There are few places I feel more at home than in Northern Europe. The deep spruce- and pine-scented forests coupled and cool winters are as reminiscent of my homeland of Canada as anywhere.
Where it gets complicated is that Northern Europe is, in many ways, nothing like the world where I grew up. I’ve fallen in love not only with its natural attractions, but with its cities. The medieval charms of Riga and Tallinn are like nothing I’d experienced before. Nor are the hilly comforts of Bergen or infinite sophistication of Stockholm and Copenhagen.
From glacier-spotting in Iceland or fjord-hopping in Norway to summer lakeside saunas in Finland or soaking up the sun on the Baltic Sea in Lithuania, Northern Europe is both exactly and nothing like you expected it to be. It might not always come cheap, but experiences here won’t leave you anytime soon.
Top Countries in Northern Europe
Top Destinations in Northern Europe: Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Reykjavik, Riga, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vilnius