22 Things I’ll Miss About Scandinavia

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.

  1. The midnight sun
  2. Tourist-friendly locals
  3. Convenient and accessible public transportation
  4. Canals and boat rides
  5. Bakeries and coffee shops everywhere
  6. Fresh baked bread
  7. Delicious cappuccinos in Copenhagen
  8. Staying in a cottage on the Baltic Sea
  9. Picnics for lunch
  10. Open-faced sandwiches
  11. The Norwegian fjords
  12. Biking > driving
  13. Hiking on the Jostedalsbreen glacier
  14. That everyone wears skinny jeans
  15. Road trip through Estonia
  16. Nature is ubiquitous
  17. Ferrying through the Archipelagos
  18. That everyone spoke English
  19. Medieval architecture
  20. Tea and crackers for dessert
  21. Ice creams on the beach
  22. Meeting old friends and making new ones

8 responses to “22 Things I’ll Miss About Scandinavia

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  2. 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 🙂

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