From Iceland and the Faroe Islands to Sweden and the Åland Islands, Scandinavia is home to some of the most dramatic and breathtaking landscapes in the world. These six stunning spots will make you want to hop on an airplane—and then continue to hop from country to country—until you see them all.
Búðir: Drive out to Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula to see a glacier-covered volcano, beaches filled with lava formations, famous Icelandic horses, and a remote hotel beside a black church.
Senja: Visit “Norway in miniature” to see a dramatic coastline, deep fjords, white beaches, and turquoise water above the Arctic Circle.
Klädesholmen: Explore a fishing village famous for its herring, relax in a floating sauna, eat seafood paired with schnapps, and sleep on a floating barge off the west coast of Sweden.
Geta: Travel to Åland to fish for pike, kayak with sea birds, hike in solitude along a wilderness trail, and relax in a smoked sauna on a quiet island in between Sweden and Finland.
Skagen: Find the best restaurants outside of Copenhagen when you eat seafood in a former fish warehouse and sample Nordic gastronomy on the northern tip of Denmark.
Tórshavn: Venture to a hard-to-reach island to see one of the smallest capitals in the world, a turf-roofed hotel, and lots and lots of puffins on the Faroe Islands.