United States to Scandinavia: top destinations and travel information
SAS Scandinavian Airlines is the reliable choice for comfortable and competitively priced flights to Scandinavia, Europe and beyond. SAS offers nonstop flights from the United States to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm with easy connecting flights to Helsinki and local airports in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines is consistently ranked among the most punctual airlines in the world, and comfort onboard is top-of-the-line. Start your trip right and arrive relaxed, on time, ready to enjoy and explore the Nordic countries.
While unique and very distinctive, the countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden share many characteristics. They are modern, prosperous, family-friendly, environmentally conscious countries with thousands of years of history behind them and an eye on the future. Almost everyone speaks English in addition to their mother tongue.
The capital cities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm each offers a wealth of things to see and do, but they remain manageable in size with walkable, historical downtowns.
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The happiest people in the world! According to surveys, this title belongs to the inhabitants of the kingdom of Denmark. Visit Denmark to share in the joy – with all your senses. The capital of Copenhagen is a culinary “hot spot.” The Michelin two-starred Noma restaurant is the front-runner of this city’s range of world-class restaurants. Twice in a row, Noma has been voted number one on San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants list – this is considered one of the highest accolades in the culinary world. New Nordic Cuisine is the name of this winning concept: using the finest local ingredients in innovative new ways. The idea of New Nordic can be applied to all of Copenhagen: In this historic Scandinavian city – home to the oldest monarchy in Europe, beautiful castles and period buildings – you’ll find a modern, sophisticated lifestyle, wonderful museums, world-famous Danish design and architecture – and lots of smiling, easygoing people.
It’s easy to get from Copenhagen to other cities in Denmark. Odense – fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen’s city of birth and Denmark’s third largest city – is a 1.5 hour train ride from Copenhagen. The two largest cities in Jutland, Aarhus and Aalborg, are just a short SAS flight away.
With majestic fjords, amazing waterfalls, and glacier-glazed, snow-capped mountains, Norway is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The breathtakingly lovely landscape can easily be explored by ferry, rail, bus tour, or rental car. Norway is also one of the richest countries in the world, partly due to its natural oil and gas resources, and Norwegians enjoy a very high standard of living. In the sophisticated capital of Oslo you’ll find an abundant selection of world-class museums. The Viking Ship Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum and a living history museum with a 155-house village offer something for history buffs, casual visitors and children alike. View the famous painting “The Scream” at the National Gallery, and walk among more than 200 outdoor sculptures at the popular, free Vigeland Sculpture Park. Other highlights include a guided tour of the elegant Royal Palace (summer only) and a visit to the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet. The spectacular waterfront Opera House opened in 2008 – and you are allowed to walk on the roof of the building.
Many of Norway’s tourist attractions and larger cities – Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Kristiansand, Tromsø and others – are located along the country’s long coastline and can easily be reached with a SAS flight from Oslo.
Sweden is the largest of the Scandinavian countries and perhaps the most well-known, not least for companies such as Volvo, Ikea and Ericsson. The Swedish capital of Stockholm is sometimes referred to as no less than “the capital of Scandinavia.” Spread across 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, and with a 24,000 isles archipelago on its Baltic Sea doorstep, it is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. For the visitor, Stockholm is a smorgasbord of things to see and do: from the cobblestoned, vibrant Old Town, the impressive Royal Palace, interesting museums and great attractions to edgy fashion, topnotch design and a first-rate club and music scene. Stockholm is a truly cosmopolitan city with shopping and gastronomy that rivals the best.
From Stockholm, SAS offers convenient connections to many other cities in Sweden, including Gothenburg, the fifth-largest city in the Nordic countries. Gothenburg is known for its beauty, great shopping and friendliness and as an important center for shipping, trade and industry.
Endless forests interspersed with over 180,000 lakes. More than 170,000 small and large islands. Finland is beautiful and full of contrasts. In snowy Lapland in the north you can encounter a herd of reindeer, meet Arctic indigenous Sami people, and watch the amazing “northern lights” cross the night sky in green waves. In the capital of Helsinki in the south, “cool” is more often a phrase used to refer to the city’s art, design, music and cultural events. Established as a trading town in 1550, Helsinki downtown was rebuilt during years of Russian influence to resemble St. Petersburg. Today, the city is raved about for its excellent cafes, design boutiques, museums and architecture. This seaside city is surrounded by hundreds of tiny islands. From May to September, there is a ferry service to the idyllic islands where you’ll find stylish gourmet restaurants as well as local favorite places to dine during the crayfish season. Many restaurants are located in historic places with magnificent views.
From Helsinki, SAS - through its wholly owned subsidiary BLUE1 - offers convenient flights to the Finnish cities of Vaasa, Kuopio, Oulu, Kuusamo and Kittilä.
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