Scandinavia is a historical and cultural region in Northern Europe characterized by a common ethno cultural North Germanic heritage and mutually intelligible North Germanic languages.
Copenhagen is not only the coolest kid on the Nordic block, but also gets constantly ranked as the happiest city in the world.
Ask a dozen locals why and they would probably all zone in on the hygge which generally means coziness, but encompasses far more. But it is this laidback contentment that helps give the Danish capital the X factor. The backdrop is pretty cool as well: its cobbled, bike-friendly streets are an enticing concoction of sherbet-hued town houses, craft studios and candlelit cafes. Add to this its compact size and it is possibly Europe’s most seamless urban experience.
Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century.
Stockholm’s beauty and fashion sense could almost be intimidating. But get to know it better and there is little that is daunting about this top model city. Despite being spread across 14 islands, Stockholm’s 57 bridges mean it is well-connected and essentially compact. Each neighbourhood has a distinct character, yet they’re close enough together you can easily spend time in several areas. In each, you’ll find trend-setting design, inventive cuisine, unbeatable museums, great shopping, pretty parks and loads of atmosphere.