Nordic Practical Information
Visa to the Nordic Countries
The Nordic countries are part of the Schengen agreement, which eliminate border passport control between Schengen countries in Europe.
When to visit Nordic Countries
The weather in the Nordic countries varies much depending on the seasons. Denmark has a warmer climate than the other Nordic countries because the sea around Denmark is moderated by the warm Gulf Stream.
What to Pack for the Nordic countries
Here you get some inspiration for what to pack for a visit to the Nordic countries.
Safe travel in the Nordic countries
The Nordic Region is a very safe and pleasant region to travel to and around and is among one the safest in the world
Tax free Nordic shopping
If you live outside the EU, you can reclaim the VAT you pay on goods you purchase in the Nordic countries.
Tourist Offices in the Nordic Countries
The Nordic countries have an extensive network of official tourist offices, where you can receive professional and friendly guidance and help planning your Nordic holiday.
Most tourist offices can assist with the booking of accommodation and experiences and all of them have a large selection of brochures and other sources of useful information. In general, their services are in English and German.
Useful Nordic Tips
Nordic countries are the Central European Time Zone. Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
Post: Post offices are located in all major communities in Nordic countries. Business hours are different for which country you visit.
Tipping: The cost of service and VAT is included in all prices at restaurants, hotels, taxis, hairdressers, etc. Tipping is therefore not customary, but tips are still appreciated when offered.
Laundry: Most hotels offer some laundry or dry-cleaning services for a fee. There are also coin-operated l...
Costs in the Nordic countries
It obviously depends on your lifestyle during your visit how much the trip will cost. It is true that Nordic countries have a high standard of living and that is reflected in many prices. It is important that you prepare with travel guides.
You will find many useful tips on where to go and what to do to make your money last longer.
The special lights in the Nordic countries
In the Nordic countries, you find two special natural phenomena - the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun
The Ultimate Northern Light Guide
Once you have experienced Northern Lights, you really understand why it's so special.
Getting to the Nordic Countries
When you travel to the Nordic countries, you will typically arrive in one of the major airports in the Nordic capitals like Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo or Helsinki.