Make Your Journey to Scandinavia Memorable

If you are planning to visit Scandinavia and enjoy some of its breath-taking sites and landmarks, then you probably have a few questions considering the trip and staying there. Luckily, you have come to the right place because here you will find useful tips that will make your stay in Scandinavia pleasant and memorable.

What time of the year is the best to visit?

Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe that consists of following countries:

  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Iceland

Whichever month of the year you choose to visit Scandinavia, you will have plenty to do or see. However, the busiest months are from May till September, when the peninsula receives the biggest number of visitors. If you are visiting during warmer months, you can expect several open-air events and outdoor attractions, including the village market days, rocking music festivals, midnight sun – a natural phenomenon where the sun is visible at the local midnight and is at its best north of the Arctic Circle. During winter month when days are shorter, ski resorts are opening and visitors can enjoy many other winter activities. You can witness the beauty of polar nights and splendid Aurora Borealis, or admire Norway fjords – a majestic combination of huge cliffs, deep blue water and waterfalls at very cheap prices.

Pictured: Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis

Can you have fun with a limited budget?

It is no secret that Scandinavians have a high standard of living, which means that this standard is displayed in the prices. However, this doesn’t mean that you have to have a lot of money to visit Norway or Denmark. As mentioned above, visiting during colder months is way cheaper than during summer. Additionally, there are a lot of travel guides that will help you find reasonably priced accommodation, the best rent a car service in Aarhus when visiting The Concert Hall Aarhus or ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, for example, and other useful information that will make your money last longer.

Am I supposed to have a Visa?

Well, this really depends on your country of origin. If you are a citizen of the European Union, you are not required to have a Visa to enter Scandinavia. Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia and South America also do not have to have visas for stays, if they plan to stay less than 90 days and they will not work there. Note that some nationalities will need a Schengen Visa. However, all travellers must have valid passports or EU identity card. In order to avoid troubles and unpleasant situations, always double check.

What if I don’t speak Scandinavian languages?

You will perfectly manage to survive during your stay in Scandinavia even if you don’t speak any of the Scandinavian languages (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, etc.). English is Scandinavia’s second language and most Scandinavians speak and understand it. They also speak several other languages, including a very popular German, which makes it easier to communicate. However, bringing a dictionary or learning basic expressions that include greetings, time and numbers, establishments and other words and phrases for getting around won’t hurt.