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4 iconic spots to visit in Northern Europe

Written by Fiona

May 14 2019

Think of a city break in Europe and you will probably come up with destinations such as Paris, Rome or London but there are plenty more places to visit. Northern Europe comprises many interesting cities and must-see attractions – with some fantastic iconic spots to see.


Finland has earned its spot in the National Geographic’s “Best Trips 2017”. There is a good reason for this.

For starters, this is Europe’s hidden gem tucked in the far north. There are more than 39 national parks scattered across the country.

Enjoy the scenic views of the lakes, archipelagos and rift valleys.

On a clear night, you may be lucky enough to witness the spectacular Aurora Borealis that is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to the many travellers who flock the night vigils.

For your ultimate winter activity experience, Finland offers endless possibilities for this and more.

If you are planning or considering European cruise destinations and exploring the seas you might want to include the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean in your bucket list.

Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten islands are located off the northern coast of Norway and boast many beautiful hiking trails, kayaking spots, fishing villages and picturesque rough-hewn mountains.

Lofoten lies at about 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, meaning it’s not your typical island destination.

Here you’ll be amazed by the midnight sun, as well as having the opportunity to join a whale watching tour.

Western Iceland

Iceland is a place of so many geographic superlatives. The landscape of western Landscape is impressive with every turn, including stunning waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, volcanoes and lava fields.

A great spot for a weekend getaway is the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and also a prefect place for a nature lover.


With beautiful coastlines, rolling green fields and mountains, Wales, part of the British Isles, offers an all-round experience for travellers. There are also plenty of activities to do while in Wales, such as walking, mountain biking, bird watching, watersports and scuba diving.

As you can see, there’s more to what Northern Europe has to offer. There’s a lot to embrace and so many possibilities when it comes to creating unforgettable memories. So, why not try out a different location on your next holiday?

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