DESTINATION MANAGEMENT & PROMOTER
The further away you get from the Atlantic ocean & the Gulf stream, the colder it gets during the winters. Finland, most of Sweden & the south eastern part of Norway are influenced by the vast continent to the east which results in warm & long summers & clear cold winters, often with snow.
Climatic conditions and quality of land have determined how land is used in Nordic countries. In densely populated mainland Denmark, there is hardly any wild nature left. Most of the scarce forests are plantations & early 60% of Denmark’s total area is cultivated or zoned as gardens and parks. In the other Nordic countries there is much wild nature left. Only between 0 & 9% of land in other Nordic countries is cultivated. Around 17% of the land area in Iceland is used for permanent meadows & pastures & both Finland, Norway as well as Sweden have large forest areas.
One can enjoy a deadly cocktail of little bit of each component- wild, raw, volcanic, geothermal, mild,sweet winds, parks, gardens and pure nature of fresh flowers at meadows.
Many people are curious about the mystery around the word ‘NORDIC’. To be able to witness and breathe in the cool, pure, raw as well as smoky air surrounding this mystic world, let’s first understand the geographical and cultural region of Nordic countries.
The Nordic countries are in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic. It consists of five countries- Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden, as well as their autonomous regions- the Aland islands, the Faroe islands & Greenland.
The Nordic countries have much in common in their way of life, history, their use of Scandinavian language & social structure. Especially in English, Scandinavia is sometimes used as a synonym for Nordic countries, but that term more properly refers to the three monarchies of Denmark, Norway & Sweden. Scandinavian peninsula on the other hand covers mainland Norway & Sweden as well as the northern most part of Finland.
This disparity and uniqueness of natural features are attractions enough to lure tourists to visit this place.It’s North pole- the dreadful Arctic region full of snow covered, floating giant Glaciers. You’ll need to buy an eskimo’s dress and get to live in an Igloo. Who knows??? Surprise!!!
Despite their northern location, the Nordic countries generally have a mild climate compared with other countries that share globally the same latitudes. The climate in Nordic countries is mainly influenced by their northern location, but remedied by the vicinity to the ocean and the Gulf stream which brings warm ocean currents from the tip of Florida. Even far to the north, the winters can be quite mild, though north of the polar circle, the climate zone is arctic with harsh winters & short summers. The sea has a heavy influence on the weather in the western coastal zones of Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The precipitation is high & snow cover during winters is rare. Summers are generally cool.
Uninhabitable icecaps & Glaciers comprise about half of this are, mostly in Greenland. Geography of Nordic countries is extremely varied. The area is so vast that it is situated on five time zones.To the east the region borders Russia & on the west the Canadian coastline can be seen from Greenland on a clear day.
Notable natural features of the Nordic countries include the Norwegian Fjords, the Archipelago sea between Finland & Sweden, the extensive volcanic & geothermal activity of Iceland, & Greenland which is the largest island in the world. The southernmost point of the Nordic countries is Gedser which is located on the island of Falster in Denmark. The northern most point is Kaffeklubben island in Greenland, which is also the northern most point of land on earth.
Dog Sledging- Greenland
Winters in Finland
Copenhagen- Denmark The Mermaid
Aurora Borealis- Iceland