Scandinavia for first-timers: 4 Ideas

1. Gothenburg and the west coast, Sweden

Why should you go? For the super-fresh seafood, for the locally brewed beer and laid back bars, and for the car-free islands that lie just offshore, where you can swim in cool, clear waters.d74fb5fb3db4c57bc3bbb45127ad60f7_936_425.jpg

2. Skagen, Denmark

The town is dotted with galleries, workshops and antiques shops. Cycle a few kilometres northeast of town to the sandbar called Grenen, where Denmark ends, and you can watch two separate seas sloshing together before your eyes.cf84cc79724dc51aa37a4e66f5f5c226

3. Bergen and the fjords, Norway

There’s a number of attractions in Bergen and the surrounding areas. Surveys do, however, show that most tourists in Bergen find the atmosphere, cultural landscape and architecture more compelling than the typical sights, so pick a few things to see and spend the rest of your time in Bergen sitting down in a park or café, strolling around the city, enjoying a concert or hiking the mountains. On sunny summer days, stay downtown until late to enjoy the sunset in the north.2013-10-14-225545-Nordlys-over-Bryggen-i-Bergen-Gunnar-Kopperud-1624x1134-pixler.jpg

4. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen  features a blend of modern architecture and historical artifacts such as the Round Tower observatory – a wonderful example of 17th-century architecture. Art galleries, narrow streets, canals, parks, and Baroque churches round out the city’s cultural attractions

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