Scandinavia consists of the kingdoms of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The capitals of the three countries are Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. The people of Scandinavia share common bonds wrought by their Nordic geography, culture and history. It sets their world apart – and is poised to inspire yours. Throughout Scandinavia world-class design and architecture embrace the depth of human potential.
Challenge yourself with a Nordic activity that defines bravery in all new ways. Enjoy snowmobiling, dog-sledding, hot-air ballooning, speed-boating or a tour with an ice-breaker. For a more relaxed activity the countries offer cosy manor houses and castles, private islands and secluded getaways.
Norway is internationally known for Edvard Grieg, the fjords, the 17th of May and the Nobel Peace Prize. Sweden is internationally known for ABBA, the Dalecarlian Horses, IKEA and Midsummer celebrations. Denmark is internationally known for the fairy tales of H C Andersen, film director Lars von Trier, Georg Jensen design, and the Roskilde Festival.
All three countries are known for their environmental thinking and work. The 2008 Environmental Performance Index puts Norway in second place and Sweden in third place, after Switzerland. Denmark has historically taken a progressive stance on environmental preservation; in 1971 Denmark established a Ministry of Environment and was the first country in the world to implement an environmental law in 1973. Stockholm is the Environment Capital of Europe in 2010.
All three countries offer excellent choices for your next meeting, incentive, congress or event!