Scandanavia has always captured my imagination as a place to visit. In New Zealand we are an island with a temperate climate where seasons move seamlessly from on to the other – and where we can famously have 4 seasons in one day. Scandanavia in contrast seems a land of seasonal extremes, the snowclad land of the midnight sun has a magic as well as the long summer days.
Trips to the Scandanavia region for women travellers
– last time I looked there were 23 trips for women in the Scandanavia region on WomenTravel.info
Sights and Souls Travel has both winter and summer trips for women in Norway – in February and in August. Iceland has trips for women: famously referred to as Ice and Fire, Iceland not only boast some great horse trekking, but also thermal pools and glaciers.
If you are travelling to Iceland independently, there are two excellent local companies who can help with your planning, and be your local guide. There are 5 womens tour companies based in Scandanavia, and include Äksyt Ämmät and Women Adventure Travel Sweden
Johanna and Katharina are both from Germany, living in Northern Sweden since 2007 and founded 8 Seasons 4 Women – Sweden. Here they found their passion for the Arctic Nature and for the incredible sled dogs. In 2018 they started MI.EKO BASECAMP at their homestead at the Arctic Circle in Lapland. You can experience a great mixture of nature-based activities at MI.EKO BASECAMP.
According to Wikipedia, the term “Scandinavia” is commonly used for Denmark, Norway and Sweden, the term “Nordic countries” is used unambiguously for Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland, including their associate. Greenland is associated with Denmark, but is not commonly seen as part of Scandinavia. While Scandinavia extends north of the Arctic Circle, it has relatively mild weather for its latitude due to the Gulf Stream.