In June 2012, I left for a grand journey to explore Scandinavia: 5 countries, 8 cities, and a countless numbers of boat rides and road trips. I ate strange foods, hiked mountains and glaciers, and met up with friends old and new. This post is from part of that trip. You can read more of my trip through the Nordic here.
Towards the end of my Scandinavia trip, I turned 22 years old. I have never given too much thought on birthdays but my 22nd coincided with such an amazing journey through the Nordic that it made me want to reflect on this trip. To that end, I have compiled 22 things that I’ll miss about Scandinavia. As I look back on this month, I really have had a wonderful time in this part of the world. I wish I didn’t have to go home so soon.
- The midnight sun
- Tourist-friendly locals
- Convenient and accessible public transportation
- Canals and boat rides
- Bakeries and coffee shops everywhere
- Fresh baked bread
- Delicious cappuccinos in Copenhagen
- Staying in a cottage on the Baltic Sea
- Picnics for lunch
- Open-faced sandwiches
- The Norwegian fjords
- Biking > driving
- Hiking on the Jostedalsbreen glacier
- That everyone wears skinny jeans
- Road trip through Estonia
- Nature is ubiquitous
- Ferrying through the Archipelagos
- That everyone spoke English
- Medieval architecture
- Tea and crackers for dessert
- Ice creams on the beach
- Meeting old friends and making new ones
I was in Stockholm last week and really enjoyed this list. I am missing some of the same things!
Stockholm is a great city, really livable. Glad you enjoyed it!
Beautiful post! 🙂
Looks like you have had a great time in my part of the world 🙂
Thanks, I really did enjoy myself in Scandinavia!
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Hi Tracy 🙂
I lived in Sweden 3 years ago and I was curious to read your list and see is it the same as mine 😉 I really enjoyed it 🙂
I miss the food, the nordic lifestyle, the magnificent nature, the angle of the sunlight and the locals 🙂