Despite the cold climate, the Scandinavian people’s warmth is second to none – with a fascinating culture, unique cuisine and compelling folklore serving as the bedrock of the Scandinavian experience.

While ‘Scandinavia’ is used to signify the cultural similarities of Denmark, Norway and Sweden – the three kingdoms of the region – there’re still plenty of differences, even though people classify Scandinavia as including Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. But besides the captivating sights and shared culture each has to offer, you’ll find that they’re all unique in their own way. Norway is home to the highest population of Arctic reindeer herders; Denmark is a three-time winner of the ‘Happiest Country in the World’ competition; and Sweden has the ‘Donald Duck Party’ – the country’s ninth most popular political party.

In Finland, there’re nearly 100,000 islands; the majority of Iceland’s population believe that trolls, gnomes and elves may well exist; and 48,000 people from 77 different nationalities reside on the Faroe Islands. Those are just some of the countless examples of the wild, weird and wonderful that can only be found in Scandinavia. And with PTG, you can experience some of that magic first-hand via ‘The Grand Finland Circular Rail tour’, which visits Finland and parts of Sweden or join us on the awe-inspiring ‘Rail Wonders of Norway’ tour.

Rail & Cultural Journeys In Scandinavia