Places to Visit in Scandinavia


Cultural monuments are pretty important to keep the flag of culture and tradition high and flying, and in Copenhagen, Denmark, if you visit the Modern Art museum of Louisiana, you’ll just believe that. A hub for art that symbolises modernism, it hosts exhibits of paintings of the masters which contain names like Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti. Or you can visit the Kronberg Slot, the castle of King Christian IV, is a monument which should be there in your ‘to visit’ list. See the paintings that are spread all over the ceiling in the royal chambers of the king and queen or get thrills and chills in the dungeons which is the underground of the Castle. And in the dungeons, you can see the statue of Chief of Viking, Holger Danske, who, according to legend, is touted to wake up and come to the aid in the hour of need for Denmark.

Legoland is the ultimate destination for your kid, when you’re in Denmark. Touted as one of the best theme park of Europe, this park, will let you cherish the dream of your childhood. The park is grouped into themed towns, that contains the town of Legoredo where you can be amazed by looking at the miniature models of the Scottish castle, Kennedy space Center, Amsterdam, which are made of twenty million plastic Lego blocks. The Miniland has inspired so many contemporary artists who creates masterpieces by using Lego blocks and it’ll also inspire you to join that league. And if you’re short on time for the rest of the Denmark, you can obviously go for the sightseeing of important landmarks of the Danish culture, which includes places like Ribe, Copenhagen’s Nyhavn, Skagen and other architectures related to the Royalty.

When in Norway, pay your homage in the Nidaros Cathedral, the largest building that dates back to medieval ages, which is located in Trodenheim, Norway. It has the relics, of the Norwegian Emperor St. Olav, preserved in a very good condition. Or visit the Urnes Stave Church, in Western part of Norway which has its history that dates back to 1130 and also it’s recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.  Or when you’re holidaying in Denmark, visit the Cathedral of Roskilde near Copenhagen. Dating back to the 12th Century, the Rosklide Domkirke, was established by Absalon, and also used as a royal mausoleum. UNESCO declared this site as the World Heritage Site in 1995. Don’t forget to visit the Gamla Uppsala, in Sweden which is a ceremonial site of much importance. A pagan temple was destroyed and a Swedish Curch was built above that ground which hosted regular sacrifices and was also a burial ground for the royalty.

Freseriksberg Slot, a castle of Dutch-Renaissance era is the place where you can marvel the architecture and the frescos. Also, you will find portraits of kings and furniture used by the royalty.

And there are plenty of other landmarks as well to view in the four countries.

You can get your mouth full with traditional dishes like rubrauo or bauoterta and hakari.

If you’re in Norway, and want to have some good food in your stomach, without a second thought, you should book a table at the Lysverket, in Bergen. Lysverket means, the very light plant. And the restaurant is a strong influence on this city’s taste buds, with Chef Christopher Haatuft’s signature seafood dishes will explode into a ‘foodorgasm’. Maltid, is the place for you, if you’re travelling through Kristiansand, Norway’s fifth best restaurant will welcome you with dishes like Norwegian Oysters with kohlrabi and a glass of beer from Grimstad’s Nogone.  

Hard Rock Cafe in Oslo is a great place to hang out with friends.

Ljomalind is the place, in Iceland, if you’re looking for handicrafts, fresh meat, dairy products and plenty more. The flea market in Iceland is inside a big building where it sets up during the weekend with second-hand clothes and toys. 

The Mall of Scandanavia is the biggest shopping complex in the region. 

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