Top 10 Things to See and Do during Scandinavian Summer

Top 10 Things to See and Do during Scandinavian Summer

The Nordic countries are popular among the winter tourists. However, summers are no less fun and exciting! Especially because the locals appreciate every ray of the Sun they get. Experience the Nordic summer this year!

10. Don’t Sleep in Lapland

The Sun won’t set for about two months here in Lapland! The phenomena is called the Midnight Sun. The spectacular unspoiled nature bursts out and lush forests get covered in vivid green, while fields and valleys blossom with colorful flowers.

Why to go there?

Rent out a cottage, which will provide a quiet retreat, where you can enjoy the Sun and Finnish nature 24/7. It surely has a much needed revitalizing effect.


Photo by Unknown

lapland Photo from Visit Finland

Photo from Visit Finland

9. Hike the Faroe Islands

Summers are mild on these remote islands. The visitors come here to admire the dramatic landscapes and find a complete peace. In summer the islands are often covered in the morning mist, which makes them look even more magical!

Why to go there?

The ideal place for those, who are looking to combine great views, hiking opportunities and serenity.

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Photo by Unknown


Photo by Unknown


Photo by Unknown

8. Staycate on the Danish Coast

The Danes have coined “staycation”: a slow and quiet time on the coastline. The locals love to take it easy and hike on the sandy beach, swim, cycle or fly the kites – the summers spoil with pleasant weather here!

Why to go there?

There is no elbow-fighting with the vacationers here. The entire attitude is very different from the southern countries. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat, you will the Danish beach.

Beach in Loekken on a spring day

Photo by Unknown

beach denmark Photo from Skage Tourist

Photo from Skage Tourist

7. Surf Like Finns Surf

For most of you it will be very unexpected, but the southern coast attracts wild surfers from around Finland! There are some mighty waves here and the aficionados practice even the wind surfing.

Why to go there?

This is definitely one of the most exciting surfing spots, that will be endorsed by true adventurers.

surf Photo from Visit Finland

Photo from Visit Finland

surfing Photo from Isasurf

Photo from Isasurf

6. Have a Dip in Malmö

The most popular resort in Sweden boasts a sandy beach Ribban and is surrounded by the greenery. The swim decks built along the coast allow the swimmers to have a splash.

Why to go there?

The city boasts an abundance of accommodation, restaurants, cafes and shops, so be prepared to have a really nice weekend here.

Malmo Photo by Christian Beiwinkel

Photo by Christian Beiwinkel

Malmo Photo by Flyfoto

Photo by Flyfoto

Kallbadhuset, Malmö. Skåne

Photo by Unknown

5. Go Island Hopping in Lofoten

One of the most beautiful archipelagos we have seen boasts even a coral reef – so unusual for the North Hemisphere! Besides the staggering nature, the location is peppered with idyllic Norwegian fishing villages.

Why to go there?

Experience majestic nature and dramatic landscapes in this beautiful place.

lofoten Photo from Handluggageonly

Photo from Handluggageonly

4. Ride the Ring Road

This is the most popular thing to do in Iceland, since it offers one of the most scenic rides in the world! The road circles around the island and features some of the most famous natural wonders in the country!

Why to go there?

The best way is to rent a car and hit the road. Set a camp or find accommodation in a remote local village, overlooking the dramatic coast.


Photo by Unknown

ring Photo from Frugal Frolicker

Photo from Frugal Frolicker

ring Photo from Expert Vagabond

Photo from Expert Vagabond

3. Enjoy the Culture in Copenhagen

In summer the Denmark capital hosts numerous festivals, events and entertainment. From music shows and theater performances to food festivals and the Color Run Race – most of the events are totally free!

Why to go there?

An abundance of events will add an extra excitement to your trip to beautiful Copenhagen.

copenhagen Photo from Wandermelon

Photo from Wandermelon

2. Have a Weekend in Gotland

One of the most famous islands of Sweden boasts amazing Medieval architecture, protected by UNESCO. Its dramatic landscape can be explored via a web of trails, winding around the island.

Why to go there?

One of the most popular summer destination by the locals will provide a great day trip from Stockholm.

Gotland Photo by Clickpix

Photo by Clickpix


Photo by Unknown

1. Cruise Through the Fjords

Since Norway is one of the few countries, that boasts glorious fjords, summer is the best time to explore them on a cruise. Various tours will take you around the coast and deep into the fjords.

Why to go there?

A truly unforgettable trip, allowing to experience the grandeur of the country.

fjords Photo from Norway Nutshell

Photo from Norway Nutshell