Why you should travel to the Northern parts of Europe

In spring, every family I know starts thinking about what they’re going to do in the summer holidays. They think about Italy, France, Spain, America, Croatia and a lot of other countries, but I don’t often hear that people want to go to the northern countries like Sweden, Iceland and Norway. How come? Let’s take Iceland as an example.

Despite the fact that it’s pretty expensive to go there, I cannot see one reason why people shouldn’t want to travel to Iceland. I can’t think of one country that I somehow actually fell in love with more than Iceland! It’s natural beauty is truly stunning, you can see so many things you will never be able to see in Austria, like volcanoes, beautiful but completely different mountains than in Austria, like “Landmannalaugar“ and then there is this hot water which comes from underneath the ground, I’m sure you’ve heard about it.

However, one reason why people from Austria don’t want to travel to the northern parts of Europe is because it’s “too cold” and in summer they just want to relax on a beach. I mean, of course it’s colder in the North than in the South, but to give an opposing argument, the sun is shining to almost three in the morning! There is nothing more beautiful than watching the sun go down at three in the morning sitting in a hot tub which is very popular for Icelandic families, often placed outside in the garden, while drinking a glass of orange juice!

For myself, I don’t like staying on the beach all day, I can’t possibly think of something more boring. It can be very nice for some hours though, but I am one of these persons who always have to move and see something, I prefer using the time to see the beautiful places the world is offering us to explore.

So, if you want to discover these treasures our world can show us, I would take the chance and maybe think about planning a trip to Iceland or another Northern country to see different and stunning parts of Europe. Ones other than the Croatian beach you spend your time every summer. I promise you won’t regret it!

3 thoughts on “Why you should travel to the Northern parts of Europe”

  1. Dear Marlene,
    Your blog entry is really good. The topic is very interesting and you made me want to visit the northern parts of Europe soon. Island sounds really fascinating and I will definetily go to island some day in the future.
    I liked your post and I hope that I am going to read a new post from you soon because all of them are great!

  2. Dear Marlene,
    you´ve done a great job! You wrote an excellent text and it contains rich vocabulary.

    I totally agree with you that the northern part of Europe is as worth seeing as the South. I have always wanted to go to Iceland (and also Scandinavie) – I only heard and saw wonderful things of it.

    I´m exactly like you! I don´t like laying on the beach all day, I prefer being productive and explore new things!

    Maybe you could have talked a little bit more about your experiences there and share some photos with us.
    But otherwise I have nothing to criticise.


  3. Dear Marlene,
    Your blog entry is really great, you chose a very interesting topic and you used a great writing stile.
    I myself have been to Iceland and Denmark, and we´ve some friends who live in Iceland.
    In my opinion the reason that people don´t go there in the summer is that the whether is very unstable and like you already said it´s quite cold. The last reason is that people always get confronted with ocean, beach and similar but never with the Nordic countries.

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