Destination guide

Friendly Scandinavia will entice you

The northern lights and glaciers provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Scandinavia. This city's skiing, golfing and coffee shops attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and walkable location. For a bit of culture, visit Munch Museum, Oslo Opera House or Viking Ship Museum. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Scandinavia

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Travellers enjoy Scandinavia for its skiing, golfing and taking an adventure tour. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Scandinavia a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Are Bjornen Children's Ski Area (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Are Ski Resort (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Are Cable Car (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Trillevallen Ski Resort (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Are Golf Club (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Nulltjarnarna Lake (22.9 mi / 36.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Scandinavia

Travellers enjoy Scandinavia for its northern lights and glaciers. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Scandinavia. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Froa Mines (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Helgesjön (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Are Beach (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Tannforsen Waterfall (18.7 mi / 30.2 km)
  • Nulltjarnarna Lake (22.9 mi / 36.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Scandinavia

The nearest airport is in Ostersund (OSD-Are), located 39 mi (62.7 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Järpen Station, Undersåker Station and Åre Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of Scandinavia by jumping on the metro at Vestli T-Bane, Stovner T-Bane or Rommen T-Bane.

How many holiday rentals are available around Scandinavia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 13,836 holiday lettings around Scandinavia. From 9,552 houses to 2,270 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Scandinavia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Scandinavia. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • United Kingdom: 88,231 holiday homes
  • Edinburgh: 1,806 holiday homes
  • Yorkshire: 7,455 holiday homes
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 1,953 holiday homes
  • England: 66,716 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Scandinavia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Scandinavia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Scandinavia with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Edinburgh: 1,806 holiday lettings
  • Whitby: 1,917 holiday lettings
  • Ambleside: 1,918 holiday lettings
  • Windermere: 1,417 holiday lettings
  • Penrith: 2,320 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Scandinavia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Scandinavia are:

  • Belfast International Airport (BFS): 344 self catering accommodations
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI): 1,905 self catering accommodations
  • Letterkenny (LTR-Letterkenny Airfield): 110 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Scandinavia? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Scandinavia. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ambleside: 1,918 holiday rentals
  • Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo: 1,482 holiday rentals
  • Aberdeen: 148 holiday rentals
  • Kielder Water and Forest Park: 254 holiday rentals
  • Reykjavík: 427 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Scandinavia listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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