When is the best time to visit Scandinavia? Just like most places, it depends on what you wish to experience!
The vast majority of travelers touch down in the region during the summer months and for good reason. The sun shines for an almost alarming number of hours, the waters are glistening, and all sightseeing attractions are open. Although it’s the peak time for visitors, you won’t find it “crowded” as you might in other parts of Europe. There are plenty of wide-open spaces and activities to keep you occupied and the weather is perfect for kayaking, biking, and hiking. There’s a natural buzz and there is nothing like sitting in a green, happy park eating a local hot dog to make you pinch yourself and realize you’re living the Scandinavian dream. Visiting around Midsummer gives you access to vibrant local celebrations, including bonfire nights in Norway, or if you time it right, join one of the crayfish parties that pop up throughout Sweden in August.