Despite the January chill, most of us are feeling motivated and ready to take on the months ahead! We can’t believe how fast January has gone, and are already very much looking forward to brighter days, increasing temperatures and the first sight of a blooming landscape! If you’re planning a short break abroad in the next couple of months – keep planning! Not only is it off-peak and quiet tourist-wise, it’s cheaper and there’s so much to see. We’ve looked to Scandinavia for inspiration on exciting things to do in the next three months as the landscape wakes up into spring!
February in Scandinavia shows off the frostiness of late winter perfectly. Be prepared for the cold to continue longer than here in the UK! Temperatures are often below zero still, at an average of -7 to 1 Celsius! In Sweden the daylight hours are between 4 and 6 hours a day – so we suggest getting your ‘Hygge’ on and snuggle close to a fire and relax! It doesn’t mean February is lacking events, though; as there is the chance to experience lots of snow sports and activities. Scandinavian Dreams have plenty of ski resorts to get your adrenaline going! For a more relaxing time it is always a good idea to visit around Valentine’s Day to celebrate with loved ones amongst magical surroundings. We love this Finnish romantic winter cabin (complete with sauna). If you want more info on Valentine’s Day in Scandinavia, we’ll be writing a blog post soon, so watch this space!
March is great for traveling without the tourist crowd. The days are lighter, warmer and there is the opportunity to see the early blooms of spring from mid to late March. The Northern Lights are still viewable and make a wonderful experience on a break away from home. Click here to see Norway’s Northern Lights experiences and learn more about the beautiful phenomenon! In March Sweden holds the annual ‘Malmö Öl & Whisky festival’ – which is ideal for tasting lots of warming drinks to battle the chilly weather! The coming of Easter also means lots of traditional sweet treats and events will be on, and a ‘Waffle day’ too – not to be missed!
April in Scandinavia really kicks off the Spring-time weather. It is ideal to see the beautiful landscapes and countryside in the spring sunshine! Layers are still needed, and tough boots and waterproofs if you’re planning on a hike or spring country walk! We would love to visit the Faroe Islands or Lofoten Islands, perfect to watch the landscapes bloom! Easter is as big in Scandinavia as it is in the UK, but expect a few alternative approaches to tradition! Expect ‘Easter Witches’ in Sweden, Easter Saturday bonfires in Finland and an abundance of egg dishes in Norway!
Sound good? We’ve already made a list of places we want to visit! Check out our Pinterest board for more Scandi Spring inspiration!
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about Spring in Scandinavia!