Scandinavia is one of the hottest travel destinations of 2017 and you don’t need to dig very deep to understand why. It’s a place where buzzing cities are juxtaposed with a vast wilderness of forests, fjords and mighty coasts. Home to spectacular wildlife, pristine Nordic air and a never-ending offering of things to see and do, if Scandinavia isn’t already on your must-see list, it should be.
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Greenland’s great fjord system offers some of the world’s most stunning natural spectacles. The main 110-kilometre body branches out into numerous fjords, the longest of which extends 350 kilometres inland from the coast. With an abundance of flora and fauna, stark basalt mountain faces and small settlement towns dotting the landscape, the Scoresby Sund is as pretty as a postcard. See it for yourself with a 13-day Greenland’s Scoresby Sund and Expedition cruise with Iceland from $8,999pp twin share.
Positioned at the head of Iceland’s longest fjord, Eyjafjörður, Akureyri’s awe-inspiring nature is complemented by its cheerful eateries, music festivals and endless menu of activities. This easy-going city of 18,000 people is the perfect base to explore the north’s beauty: verdant pastures, fishing villages, ski fields and more. Expand your horizons with a 21-day Incredible Iceland and Scandinavia deluxe cruise from $6,999pp twin share.
Described as the most beautiful train journey on the planet, the Flåm Railway is the perfect way to take in Norway’s epic scenery. In just one hour, the train takes you from the beautiful surrounds of Flåm at sea level up to the Myrdal mountaintop at an altitude of 867 metres. Experience it for yourself with a 15-day Iconic Norway in a Nutshell with Russia & the Baltics cruise from $4,799pp twin share.
Cruise the breathtaking waterways of Norway on-board a deluxe cruise ship. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geiranger Fjord is lined with towering mountain ranges and cascading waterfalls, providing an unforgettable backdrop of landscapes.
Take in the beauty with a 17-day Spectacular Scandinavia & Norwegian Fjords cruise from $4,999pp twin share.
The Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights)
A mesmerising palette of colours dancing across the night sky is what draws people to Norway’s shores year after year. Seeing the Northern Lights brighten the Arctic sky is a bucket-list experience for all kinds of travellers and few places on earth offer a viewing platform this good. See the magic with an 18-day In Search of the Northern Lights and Norway Coastal cruise from $7,999pp twin share.
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