The ultimate guide to north europe – Top 25 places to visit


The Nordics have to be one of my all time favorite regions. It’s made up of Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. They offer some of the world’s most unique landscapes from the fjords of Norway to the Germanic sea cliffs of the Faroe Islands. The Nordics have so much to offer. Let’s start this video off in the Foton. Now Lofoten Islands are located in northern Norway, and even though it’s in the Arctic Circle, you feel like you’re on a tropical island there. I was lucky enough to go there about two summers ago and they had an incredible journey. Road tripping through Lofoten. Our first pit stop was at this fishing village called Henning’s Yard to see the world’s most scenic football field. When we got there, we sadly didn’t have a soccer ball, but we had a good time playing on the field and enjoying the incredible views of Henning Via. We kept on driving and made it to the iconic town of Rain. Now when you think of Norway, this is it. It has those red houses surrounded by massive sea mountains. In my opinion, I’d have to say that rain is the most beautiful town in Lofoten. When I was planning my road trip to Norway, I remember seeing pictures of this place and I just couldn’t believe it existed.

The Lofoten Islands look amazing during the summertime and they look just as magical during the winter. Now the snow covered peaks contrasted with the Austrian one of a kind scenery. Now, while it’s still cold there, thanks to the Ocean’s Gulf Stream, Lofoten has a much more mild climate compared to other places in the world with the same latitude. If you do go to Lofoten, I just recommend you make a road trip across all the islands. On the drive you experience some of the most incredible landscapes, such as the pointy peak near Randburg, or the small fishing village of Hanoi. I mean, every turn is going to take your breath away. After exploring the floating islands, we’re going to visit the nearby Stettin Mountain. A special thanks to my friend Simon Breck for providing his footage. He has some of the best van vlogs of him and his girlfriend Road tripping across Norway. I’ll leave a link to his channel in the description below.

Stettin is the National Mount of Norway, with an elevation of 1392 metres. I just unbelievable how pointed and jagged it is. I’ve never seen anything like it before. Now, while we’re still in northern Norway, we’re going to head up to the island of Sonja. Sonja is Norway’s second largest island. To get there, I flew to Tromso, Norway, and then rented a car and made the three hour drive there. The reason I wanted to go to Sonja was because I wanted to hike to Sigulda. I drove to this town called Fjord and I got to the base of the hike. It was a surprisingly difficult hike, but eventually I made it to the top and I was just baffled by the view. The rock formation rose hundreds of meters out of the ocean. It was just like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Now I was just having an amazing time and I decided I wanted to spend the night on top of the mountain so I could see the northern lights. All I had was a blanket and I used my camera bag as a pillar. So I found this little mossy cliff ledge, and I set up camp there and waited for the northern lights to show up. Around 11:00 pm, I woke up to the aurora borealis above my head. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. They moved surprisingly fast, like snakes in the arctic sky.

And seeing those lights made me feel like a kid again. And it will ever be one of the most special nights of my life. Some nights you don’t need to fall asleep to start dreaming. After experiencing northern Norway, we’re going to head over to Iceland to witness the land of fire and ice. I have to say that Iceland is home to some of the world’s most unique landscapes. From volcanic craters to a blue lagoon, The country just has so much to offer. I went to Iceland a few years ago and I have just blown away by the country. One of my favorite places was Rainier Beach. It’s this black sand beach that’s about a two hour drive from Reykjavik. What I really loved about the beach is the Basalt Sea stacks in the ocean. It makes you wonder how the Vikings must have felt when they washed up on the Icelandic shores after Renee’s fire. You can check out Scott Gough’s waterfall. It’s one of the most impressive waterfalls in Iceland with a drop of over 60 metres. You can also drive an hour east on the ring road and visit one of the most scenic canyons in Iceland. I’m not even going to try to pronounce it, but it looks like something straight out of a fantasy movie. Don’t be surprised if you see a troll walking around there. If you drive another 3 hours down the ring road, you’ll reach stuckness. It’s such a dramatic view with the black sand and the mountain in the background. On the other side of Iceland, you can visit Kurt Jewell’s face, this uniquely shaped mountain that looks like Gandalf’s hat.

