Scandinavia usually refers to Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Some sources argue for the inclusion of the Faroe Islands, Finland and Iceland. The name apparently arose from a political student movement, and has stuck since then due to a common association of language and cultures.
Since Scandinavia is a collection of countries, there is no common currency that one can carry. Each of them has their own currency – Denmark – Danish Krone (Symbol: DKK), Sweden – Swedish Krona (Symbol: SEK), Norway – Norwegian Krone (Symbol: NOK), Finland – Euro (Symbol: EUR), Iceland – Icelandic Krona (Symbol: ISK).
Round Trip from India INR 40,000/- (approx.)
Double Rooms starting from INR 3500/- (approx.) per night at a 3-star establishment.
Brown cheese, or Brunost is a Norwegian specialty that you must try. Easily available, it can be had any time of the day. Whether you are into Seafood or not, you can give the Sill (Herring) a try when in Sweden because apparently Swedes are great at cooking herring. When in Denmark, tingle your sweet tooth with some Rababergrød.
Gløgg is a must try when visiting Denmark – a mulled wine with several spices and peels of lemons and oranges. Hopping over to Sweden, you have Swedish vodka, or brännvin to try out. It is made from corn and potatoes and flavored with different spices.
Scandinavia is famous for its contemporary architecture and interior design so it might be a good idea to pick up a thing or two for home décor like a painting or the famous Danish blue pottery.
Fjords. Period. Yes, we know it’s a cliché but if there is one thing you should have on that bucket list of yours, are the famous fjords.
The Bunad is something definitely worth a try. Although a traditional Norwegian dress worn by both men and women, you can buy a more modern design inspired by historical patterns and cuts.
Set sail for a day on a Viking ship! The Maritime Research Centre in Denmark (Maritimt Forsøgscenter) offers adventure on the high seas for everyone, including visitors without sailing experience.