Destination guide

Friendly Scandinavia will entice you

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

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Scandinavia

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

  • 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

Travelers 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Scandinavia

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

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.

Where to stay around Scandinavia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 28,972 vacation rentals near Scandinavia. From 23,051 Houses to 4,476 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Scandinavia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Scandinavia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Scandinavia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ireland: 5,145 vacation rentals
  • Edinburgh: 2,118 vacation rentals
  • North America: 595,153 vacation rentals
  • Iceland: 836 vacation rentals
  • Copenhagen: 679 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Scandinavia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Scandinavia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Scandinavia:

  • Edinburgh: 2,118 rentals
  • Copenhagen: 679 rentals
  • RVK: 390 rentals
  • Stockholm: 279 rentals
  • Glasgow: 498 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Scandinavia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Scandinavia are:

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI): 2,202 vacation rentals
  • Glasgow Airport (GLA): 678 vacation rentals
  • Letterkenny (LTR-Letterkenny Airfield): 116 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Scandinavia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Scandinavia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Edinburgh Castle: 2,203 rentals
  • Giant's Causeway: 231 rentals
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park: 2,112 rentals
  • Dunvegan Castle: 200 rentals
  • Portrush Beach: 239 rentals

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

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