Top Tips

  • Think carefully about what time of year you want to visit, as the region offers something very different in each season.
  • Baltic night ferries add extra sightseeing time to your trip, but day ferries let you appreciate the beauty of the archipelagos.
  • Renting a cottage for a couple of nights is a top way of appreciating the region's natural beauty and peaceful landscapes.
  • The more remote the region, the fewer the public transport connections: budget extra days in these areas.
  • Reserve ahead in Iceland particularly; accommodation gets very stretched in summer.
  • Booking trains ahead can save you plenty. Look out for weekend discounts at hotels and lunchtime specials in restaurants too.