5 outdoorsy things to try in Scandinavia
Scandinavia is by its very nature one of the most versatile areas of Europe to visit. This is thanks primarily to the array of countries you’ll find there. Here are five of the best things to do when visiting the region.
Geirangerfjord – Norway
This incredibly picturesque mountainous area is perfect for nature lovers who want to get active. The locale possesses a number of fantastic options for visitors, from an adventure park in Valldal to a trip around a museum depicting the natural history of Geirangerfjord itself.
Unsurprisingly, one of the real highlights of the area comes from the majestic landscape. Take a trek (with a professional guide) to really experience in the true glory of the fjords and mountains.
Hotel Kakslauttanen – Finland
This spot has quickly become one of the most talked about and must-see destinations for intrepid explorers looking to head out to Scandinavia. The uniquely designed heated igloos are one of Finland’s crowning glory.
The thermal glass used in the construction process means that temperatures down to -30 degrees Celsius are unable to make a dent in the cosiness of the people who are snuggled up warm in their beds.
Cycle the country – Denmark
This flat expanse of land plays host to a staggering 6,000 miles of cycle routes, and is largely devoid of tourists in the majority of the region. The country stands out as one of the best areas for a family to travel to.
Activity holidays are some of the best, as they allow you to tuck into all the culinary delights of a region, without feeling guilty about it. Make the most of the Danes’ penchant for two wheels and get involved.
Blue Lagoon – Iceland
In what is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing global trends, why not think about taking a trip down to the Blue Lagoon this year? With spa amenities, water massages, mud pools and even an exclusive lounge, this complex is one of the best destinations for relieving the stress of the world.
Rainbow Panorama – Denmark
Sitting atop the Arhus Art Museum in Aarhus, you’ll find one of the most unique structures in the whole of Denmark. The Rainbow Panorama was created by Olafur Eliasson as a means of viewing the city from a completely different perspective.
You can walk around the 360-degree construct and look out through a series of different coloured panels of glass. As if that wasn’t enough, the room is just the starting point of an entire complex of creativity.
Have you been tempted to give any of these spots a go on your next trip to Scandinavia?