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Sitting atop Europe, literally and figuratively, Denmark & Finland offer you an unsurpassed view of European history, sheer natural beauty and contemporary culture. Whether you’re meeting the Sami people of Lapland or drinking in the design cool of Copenhagen, a trip to this region is eye opening, soul changing and mind blowing, all at once!
Sámi Cultural Experiences, Inari, Finland – Meet the indigenous people of Lapland, who have mastered the art of surviving the Arctic. Inari is the heart of Finnish Sámi culture and home to, among other things, the Sámi parliament and the Siida Sami museum. Tour these but make sure to get out on a sled, pulled by Norwegian horses to visit the Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church (a historic church that served as the winter headquarters of the community). Visit a husky farm and be sure to snuggle around a fire listening to Sámi stories and myths
Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland – Yes, it’s official. Santa is real and lives in Finland. Make the trip to Rovaniemi and not only do you get an appointment with Santa, you can feed his reindeer, ice skate and have a great day out at the amusement park. The Arctic Circle cuts the village, so go put that certificate in your stocking.
Christiana, Copenhagen, Denmark –
A self-governing hippie city would be on our list any day. This quirky “country” was taken over by squatters who immediately declared it a tax free zone. Today, it still retains its free spirited optimism and is home to quirky public art, cafes, warehouses and restaurants!
Odense, Denmark – The home of Hans Christian Anderson, it features a museum dedicated to its most famous offspring, tours of his house and neighbourhood church. Visitors can also enjoy the Egeskov Castle and Play Forest, the garden island Funen and Denmark’s sole true gothic structure, the Sankt Knuds Kirke.
Lake Saimaa, Finland – The largest lake in Finland creates its own archipelago of 14,000 little islands. Navigate this watery labyrinth by kayak, boat or cycle. Cruises also take you to the best sights on this 400 km waterway. Summer activities including sailing on 100-year-old steamships, lounging on the lake’s many beaches and fishing.
Lakeland, Finland – As the Finns put it, these remarkably pure waters are at the ‘heart of Finnish identity’. Sailors, hikers, paddlers, nature lovers or the merely curious will find plenty to be enthralled about. Walk in the endless forests, pick mushrooms, try the Finnish sauna and find your own summer cabin. Or simply BYOB (bring your own boat) and make your way through the waters. If life on water thrills you, try the Squirrel route, the 57 km long canoeing route between Juva and Sulkava.
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, Lapland, Finland – Rated one of Finland’s top natural attractions, this area has the freshest air in Finland. Do a hilltop trek among arctic fells, snowmobile across three frozen lakes or immerse yourself in Lappish culture. It’s like nothing else you’ve seen or done before.
Beaches of Jutland, Denmark – Say ‘beach’ and Denmark serves up over 200 Blue Flag beaches, which are perfect for family outings, water sports or simply relaxing. Particularly enticing are the white sandy stretches along the Jutland coast.
Søndervig Beach – Named Denmark’s ‘Beach of the Year’ in 2014, this beach on the North Sea has white dunes and endless fun on offer.
Klitmøller Bay – Called the 'Cold Hawaii', it’s the place for wind and kite surfers.
Hirsholeme – Sail across to Hirsholmene, the home of Præstebugten, with white sands and stone reefs. Lucky footprinters get to spot seals as well.
Løkken – World War 2 bunkers, 500 beach huts and sunsets on the North Sea. Need any more reasons?
Skagen – Famous for migratory birds, Skagen has wide beaches and high dunes with stunning views of the North Sea. Geography buffs can head to Grenen, where you can stand in two seas at once.
Råbjerg Mile, North Jutland, Denmark – Meet the largest migratory dune in northern Europe. Moving east at the rate of 15 metres a year (that’s quite fast for a dune), this white sand menace eats up everything in its path. Hike up its slopes and you’ll be overawed by the sheer power of nature.