Scandinavian Tourist Boards Newsletter
February 2017
Edition 1 
         

Become a Scandinavia Specialist and learn the ins and outs of our beautiful region. A paradise for lovers of both the great outdoors and most urban, state-of-the-art design, Scandinavia has endless opportunities. Majestic nature, charming villages, modern parks, and gastronomy- think cool cities, avant-garde art and architecture, history and heritage, century-old castles, fresh food and breathtaking beauty. Stylish, sustainable and spectacular; discover this "off-the-beaten-path" destination in the north of Europe.
TOP REASONS TO TRAVEL TO SCANDINAVIA IN 2017




Don't miss out on getting to know Aarhus,
Denmark's second largest city!  K nown for its  vibrant and youthful pulse, as well as its  unique offerings on visual art, modern design and experimental culture, it is a true hidden gem, easy to reach by train (3h) from Copenhagen.  The entire Central Denmark region will be bustling with exciting events, exhibits and happenings throughout the year.


Photo credit: Jonas Høholt/Visit Denmark


Food, culture, history, design, castles, beaches, the amazing outdoors and much more.  This is the year to visit Denmark!

Photo credit: Kim Wyon/Visit Denmark


 


Putting together an itinerary for this eclectic and exciting northern pearl? Finland is celebrating 100 years of independence in 2017, a massive historic milestone and cause for festivities.  Here is an  extensive list  of events, activities and happenings taking place nationwide. 

Have a look at  the official website  for more inspiration. Join the centennial celebration!



Photo Credit: Kimmo Brandt/Visit Helsinki






 Can't get to Finland for the  Centennial? 



Photo Credit: Harri Tarvainen/Visit Finland
Scandinavia Stands Out in 
With Stockholm, Sweden in no.16 and Lofoten Islands, Norway in no. 39 - Scandinavia has earned a special place as one of the must-go-to destinations in 2017.
Stockholm no.16 in New York Times 
"52 Places to Go in 2017"!
 
Lofoten Islands no. 39 in New York Times "52 Places to Go in 2017"! 
Free state-owned museums combined with "a favorable exchange rate for Americans - the krona is about 20 percent weaker against the dollar than it was two years ago - and this beautiful city suddenly looks even more attractive" - and above all, affordable!


Photo credit: Ola Ericson/Imagebank Sweden


Hotel Union Øye

Planning a trip to Norway?

De Historiske  (Historic Hotels of Norway) represent a collection of historic, charming and characteristic hotels and restaurants with  design and decor based on deeply-rooted tradition and history , offering the best of Norway in terms of wine, cuisine,  golf, fjords, sleigh rides, ski trails, waterfalls, fishing, hunting, boating, mountain tops, museums, shopping, horse riding, walking tours, and much more.
Striking landscapes, an idyllic, scenic archipelago, a haven for outdoor adventurers and artists, craggy mountains, new hotels and renovations to accommodate a growing number of visitors at these fascinating islands, only  a two-and-a-half-hour flight from Oslo !


Photo credit: Frithjof Fure/Visit Norway


This is the season to  fly to
Scandinavia!

Easier, faster and with more direct flights than ever before;  daily non-stop flights at great fares from several major American hubs on both coasts, as well as the Midwest, offered by a number of different airlines including three major Scandinavian carriers, to all of our capital cities - Scandinavia has now become even more accessible and affordable to reach.

An average direct flight takes 10-11h from the west coast, and 7-8h from the east coast.

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