There’s a waterfall nearby and it makes for an incredible shot. If you go in the wintertime, you might just get lucky and see the aurora borealis. There’s just so much to see in Iceland, and I hope everyone can see it at least once in their life. After exploring Iceland, we’re going to head over to the Faroe Islands, located right between Norway and Iceland, and the Atlantic Ocean. Archipelago is made up of 18 volcanic islands. Now, special thanks to my friend Ellis Van Jason for providing me this footage. He’s one of the best AP pilots in the world. A link is Faro Island video in the description. It’s going to blow your mind. Now, I have to say that the Faroes are home to some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, from the sheer sea cliffs to waterfalls straight into the ocean, the Faroes have so much to offer. One of the most scenic places in the Faroe Islands is the multi-user waterfall. That’s. Located on Barrier Island and the waterfalls over 100 feet down to the ocean below. One of my personal favorite places is the island of Castle. It has an incredible lighthouse that overlooks some of the biggest sea cliffs I’ve ever seen. After the Farrell’s, we’re going to head over to Denmark to visit Copenhagen. Now, Copenhagen started as a Viking fishing village in the 10th century and became the economic center of Scandinavia during the Renaissance. Today, Copenhagen is the cultural, economic and governmental center of Denmark. One of the most recognizable places in Copenhagen. Is the new Holland Canal. It’s the 17th century canal that is lined with beautifully colored houses and historical wooden ships. It’s just a great place to walk around and enjoy some Danish restaurants and cafes. Another impressive spot in the city is the Copenhagen Opera House. It’s one of the most modern and expensive opera houses ever built, with an estimated cost of $500 million.

After Copenhagen, we’re going to head over to the nearby Malmo Now. Look it on Sweden’s southern coast. Malmo is the country’s third largest city. The eight km or Sea Sun Bridge connects Malmo to Copenhagen. One of the cool features of the city is the turning torso skyscraper, its 190 metre tall tower that was built in 2005. It’s the tallest building in Scandinavia and it’s claimed to be the world’s first twisted skyscraper. And just such a unique feature that adds to the beauty of Malmo. Right next to the turning torso is one of Europe’s biggest skateparks. Malmo is such a charming city that you’ve got to check out after Malmo. We’re going to head over to Sweden’s capital of Stockholm. I was able to visit Stockholm last summer, and I was just pleasantly surprised. It’s made up of 14 islands and 50 bridges compared to other Nordic countries such as Norway and Iceland. I felt Sweden was much more affordable. I had a good time walking around the city and using their public transportation. I swear I rode on the world’s biggest escalator. I just loved the buildings and architecture there. It reminded me a lot of Copenhagen with its colorful buildings and canals for wooden ships. I mean, just such a wonderful city. And I think everyone should give it a visit. If you want to visit some of Sweden’s nature, I’d highly recommend driving to the northern part of the country. I did a road trip there a few summers ago and it was just beautiful. Driving through endless pine trees and quaint Swedish landscapes, A beautiful place to visit in northern Sweden is Risk Follett. It’s one of Sweden’s most powerful waterfalls. It’s a 14 meter drop and over 50 meters wide, making a stunning amphitheater shaped like just such a magical spot. Now, after exploring Sweden, we’re going to head over to neighboring Finland. Now.

For the past three years, Finland has been ranked the happiest country in the world, thanks to its wonderful health care, education and obviously its beautiful scenery. On the same note, the capital of Finland, Helsinki, has been ranked the happiest and most liveable city in the world. Now Helsinki is one of the northernmost metropolitan areas. A whole city just has a great vibe to it. I mean, I would love to spend Christmas there. Now, if you want to venture out of Helsinki, you can take a ferry across the Baltic Sea to visit Tallinn, Estonia, or you can even head over to St Petersburg, Russia. If you want to see some of Finland’s nature, you can head up north to visit Lapland. Now Lapland is Finland’s northernmost region and borders Russia, Sweden and Norway. In the winter months, Lapland becomes a frozen wonderland that looks like something straight out of Disney movie. Now, if you can handle the cold, Lapland may be one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights. The northern lights are abundant throughout the cold winter months. They can get up to -50 degrees Celsius in the winters. So make sure you bundle up. One thing I love about Lapland is the snow covered trees. It looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book. The capital of Lapland is the Arctic city of Rovaniemi, now located about four miles south of the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is the largest city in all of Europe by land area. It’s considered to be the official hometown of Santa Claus. I can’t think of a better place to visit during Christmas time. It’s just such a cool, remote city. Now, after Finland, we’re going to head back to Norway to visit the capital of Oslo, located on Norway’s southern coast at the start of the Oslo Fjord. Oslo was founded at the end of the Viking age during the 11th century. Today, Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities. I love all the modern buildings and museums throughout the city.

The Oslo Opera House is an impressive piece of architecture that resembles an iceberg. It was completed in 2007 and features slanted marble and granite Slates slide down to the water. After Oslo. We’re going to head over to Lisa Bolton to drive down Norway’s craziest road yet. Lisa Bolton is a small village that’s about a six hour drive from Oslo. Now, what I think is so scenic about Lizzie Borden is the road that leads down to it. It consists of 27 hairpin turns that descend down the fjord to the village below. When you’re at the bottom, you’re going to be amazed by the surrounding walls of the fjord. If you’re down for a hike, you can trek 12 kilometres to Kira Bolton, which is this famous for its rock wedge between two cliff walls. Looks a little sketchy to me, but I’d send it after Lisa Bolton in a head over to the nearby pulpit Rock located in the same fjord as. This is built in. Pulpit Rock is a famous flat top clip with a straight drop of over 600 meters to get there. You can park in the base camp and make the six kilometre hike. The rock can be super PAC.

