The Nordic countries are modern societies with roots in a unique natural and cultural heritage. This meeting, between natural scenery and vibrant cultural life, traditions and modern urban life, attracts many to travel to or within the Nordic countries. But this picture does not understandably capture the nuances. Listed below is a collection of links as a guide to what the respective countries have to offer you as a visitor.
Interesting background information can be found under Norden.org's collection of Facts about the Nordic Region, which provides an overview of the Nordic countries' history, politics, economics, environment, maps, etc.
Legal right of access to private land is unique opportunity to move freely in the countryside and a feature that is very much appreciated by tourists who like to spend time outdoors. It exists in all Nordic countries except Denmark. The rules are a little different in each country and it is the visitor's responsibility to find out the details of what one can do.
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's website has a brief overview of the right of public access in the Nordic countries and a detailed collection of questions and answers about the right of public access. There is also a version of the right of public access in English and German.
Oanda is a handy online exchange rate converter to get up-to-date exchange rates before your trip.
Here you will find information on what each of the respective countries have to offer. The countries' official travel guides are a good introduction and give a simple and clear overview of which activities, experiences and national sites make them an interesting tourist destination. This is also a good starting point if you are interested in activities and experiences in the countryside.
is the official travel guide to Sweden. The ability to navigate by region is practical, because Sweden is a relatively long country. You can also choose the type of activities, or vacation, you are interested in.
The Swedish Tourist Association's website focuses on experiences in and around Swedish culture and nature. Good source for eco-tourism and to find experiences besides the most popular resorts and places.
Visit Denmark is the official travel guide to Denmark. Has a smart grouping according to the type of holiday you want with, for example, active holidays, family holidays, city breaks, culture, enjoy life, etc.
Visit Finland is the official travel guide to Finland. Official website for tourism in Finland. Gives a good overview and has excellent support for visitors to share experiences, blog and community functions.
Visit Norway is the official travel guide to Norway. Good navigation functions allowing visitors to see on a map where the most popular areas of interest in Norway are, for example, the most important towns, fjords and UNESCO heritage sites.
The Norwegian Trekking Association focuses on trekking and outdoor life.
Visit Iceland is the official travel guide to Iceland. Gives a very good overview of Iceland's national parks, glaciers and volcanoes as well as its dynamic cultural life.
Visit the Faroe Islands is the official travel guide to the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic. Useful information of what one can do and see, such as experiencing the wild and beautiful scenery of the islands.
Visit Åland is the official travel guide to Åland. Åland is an autonomous and Swedish-speaking region in Finland with its own flag. The islands are located in the northern part of the Baltic Sea and have the world's largest archipelago.
Visit Greenland is the official travel guide to Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory. Greenland, which is the world's largest island, focuses as a tourist destination on climate, glaciers and whale watching.
Here you will find information on the Nordic capital cities. The pages, in addition to general information, often have a calendar of current activities, exhibitions and events in the city.
Stockholm town is the official travel guide to Sweden's capital, Stockholm.
All about Stockholm is a street-wise guide to Stockholm with articles, restaurant reviews and experiences as well as an updated calendar of activities, theatre, culture and nightlife.
Visit Copenhagen is the official travel guide to Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, and surrounding areas.
All about Copenhagen is an updated guide to Copenhagen and the surrounding areas. It has an updated calendar of the city's nightlife, activities, theatre and cultural life.
Visit Helsinki is the official travel guide to Finland's capital, Helsinki, and surrounding areas.
Visit Oslo is the official travel guide to Norway's capital, Oslo, and surrounding areas.
Oslo Pulse is an updated guide to the Oslo and surrounding areas. It has an updated calendar of the city's nightlife, activities, theatre and cultural life.
Visit Reykjavik is the official travel guide to Iceland's capital, Reykjavik.
Get an outside perspective on what one can experience in the Nordic countries. Visiting these pages provide a bird's eye view of the Nordic region's attractions, and they often have useful and interesting links, travel tips and forums.
About.com's site Scandinavia Travel is an extensive and ambitious site powered by Terri Mapes, a recognised American journalist with a passion for Scandinavia. It includes background information, travel tips, current events, and a solid library of links. Language: English.
Go Scandinavia is the Scandinavian Tourist Board's website for the North America. Includes Iceland and Finland in Scandinavia. Language: English.
Visit Scandinavia is the Scandinavian Tourist Board's website for Australia with a focus on Denmark, Sweden and Norway.