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UNESCO Sites to Visit in Norway

March 20, 2019

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Norway is a beautiful country filled with natural beauty, maybe best known for its fjords and mountains.

Norway also has a lot of cultural and historical value to it. UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has eight sites in Norway on their World Heritage list. Interesting places to visit and explore.

The eight sites in Norway on the UNESCO World Heritage list are:

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Norway Escorted Tours 2019

March 13, 2019

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We are very excited to announce our – Norway escorted tours 2019.

These tours are filled with history, culture and authentic Norwegian experiences. Norway’s natural beauty is well known. The swirling fjords between mountains. Stunning views over the breathtaking landscape. This is must-see adventures, but on our tours, we add so much more.

Depending on the tour you choose we visit Stave churches, lighthouses, open-air museum, world war II fort, mines, UNESCO sites, and monastery. We enjoy rides on the Norwegian fjords, boat tour on the Telemark canal, and boating in the Alesund archipelago. We also ride one of Norway’s wildest railway.

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The Best Ways to Travel Between Scandinavian Countries

February 27, 2019

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Traveling between the Scandinavian countries can be done in many different ways depending on the destinations you want to visit.

Norway, Sweden, and Finland are all connected and pretty easy to get around. Denmark is only a 20-minute ferry ride away from Sweden. Just enough time to enjoy that shrimp sandwich.

When it comes to Iceland, you have a little further to travel to reach the rest of Scandinavia. Let’s look at some of the best ways to travel between Scandinavian countries.

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5 Places to Experience Viking History in Stockholm

February 20, 2019

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Viking history stockholm

If you have an interest in Viking history, Scandinavia is the place to go.
Sweden, the last Norse country to adopt Christianity, has a fascinating Viking history. The Viking age begins around 800 CE and lasts until the mid 11th century. It’s a big part of Scandinavian history. There are many exciting places to visit to learn more about the Vikings. On this page, we will talk about 5 places to experience Viking history in Stockholm Sweden.

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5 Highlights on the “Norway in a Nutshell” Oslo Bergen Tour

February 13, 2019

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Norway in a nutshell, Oslo – Bergen Tour is an unforgettable nature experience. You will enjoy the beautiful landscape, traveling comfortably with train, ferry, and coach. You will be on the fjord but also be able to admire the water flow from aside.

The trip can be completed in a day but to be able to enjoy all the beauty to its fullest and to travel comfortably we suggest that you make an overnight stop on the way.

Don’t miss our “expert travel tip” suggestion at the end of this article.

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3 Family Activities in Denmark

February 6, 2019

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Are you planning a trip to Denmark and Scandinavia? Are you looking for fun family activities in Denmark? Denmark is a great country for all ages. From small kids to adults there is something for everybody. Here we will be talking about 3 great activities that the whole family can enjoy.

3 Fun Family Activities in Denmark

1. Legoland Billund

One of my absolute favorites, maybe because I have two “brick crazy” kids at home, is Legoland, Billund. This is the original Legoland park, and it opened its doors in 1968. A lot has happened since that. Today the park is a combination of Lego, adventures, rides, shows and water fun.

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Honeymoon in Norway – Consider These 3 Honeymoon Suggestions

January 30, 2019

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Congratulations, you are getting married! Are you thinking of spending your honeymoon in Norway?

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever been somewhere by yourself and got the feeling that you wanted to share that experience with somebody? Maybe your future husband or wife?

Norway is one of those countries that you want to experience with a loved one. To discover amazing natural beauty, and to go on fun exciting activities with. To eat tasty Nordic cuisine and to wake up in amazing hotels taken from fairytale settings. Side note: Norway is where the popular Disney movie Frozen got their inspiration from. Norway is not only filled with excitement and adventure, but it is also indeed a place to relax and to be able to breathe.

There are many reasons to why you would want to spend your honeymoon in Norway, but let’s focus on 3 different honeymoon suggestions.

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Luxury Tours to Scandinavia – 7 Reasons to Travel with DST

January 23, 2019

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If you are looking to travel to Scandinavia in style, luxury tours to Scandinavia are your solution. To discover authentic, natural beauty in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland comfortably.

Do you want to experience extraordinary natural phenomena’s like the Icelandic geysers and waterfalls? Do you want to sail the Norwegian fjords and to enjoy a dog sled ride in the Finnish Lapland? Maybe, you want to learn about the history of the Vikings, and enjoy the modern cities of the capitols, all done with a touch of luxury.

Why should you book your luxury tour to Scandinavia with us, Discover Scandinavia Tours?

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My Swedish Habits That Sometimes “Clash” with the American Way of Living

January 16, 2019

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Being from Sweden, now living in the US there are a few habits my family – husband, and kids -had to get used to. Well, my kids think all these habits are “normal” since they grew up with it. It has been, somewhat, an adjustment for my husband when it comes to a few things though.

The Food We Enjoy Eating

Herring in a mustard sauce, smoked salmon, and caviar in a tube. These are all foods that we enjoy eating in our house. Believe it or not, the caviar in a tube is now one of my husband’s favorites.

Candy like the salt licorice, I usually get to keep to myself. The kids do love the small Ahlgren’s marshmallow cars, and any kind of Scandinavian chocolate. (more…)

Scandinavian Sporting Events 2019

January 9, 2019

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Scandinavia offers many different sporting events throughout the year. They are also hosting many world cup events. Many when it comes to winter sports.

Norway, Sweden, and Finland often host cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and ski jump events.

Denmark host many cycling events. Iceland is the host of a midnight golf tournament.

Scandinavian sporting events for 2019 are many, and we list a few of them below. (more…)

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