved into the cultural center of Scotland. The city on the Clyde River is a vibrant and welcoming place. It explodes with characters, personalities, and ‘unparalleled experiences. Furthermore, its Gaelic name means a lovely green place and sounds so appropriate. Scotland’s largest metropolis has no less…

11 Best Hotels in Edinburgh

11 Best Hotels in Edinburgh

Edinburgh isn’t just the capital of Scotland, but it’s also one of the most gorgeous cities in the country. It’s the type that you’ll instantly fall in love with at first look. This city is a super popular destination, especially in August during its Festival season, where it’s nearly impossible to find available accommodations. From…

11 Best Hotel Pools In Edinburgh

11 Best Hotel Pools In Edinburgh

Looking to splurge on accommodation? Or are you traveling on a budget? No matter the case, you can easily find a hotel with pool in Edinburgh. Here, start the day with a few laps before exploring Scotland’s capital city. Or, unwind after a day of sightseeing with a poolside cocktail. Clearly, booking a hotel with…