Scandinavia has gotten pretty darn trendy over the last decade. With traveling being easier than ever (pandemic times excluded), adventure-seekers have set their sights beyond the conventional cities to visit in Europe such as Paris or London. But what is it about these Scandinavian countries that has people so enchanted?
The Cold Weather
Okay, bear with us here on this one. Why would cold weather be an attraction for those seeking a fun vacation? We’re not necessarily saying that people enjoy being cold, but we are saying that people are looking for an authentic experience. Walking through Iceland in sub-zero weather is pretty shocking for most—but that just makes the experience of entering those hot springs all the more heavenly.
With so much cold weather, the locals of Scandinavian countries are used to hard times. They tend to be built more of the salt-of-the-earth kind of character you normally see in small towns. You’re more likely to come across a quaint village in a country like Finland than you are in France. In addition, many surveys have also reported that the Scandinavian people are incredibly nice.
Backpackers are expanding beyond simple museum tours and opting for beautiful scenery. From the Northern Lights to the countless mountains of Norway, Scandinavian countries have some of the most breathtaking landscapes and hikes that you can imagine. Things are quieter up there, and a lot more peaceful too.