Denmark & Norway — Introduction
A region carved from fire and ice, Scandinavia delivers drama in a cool climate. The capitals of Denmark and Norway regularly rate among Europe’s trendiest destinations but it’s the countryside that really commands your attention.
Norway’s mountainous landscape has been shaped over centuries by its great frozen glaciers to create hundreds of valleys and fjords and one of the most captivating landscapes in northern Europe. These majestic waterways abound with awesome beauty as they course through forests nurtured on the fresh, clean air.
It’s no wonder the Danes have been voted the happiest people in the world – it’s a country of charming harbourside towns and stunning sunsets that dip into mile upon mile of sand dunes.
In a country made up of 500 islands it’s easy to steal away on one of its rocky outposts knowing that
civilisation is just a short ferry ride away. Summer temperatures can top 30 degrees centigrade, allowing for long sunny days pottering around a huddle of seaside towns such as Roskilde, whose lovely scenery makes
it ideal for a day’s biking