A Scandinavian Escapade For 10D9N
Representing the cultural and historical region of Northern Europe
, Scandinavia is an often overlooked region by travellers who plan a trip
to this part of the world. In fact, there is quite a number of Scandinavia attractions that are truly mind-blowing and are guaranteed to make your holiday experience
a unique and unforgettable one. Since most of the Scandinavian destinations
are somewhat spread out, you might find it a bit overwhelming to plan out your stay. To make your dream of enjoying a Muslim-friendly travel to Scandinavia we have put together a comprehensive Scandinavian travel itinerary planned for a 10D9N escapade that will help you embark on this amazing journey of a lifetime.
DAY 1-2: Helsinki
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We recommend you begin your Scandinavia holidays from Helsinki
, the capital and largest city of Finland. The city is packed with many things to see and do, and what is great is that most of their Scandinavian attractions are located in a compact radius. For accommodation, you might want to try the Crowne Plaza or Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel that will treat you to the finest luxuries of Scandinavia. Once you have settled down, you can begin your explorations by visiting iconic landmarks like the Helsinki City Museum and Suomenlinna sea fortress which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On day two you can continue your sightseeing journey covering more attractions like the Design Museum and Hietaniemi Beach. To enjoy the perfect Halal tour
to Scandinavia, lookout for some of the best Halal restaurants
like New Bamboo Center
and Singapore Restaurant
located in the city.
DAY 3-5: Stockholm
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As the next stop on your Scandinavian holiday
, you can take a short flight to reach Stockholm. Stockholm could be identified as one of the most famous Scandinavian destinations you should definitely visit. As the capital and largest city of Sweden
, the city will take you on a remarkable journey to discover the rich culture and heritage of Scandinavia. Because there is so much to see in this city, it is highly recommended to purchase a My Stockholm Pass available online. This way you can gain free entry to many top attractions, enjoy free boat and bus tours and even get a complimentary guidebook packed with useful information.
A trip to Gamla Stan or Old Town is a great way to begin your journey through this amazing city. The cobblestone lined streets and shops and buildings displaying medieval architecture provide great photo opportunities and ample amounts of entertainment. To keep you busy for the next few days are other main attractions like the Nobel Museum, the Royal Palace, City Hall, Vasa Ship Museum and the Stockholm Grand Mosque
which boasts a proud history of over 100 years. For accommodation, you could consider the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel or Park Inn by Radisson Stockholm. There are also quite a number of Halal restaurants
in and around Stockholm including Pakistani Dhaba, Lilla Karachi and Zartosht. Also, don’t forget to take a tram ride to reach the harbour shore which is truly an enjoyable experience.
DAY 6-7: Bergen
On Day 6 you could arrive in Bergen
a small quiet city that gives out a unique charm to help you enjoy a more relaxing time as part of your Scandinavian travel itinerary
. As you walk bout this historic city you will be able to admire the beauty of the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. Another must-do activity is taking the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Fløyen and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city and the fjord from over 1000 feet above sea level.
DAY 8-9: Flam to Oslo
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As you travel from different points to another on the Scandinavia map, the various transportation methods you would take will make your trip even better. You can reach your next stop, the town called Flam
by rail, bus or ferry and the board a train to get you to Oslo. The Kjosfossen Waterfall is an amazing attraction
you can witness while at the Flam Railway. Be prepared to enjoy a journey that has been described as one of the most beautiful in the world as you pass through tunnels and steep tracks surrounded by picturesque landscapes.
Once you reach Oslo
, the capital city of Norway
, you will be greeted by many wonderful things including iconic attractions
like the National Gallery, Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Frogner Park, Viking Ship Museum and plenty of scenic hiking and walking trails. Since your trip is drawing to an end, you might want to catch up on your shopping at places like Akersgata, Byporten, Glasmagasinet, and Oslo City to grab some great things to take back home with you.
DAY 10: Copenhagen
A ferry ride is one of the best options to get you to Copenhagen
from Oslo. Copenhagen has many attractions but as the city is quite compact, you can cover much ground on the final day of your Scandinavia holidays. During this time you can remind yourself of the magical charm of Scandinavia by enjoying a walk through Nyhavn
and visit popular sites like Amalienborg Palace and see the over 100-year-old Little Mermaid statue, Rosenborg Castle, and enjoy a calm evening at the Tivoli Gardens to prepare you for your journey back home. You can bid adieu to Scandinavia from the Copenhagen Airport, which is a great departure point for your Halal tour
Scandinavia facts to note before your journey
- Language barriers are not something you need to worry about when you travel to Scandinavia because most locals speak English.
- The best time to visit Scandinavia is during spring or early summer when the Scandinavian weather is at its best allowing you to witness the true beauty of the scenic landscapes while spending more time outdoors.
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