Scandinavia is a region that has long been on the bucket list of many adventurous travelers. From Norway's fjords to Sweden's Northern Lights, there are countless things to do and see in this region. 

However, it is important to note that this part of Europe can be difficult to visit and challenging for those who are not prepared.

In order to help you plan your dream trip, we have compiled an extensive guide on everything from myths about tours to Scandinavia to what kind of clothing you should pack for your tour there!

Myths And Facts About Scandinavia

One of the first things you might think when you hear Scandinavia is that it's an expensive place to go. But in reality, it's not as expensive as many other European countries. Scandinavians are also a lot more laid back than people from other parts of Europe, so don't be afraid to talk to them or ask questions about their culture!

The number one fact about Scandinavia is that it has some of the most beautiful nature in all of Europe—and even worldwide! This means if you want to see waterfalls, lakes and mountains galore then this is definitely a good place for that kind of thing!

If there's anything we've learned about Scandinavian countries thus far (and trust us: we've learned plenty) it's this: they're full-on colour palettes straight outta Oz!

What To Pack For A Scandinavian Tour?

Warm clothes

  • The weather in Scandinavia varies from country to country, and even from region to region. There can be snow in the north, but it might not be cold enough for long pants and sweaters elsewhere. 
  • Take your cues from locals about what kind of clothing to pack, or check the weather beforehand if you want to be more precise.
  •  You'll want something warm in case you get stuck outside overnight, so pack a sweater as well as some layers—a scarf will help keep out the wind while keeping your neck warm. Of course, if you don't end up needing them then they'll just take up space in your bag!

Waterproof jacket

  • This is another item that's useful everywhere across Scandinavia (and other places with similar climates), but especially valuable when traveling during winter months or on rainy days. 
  • It doesn't have to be super expensive; something cheap will do just fine if you're not planning on using it every day—just make sure it's big enough that it won't rip easily under pressure! If possible though don't worry too much about whether or not the coat is waterproof: there are plenty of ways around this problem.

Challenges And Best Time To Visit Scandinavia

If you're looking tours to Scandinavia during the summer months, expect to pay a premium. This is the most popular time of year for tourists, and hotels and other travel services are more expensive.

It's also hot! But if you visit during the off-season (roughly November through March), you'll find that prices drop dramatically and crowds thin out considerably.


I hope this guide has served as an introduction to the wonderful world of Scandinavia. I also hope that it helped you dispel some myths about this region, because it’s a place that deserves more attention than it gets. 

The next time someone asks you if they should go on a tour to Scandinavia, give them your best pitch!