Scandinavian countries: what are, what to see in Scandinavia

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What are the states, also known as the Scandinavian countries, which make up Scandinavia, a vast region in the north of Europe.

Tourism in the Scandinavian countries

Scandinavia is a region located in northern Europe including Norway, Sweden and Denmark, accumunate relevant cultural, historical and linguistic themselves as Scandinavian countries that occupy geographically Scandinavia.

What to see in Norway

Located in the western part of Scandinavia, Norway and Sweden respectively bordered to the east, north-east by Russia and Finland, on the west by the Norwegian Sea and south by the Skagerrak. The Kingdom of Norway also belong the Svalbard islands, very close to the north pole, the island of Jan Mayen and other territories as the Antarctic island of Bouvet, the Queen Maud Land and the island of Peter I.

In Norway there are landscapes very beautiful to look for their charge of alluring charm that manage to infuse. The main cities to see are that Oslo is the capital and Bergen, quaint town with an ancient and very picturesque mall where to shop original.

Oslo is a multinational city with about 500,000 inhabitants located in the bottom of the fjord Oslofjord which is an inlet of the Skagerrak, with around a landscape composed of hills and mountains, numerous lakes including the larger the Maridalsvannet which also represents an important source of ‘ water to supply the population.

The nerve center oldest of Oslo is located north of the century fortress of Akershus, the main street, Karl Johans Gate is where there are historic buildings including the Royal Palace of the early nineteenth century, the National Theatre in rococo style, the seat Parliament of the nineteenth century and the University dates back to 1851.

Bergen, Norway in second place in terms of population with 249,000 inhabitants, is located in the county of Hordaland on the south west coast of the country, and is the gateway to the fjords of Norway. The most characteristic of Bergen is ‘Bryggen’, made up of wooden houses, which extends over the entire surface of the east side of the Bay Vagen.

From the port of Bergen, you can set sail for a trip to the discovery of the great northern doing a cruise in the fjords and snow, visiting landscapes imbued with magic enriched with a unique charm and unforgettable. It ‘nice to see the wall of peaks at the Lofoten Islands and the midnight sun in Tromso. Proceeding to the north is the Finnmark, Lapland home of the Norwegian Sami, after you come to North Cape enjoying stunning views.

What to see in Sweden

Sweden is an independent kingdom which is part of Northern Europe, located in the eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula. To the west it borders with Norway, to the northeast with Finland, to the east by the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia, south-west with the close of the Skagerrak and Kattegat.

The major cities in Sweden are Stockholm and Gothenburg. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, divided into eleven municipalities, is a very cultural city for the presence of many theaters and museums. To see the Drottningholm Palace and the cemetery Skogskyrkogården. Gothenburg, Gothenburg in Italian, is the second largest city in Sweden by population. The port of Gothenburg, the largest in Northern Europe, allows quick connection to Frederikshavn, Kiel, Kristiansand and Newcastle.

What to see in Denmark

Denmark is the smallest in size among the states that make up Scandinavia. in addition to being the one located further south. Denmark, washed by the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, is formed by the Jutland peninsula, bordered to the south by Germany, and numerous islands including Sjaelland, Funen, Vendsyssel-Thy, Lolland and Bornholm.

Historical data confirm that Denmark has always been the controller of each access to the Baltic Sea. Greenland and the Faeroe Islands, which are also part of the Kingdom of Denmark, have a good autonomy through a federal government. The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen which means, translated into Italian, Port of Merchants. Copenhagen, characterized by low houses surrounded by old buildings taller, is home to a major port, as well as an international airport.