This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 16th August 2010 and has been read 9348 times.
Yet it’s not just the lush surroundings, nor the hip and happening towns that bring in just the right amount of tourism here. A high level of organisation, low level of corruption and great liberalism make this part of Europe just that little more special, that little more modern, and let’s just be frank, that little more captivating. Latitude may play a part - in some parts, round the North, you’ll experience dreamy nights in the summer, when the sun sets around 12AM, giving you the chance to really make the most of your days. The climate here’s pretty fair, too, which is at odds with its geographic location, yet don’t be fooled - as you enter mountain territory, temperatures can drop to well below 3 degrees. Languages between the countries are all pretty closely related and mutually intelligible, to a certain extent, which makes travelling through various parts quite easy and hassle-free, compared to other European nations.
So whether you’re keen to relax in a hot spring in Iceland, see the mesmerizing Northern Lights (and not just read Pullman’s trilogy...), experience the Arctic or fancy a shot of schnapps to warm the insides, Scandinavia’s got more pull than a giant seabass on a dodgy fishing rod.