So if you want to avoid the crowds, you can wake up super early and get to Pulpit Rock to enjoy the sunrise. I mean, I can’t think of a better place to watch the sunrise. I just can’t believe how big the cliff walls are. I mean, just go straight down the fjord below. It’s just such a stunning place. All right.

We didn’t missed to sleep in an Igloo in Sinettä at the Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos, where you can sleep insidea a real glass igloo, to sleep beneath the starry skies and the Northern Lights.

For last we passed through Norway is the trek to troll Tonga. Now, Troll Tonga is possibly the most iconic rock formation in Norway as it shoots out over 2000 feet from the lake below. So Tonga is definitely the hardest hike of the three. It’s a 28 kilometre round trip trek that takes anywhere from 8 to 12 hours. To do so, make sure you give yourself plenty of time. You can start the hike at the main trailhead and hike in 14 kilometres and to reach the famous Troll Tonga rock. If you go between June 1st and September 30th, you don’t need a tour guide. But if you go in the winter months, you definitely need one because it is a little sketch.

Well, it is a strenuous hike. It offers some of the best views in Norway. From Thule, Tonga, we’re going to make the seven hour journey to the magical town of Bergen, located on Norway’s southwest coast and surrounded by mountains and fjords, Bergen is one of Norway’s most charming cities. Bergen was founded back in the 11th century, thanks to its maritime trade domination. Bergen was the largest city in Norway until the 1830s. Today, it’s famous for its colorful wooden houses on the old wharf. If you’re in the city, you can hike to the floating mountain to get amazing panoramic views of the city. After Bergen we’re going to take a drive on one of Norway’s most famous routes, the Atlantic Ocean Road. This 8.3 kilometer road runs across an archipelago of islands as it connects the islands of Aveiro to the Rosedale Peninsula. The Atlantic Ocean Road was completed in 1989 and cost 122 million Norwegian crown to make. It’s made up of eight bridges and four resting places. The route was an impressive feat of engineering, and it won the Norwegian Construction of the Century Award. So if you decide to go on a Norway road trip, you have to take a drive on the Atlantic Ocean Road while we’re still in the topic of roads. If you drive just 2 hours south, you’ll reach another one of Norway’s most famous routes. Draw Steichen.

Now Trust Tiguan or the Troll’s Path is a serpentine road that makes over 11 hairpin turns as it descends on a 10% decline to the valley Below. It has two powerful waterfalls that pass through the road. This exposed waterfall has a total height of 240 meters. I mean, that’s just freaking huge. Another really cool place in the area is Troll Vinson or the Troll’s wall is Europe’s tallest vertical overhanging rock face at about 3600 feet high. And it’s just unbelievable. After troll sticking, you can make the two hour drive south to visit the Garrincha Fjord or Ring Your Fjord is one of Norway’s most popular destinations. The fjord is over 260 meters deep and is surrounded by massive mountains that are over 1600 meters high. There are many viewpoints to get the best perspective of the fjord. One of the most spectacular features of during your fjord is the Seven Sisters Waterfall. The waterfall consists of seven separate streams that descend 410 meters to the water below. The best way to see the fjord is by boat. You can take a cruise ship or a one hour ferry of Garrincha to heli Sylt for about $35.

This is by far the best way to witness the waterfalls and majesty of the fjord. Another amazing nearby destination is Laverton. At the league is about a two hour drive from Get Ranger. Now Laverton is home to some of the most beautiful lake water. It has a unique turquoise hue with incredible backdrop of the mountains. While Laverton is stunningly beautiful, the area has had its fair share of tragedies over the last few centuries. In 1905, a massive rock from the remnant mountain came loose and fell 500 metres where it hit the water and it caused a 40 metre tidal wave that wiped out a small village completely off the map and killed many others. Despite the tragic history, LA is a place you’ve got to visit. It’s hard to beat the beauty of this Norwegian lake. After Lavinia. We’re going to make the three hour drive to Alesund. Alesund is one of Norway’s most prominent fishing towns, built on a uniquely shaped archipelago similar to Bergen. It’s home to beautifully colored buildings perched right up against ocean. To get one of the best views of the city, you can go to the Bight rampant viewpoint or Mount Axilla lookouts. Both will give you incredible panoramic views of the fjords and archipelago. If you go to Alesund during the winter months, you might get lucky and witness the stunning aurora borealis as it dances across the Norwegian sky. Well, that is it for my Nordics.


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