Holidays - Scandinavia

Scandinavia is a historical cultural-linguistic region in northern Europe that includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, characterized by their common ethno-cultural heritage and related languages. Modern Norway and Sweden proper are situated on the Scandinavian Peninsula, whereas modern Denmark is situated on the Danish islands and Jutland. The North Germanic languages or Scandinavian languages, the languages of Scandinavians, make up one of the three branches of the Germanic languages, a sub-family of the Indo-European languages, along with the West Germanic languages and the extinct East Germanic languages. Scandinavia is filled with arts and culture, from royal treasures and castles, to Viking and Sami sites, to modern contemporary galleries, to folklore celebrations such as Midsummer. A visit to the statue of the Little Mermaid, the Louisiana Museum for Modern Art, the Nobel Peace Centre, the Edward Munch Gallery, King Hakon's Chateau, Skansen open air museum, the Culture House, the Viking Museum, the Royal Theatre and Fregatten Jylland are just a few musts. Famous as the land of the midnight sun, unique culture, and great city life, Scandinavia is truly a unique part of Europe. From dog sledding with the Sami in the east to island-hopping in the south, from off-piste skiing in the north to visiting manor houses and castles in the south, Scandinavia offers a diverse smorgasbord to any visitor.