Cheap flights to Scandinavia with Norwegian
Direct flights to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki
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Get to know Scandinavia
The northern parts of Norway and Sweden, which extend into the Arctic Circle, are lands of the midnight sun in June and July. In the winter, you’ll also find the Northern Lights here. Norway and Denmark are known for ‘hygge’, which describes a sense of comfort and contentment.
Sweden, meanwhile, has ‘fika’ – the process of sitting down to coffee and assorted baked goods. The Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark inspired Walt Disney to create his own Disneyland.
Useful facts about Scandinavia
- Population: 21.1 million
- Capital city: Oslo (Norway), Stockholm (Sweden), Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Currency: Norwegian krone, Swedish krona, Danish krone
- Official language: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish Time zone: CET (UTC+1 hours), CEST (UTC+2 hours)
The best time to visit Scandinavia
High season in Scandinavia
Scandinavia is busiest in midsummer. Temperatures go up to 23 degrees and the days are longer, especially in the north of Norway and Sweden – perfect for epic hikes. Avoid the overcrowded Pulpit Rock and go off the beaten track to lesser-known Trollpikken. Denmark turns to watersports, since you’re never far from the sea there. Klitmøller Bay is sometimes known as Cold Hawaii, and offers some of the best windsurfing conditions in Europe.
Low season in Scandinavia
January to March are quieter months for visiting Scandinavia – but they are also much colder. February is the coldest month, making it a great time to visit for winter sports enthusiasts. If you want to see the Northern Lights but don’t want to face the cold, you can wait until April, when the spring weather is milder.
Copenhagen is the capital and cultural centre of Denmark, combining magical old town charm with cool contemporary culture, and a healthy dose of Scandi chic. It’s also the birthplace of New Nordic Cuisine. No wonder it regularly tops lists of the world’s coolest cities.
Norway’s capital – and Norwegian’s home city – is home to majestic architecture amid a dazzling natural landscape. Enjoy one of the greenest capital cities in Europe, world-class museums, and incredible opera house. In winter the Tryvann ski resort is a must, while summer means a dip in one of the seawater fjord pools.
From its vibrant culture and history to amazing food and shopping, the “Beauty on the Water” has everything for the perfect city break. Pay a visit to Gamla Stan, the Swedish capital’s old town, for a quaint picture of the past and classic souvenirs, while Södermalm has hipster neighbourhoods full of vintage stores and on-trend boutiques.