Scandinavia is a surprising landscape of natural beauty, unspoiled wilderness, friendly cities and the ultimate winter wonderland. Take part in a great outdoor adventure, soak up the mineral waters of a geothermal spa or absorb some Nordic culture. It’s all waiting for you and here are some the best experiences:
1. Geiranger Fjord, Norway
Considered to be one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway, Geiranger also makes it onto the UNESCO World Heritage list for its natural importance and sheer beauty. A 260m deep fjord, shadowed by towering mountain peaks and surrounded by old, abandoned farmhouses make for a very dramatic landscape that must be seen. Halfway through the fjord, you’ll discover the ‘Seven Sisters’ waterfall and along the way, stop at some simply stunning viewpoints. You can also experience the fjord by boat and join one of the fjord cruises on offer locally.
2. Smogen Village, Sweden
Want to visit one of the most beautiful villages in Europe? Then, a stop off in Smogen is a must as this town on the west coast of Sweden was voted the third most beautiful village in Europe. It’s small, charming and has a wonderful wooden pier full of bars and shops housed in former fishing huts. As one of the oldest fishing villages in this part of the world, a visit here is a must for stunning scenery and great seafood!