When to visit
Long sunny days make summer the most favorable season to visit Scandinavia. The great outdoors come alive with longer daylight hours and most attractions are in full swing offering travellers lots of opportunities to chase the glittering sun. In this part of the globe, high tourist season doesn't mean congestion - the volume of fun and action are at its peak.
From the beginning of June until the second week of July, parts of northern Sweden are painted with surreal colours of yellow, red, purple courtesy of the Midnight Sun. Go near the Arctic Circle (preferably in the northern part) to get a clear view of the phenomenon which can last for up to 32 days. In Abisko, the northern tip of the epic Kungsleden walking trail, the midnight sun can last for 56 days.
While summer season is a great time to discover the Nordic countries, it isn't an ideal time to catch the northern lights - which usually appear between October and March (the aurora borealis season).
Late May, early June, and September are shoulder season. If you want to have a quiet moment with the rolling tundra, Nordic landscapes, royal capitals, fjords and waterfalls, shoulder season - with days long and lines short - is your best bet.
If you're all for powdery snow and winter fun, the cold season is a spectacular time to visit.
Head to the magical Tivoli Garden in Copenhagen to feel the Christmas magic the Nordic way. A new cableway ride in Pixie Ville takes you above the wintry landscape with views of Denmark's largest collection of mechanical pixies.
Hunt for the Northern Lights in the town of Alta which is home to the world's first Northern Lights observatory and the world’s most northernmost igloo hotel, The Alta Igloo Hotel.
Riksgränsen in Swedish Lapland tops the list for the best off-piste skiing in the region. Try on a variety of slopes here or travel to the ICEHOTEL to sign up for dog sledding, ice sculpting or Arctic cooking class.
Until January, you can see killer whales making their way across the fjords of arctic Norway. Watch them as they feed on herring and enjoy their Arctic surroundings.