Travel Northern Europe

The northern part of Europe is one of the places you should never miss visiting. It is full of treasures; something that you can’t find elsewhere. When talking about Europe, the first things that come to mind are France, London, Spain, Italy, but in reality, there is a lot more. If you are heading into the northern part of Europe, there are some things you need to keep in mind.

Time to visit

The peak season is usually May to September. So, expect a huge crowd during this time. If you don’t like a big crowd, then visit northern Europe in the winter. It is colder than expected, but it gives you the opportunity to explore the places in a small crowd. Winter is also the best time of the year to witness the breathtaking Northern lights.

Scandinavia – The best time to visit is May, September, June, and August.

Northern Island – The perfect time to visit is June and September as the weather is great and the crowd is small. 

Scotland – Visit Scotland in late March to May and September to November.

Sights to Be Seen

There are a lot of natural sights to be seen in northern Europe such as the midnight sun, Aurora Borealis, the scenic greeneries, and the scenes straight from Harry Potter.

Visa Requirements

Countries that are a member of the European Union country do not need to get a visa to visit Northern Europe. The same thing goes for travelers from the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and South and Central America. Those who are from other countries need to get a visa.

Spoken Language

English is widely spoken in Europe including the northern part. The accent is quite distinct though and so you have to listen carefully.

Weather

The weather is cold as expected of Europe. If you are visiting in the winter, expect the cold to be extreme. So, wear warm clothes.  However, Europe offers many different activities for the varied temperatures that occur throughout the year.  The most popular time to travel to Northern Europe is during the warmer temperatures.

Activities

Outdoor activities are vast in northern Europe such as snowboarding, skiing, hiking, and boat tours, to name a few.  There are plenty of things to do in Northern Europe that will keep you busy throughout your entire stay.  Whether you are visiting for weeks or months, you will always have something to occupy your time no matter what the season is.

Events

Expect to witness a lot of events such as Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Norway International Music Festival, Nye Festival in Edinburgh, and Gothenburg culture festival in Sweden.  Europe has several festivals and events throughout the year, which always has good music and food.  They are family friendly and fun for everyone.

The Food

There are a lot of great foods to taste in the northern part of Europe. Vegan foods are everywhere. There are also traditional meals, which are all affordable.

The northern part of Europe is one of the places you should not miss if you are heading to Europe. There are a lot of great places to see. The foods are great, the people are very welcoming, and not to mention, the scenic and breathtaking views. If you are on a tight budget, head on to the northern part and you will realize that traveling to Europe does not need to be expensive.  

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