When Is the Best Time to Visit Scandinavia?

Wondering when to go to Scandinavia? The summer months aren't always the best choice for travel to Scandinavia. Find out what are the best times to visit Scandinavia depending on local weather, events, and activities, or when to go to Scandinavia if you're on a budget.

  • 01 of 05
    A Summer's Day in Stockholm
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    Sweden actually has three great times of the year that are completely different from each other, and all cater to a different type of traveler. Find out which month of the year is the best pick for your travel plans to Sweden and how to avoid the crowds!

  • 02 of 05
    Vesteralen, Norway
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    Norway is one of the parts of Scandinavia that has great destinations both in the summer and in the winter. Nevertheless, there are two months that stick out above the rest when it comes to the best time to travel to Norway.

  • 03 of 05
    Icy water in Laajasalo, Helsinki, Finland
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    May and June are good, but July and August are bad for visiting Finland. And don't forget about those countless things Finland lets you experience only in the depth of winter.

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    Nyhavn Afternoon Copenhagen
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    Denmark has one particular month in the summer that's simply perfect for every kind of traveler - but there is an alternative available. And when should you go in order to avoid Denmark's high travel season? 

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  • 05 of 05
    View of Blue Lagoon from Afar
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    Most guess that the summer months are best for going to Iceland...but not so fast! Did you know there are several unique and beautiful things that you can only get in Iceland's winter, and really cheap at that?