Scandinavia is the bona fide gem of Europe. The region furnishes mesmerizing sight for the sore eyes with its everlasting rows of deep fjords, steep mountains, unspoiled nature, and wintery landscapes. The invisible extravagance of the Northern Lights saga is enchanting. The view is a sheer celebration of the mother nature. In the twinkling of an eye, Scandinavia projects its varied-colored contrasts. The white lingering mountain trails give birth to the sparkling rivers from its great glacier that fill up the stomach of the crystal-clear lakes to the red-green colored leafy forests chains. The exceptional architectonics give you the feel of a massive movie set as everything is par excellence. The impressive wooden churches, glorious palaces, and the assembled colorful houses appear extraordinarily charming. Life here is nothing but a living experience of a fascinating dream. So, tighten your belts and get ready to ride the roller coaster of Scandinavia tourism.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT SCANDINAVIA
OFFICIAL NAME: Scandinavia
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: All countries of Scandinavia are some form of Parliamentary democracy
CAPITAL & LARGEST CITY: Copenhagen, Oslo, and Stockholm (also broadly Reykjavik and Helsinki)
POPULATION: 21 million
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Icelandic, Faroese, Greenlandic, Sami, English, and others
ETHNICITY: Sami people, North Germanic people, Norsemen, Scandinavian Americans, and many more.
CURRENCY: Swedish krona, Danish Krone, and Norwegian Krone (also broadly Euro and Icelandic krona)
AREA: 289,500 square miles
MAP REFERRED: Europe
REGION: Northern Europe
COASTLINE: 15,000 miles (25,000 km)
HIGHEST POINT: Galdhopiggen at 2,469 m (8,100 ft) above sea level
LOWEST POINT: Kristianstad -2.41 m (-7.9 ft) below sea level
NEIGHBORING PLACES: Russia, Germany, Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania
FAMOUS FOR: Beaches, Viking heritage, Royal palaces, Deep fjords, Steep mountains, and Wooden churches.
TIME ZONE: (GMT+2)
DRIVING SIDE: Right
LITERACY RATE: 99%
MAJOR AIRPORTS IN SCANDINAVIA:
Copenhagen International Airport (CPH)
Aarhus Airport (AAR)
Aalborg Airport (AAL)
Esbjerg Airport (EBJ)
Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL)
Bergen Flesland Airport (BGO)
Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN)
Goteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT)
Malmo Sturup Airport (MMX)
Also (In a broader aspect):
Helsinki Vantaan Airport (HEL)
Tampere Pirkkala Airport (TMP)
Ivalo Airport (IVL)
Joensuu Airport (JOE)
Vaasa Airport (VAA)
Keflavik International Airport (KEF)
AVG. COST PER DAY: USD 80 per day
NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY
In Scandinavia, around 97% of the population uses internet services and the past decade has given a huge pump to internet usage in various institutions like hospitals, companies, schools, and many more places. The internet is used by 94.0% of the population of Sweden. About 95% of the population uses the internet in Norway and around 96% in Denmark.
In fact, Sweden ranks 18th and 5th highest in the world in terms of the percentage of its fixed and wireless broadband subscriptions. There are towers added every hour for better services. The internet connectivity is amazing, and the services are available at affordable prices. The speed of the internet goes up to 100 Mbps.
The Wi-Fi zones have increased which has made internet usage even more prevalent in the Scandinavian region. Visitors and locals make total use of the free Wi-Fi zones like airports, bus stops, public squares, and many other public areas. The price is varied, and many packages are available as per the preferences.
The name of several ISPs in Scandinavia is TDS, Mediacom, Amherst Telephone Company, Viasat, Hughesnet, Cellcom, and many other brands. They assure the best services, best connectivity, best speed, and best access for better business in the region.
It is recommended to opt for the local brands but if the visitors want to stick to their local brand they can do so as the free Wi-Fi areas are useful. To cut on the cost of international calling and texting, make more use of online and digital applications like Skype, Twitter, and other platforms.