Discover the city of Rovaniemi in Finland, known as the gateway to Lapland - the home of Santa Claus, the beautiful fjords of Norway that are known the world over or even take a trip to the geothermal hotspots of Geysir and Strokkur; where shooting geysers are seen nowhere else like this in the world. Whatever you like doing or visiting or discovering, Scandinavia guarantees to have it all and more.
In Sweden, there are ports all over the country and different ferry operators provide ferries from Sweden to Poland, Finland and Denmark, as well as a Gothenburg - Newcastle route. Norway ferries travel to and from Iceland, Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Sweden as well as a Stavanger - Newcastle route. Finnish ferries, primarily, go to and from Sweden but there is also one route to Estonia (Helsinki - Tallinn). There are also domestic services within Denmark connecting its many islands.
There is so much to see and do in Scandinavia; starting off with Sweden. Visit the three major cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo, each with their own different style and great restaurants, sights and shops. If you go more into the countryside of this incredible country, then be sure to see the area around Sweden's highest mountain, Kebnekaise, which is said to be a paradise for keen hikers. There are also so many adrenaline-pumping pursuits that happen in and around Sweden including white-water rafting, mountaineering and skiing.
Finland is known as one of the most intriguing countries in the world, in more ways than one. It has some incredible surroundings that make you want to stay in Finland for the rest of the year; dozens of stunning National Parks full of extraordinary wildlife native to Finland. Also be sure to discover Lapland, of course, and experience the thrill of husky-sledging through the snow-covered forests of Finnish Lapland before going to meet Santa Claus himself - a perfect place for children and adults alike. However, if that's not your thing, how about participating in one of the eccentric Finnish competitions, from wife-carrying to team berry-picking to air guitar playing!
Norway is possibly the world's most underrated country. It's possibly the most breathtaking of the Scandinavian countries and it has to be seen. The Northern Lights have to be seen to be believed, as does the midnight sun, in northern Norway, where the day never end and the sun is still out shining at midnight. Just across from the capital Oslo where the Jotunheimen National Park lies. It is impossible to describe how breath-taking this area of Scandinavia is. Perhaps you could also travel down to the southern coast of Norway, where the rugged coastline and quaint villages are perfect for a summertime wander.
It is impossible to describe how breath-taking this area of Scandinavia is