Summer in Scandinavia outfits

Dressing for the summer in Scandinavia

Forget the Northern Lights, it’s now summer time in Scandinavia. The months of May to July is when you get to experience almost a 24 hours of daylight, plus the Midnight Sun – yep the sun doesn’t set!

Before you imagine summer weather that’s similar to Australia, visiting Scandinavia will remind you that ‘summer’ is just a relative term.

Summer in Scandinavia outfits

While the weather is certainly warmer (no more sub-zero temperatures), that doesn’t mean you won’t shiver! Here’s how you should dress when you’re in Scandinavia in the summer:

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Pulpit Rock Hike Norway

Conquering Norway’s Pulpit Rock hike

Pulpit Rock Hike Norway

Hiking up the Pulpit Rock was on our to-do list since day 1 of planning our trip. The hike showed us the breathtaking landscapes and views that are characteristic of Norway, and I’m glad we made the decision to do it. Hiking is a must-do when you’re in Norway!

Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock

Pulpit Rock Stavanger Norway Pulpit Rock Stavanger Norway

The Pulpit Rock is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway, where the huge plateau (approximately 600 square metres!) sits 604 metres over the beautiful Lysefjord. You get an amazing bird’s eye view of the fjord from the plateau, while being able to dangle your feet over the cliff – if you dare to, of course.

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Öland Sweden summer holiday

Travel guide to Öland: Sweden’s summer haven

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Öland is the second largest island in Sweden, and is well-known to be a popular destination in the summer. Holiday resorts, outdoor campsites, castles, nature reserves and beaches are some of the best Öland has to offer.

Scandinavians love their summer months, especially since a summer’s day can have more than 20 hours of daylight! Öland is a great summer vacation spot that are popular among both locals and tourists, and here is a travel guide to tell you how to make your own visit there!

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Why cruising is the best way to travel Norway

You can travel Norway by car, train, or even plane. You can also travel across the country on a cruise, which allows you to witness the breathtaking landscapes and fjords of this largely coastal nation.

Over the Scandinavian summer in June, my family and I enjoyed a 6D5N voyage with the Hurtigruten, Norway’s most iconic cruise, from the port of Kirkenes to Bergen. While it wasn’t the ‘road trip by the fjords’ I had pictured for Norway, the entire voyage proved to be just as breathtaking and memorable.

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