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Copenhagen Little Mermaid StatueCOPENHAGEN is the small continental capital with the easy connections. The airport of Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s biggest international airport, which makes the city the perfect hub for travellers to all of Scandinavia. The city is known for showcasing the bold Danish design in fashion, jewelry, furniture and architecture. Needless to say the city is a favorite of shoppers from all over the world.  Some of Copenhagen’s must see places are The Little Mermaid, the colorful and lively old harbor “Nyhavn”, the Carlsberg Brewery and the Tivoli gardens.

OSLO is situated next to the Oslo fjord, surrounded by forests, hills and lakes. Oslo offers many interesting museums and places to visit. Not to be missed are the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum, the Olympic ski jump arena at Holmenkollen and the spectacular Opera House. Outdoor activities are a Norwegian tradition. The great forests areas of Nordmarka, situated some 20 minutes from the city center, supply many opportunities for skiing, kayaking, skating and island hopping.

A visit to HELSINKI often start at the Senate Square, which is a fine example of neoclassical architecture. Here you will see the Helsinki Cathedral, which is arguably Finland’s most famous and most photographed building. The Sibelius Monument, resembling organ pipes, and Temppeliaukio Church, quarried out of the natural bedrock, should also be on your agenda. Why not have lunch or a coffee break at the popular Fazer Café, dating back to 1891? Browse for Finnish design items from Marimekko and Ittala, and do not miss out on getting your favourite character from the Moomin Family in the Moomin Shop. Take the boat to the Suomenlinna Fortress and learn of Finland’s fascinating history, or simply enjoy the pretty scenery on the island.

STOCKHOLM is Sweden’s proud capital. Being built on 14 islands, with a well preserved medieval city center and lush parks, it is truly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Learn about the tragic journey of the Vasa Ship who, sank on her maiden voyage in 1628, was raised from the sea in 1961 and today, almost restored to her former beauty, is berthed in Scandinavia’s most popular museum, The Vasa Museum. Skansen is an open-air museum that provides insight into Sweden’s heritage and natural history. Fotografiska is a museum dedicated to contemporary photography and Moderna Museet offers one of the world’s finest collections of 20th and 21st century art.  Take a swim in the city center or go boat hopping in the mesmerizing archipelago of 24 000 islands. The shopping is great, the restaurants are top class and there are hotels to suit every pocket book.

If Stockholm is the most beautiful city in Sweden, GOTHENBURG (Göteborg) is said to be the most welcoming one, and a city where there is always something going on. Being an industrial seaport, Sweden’s second city opens to the vast archipelago on the west coast, a unique maritime landscape, which is very accessible by boat. The city has an international reputation for its innovative cuisine, based on local products, specially fish and crustaceans from the North Atlantic. With over 25 museums, sport arenas, good shopping possibilities and a perfect mixture of old and new – this is definitely a city worth discovering.

MALMÖ capital of the region Skane, was founded in the 11th century. Explore the medieval Malmohus Castle from the 14th century. Gaze up at he twisted apartment building Turning Torso, Malmo’s landmark, by Spanish architect Calatrava. It is located in a new award-winning ecological housing area, The Western Harbour, built on the former industrial grounds of a shipyard. Malmo is a multicultural city where traditions of other cultures have been woven into old Skåne traditions. In magical summer evenings the sky and the sea blend into a radiant blue background to the graceful Öresund Bridge.