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Scandinavian Countries

Scandinavist political movement in the 19th century gave rise to the conglomeration of Scandinavian countries. Located on Scandinavia peninsula, Scandinavia is commonly used for Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

Denmark :

Denmark is ranked as one of the happiest and relaxed country in the world. The booming economy and job market make it one of the favourite places to settle. Most of the world’s renowned companies have their European headquarter located here. Clean and green environment and the friendly Danish people make it easy to get adapted. Government of Denmark aims to become carbon dioxide neutral by 2050; hence cycling is adapted by most Danish. Well maintained cycling path and infrastructure has made 50% of Danish to cycle their way to job and study.
Languages: Danish, English
Capital: Copenhagen


Named as the “Land of Midnight Sun”, Norway is a beautiful and pollution free country. Robust economic growth and expanding job market attracts foreigners to settle here for study, work and retire. Norwegians are entitled for free medical services (minus dental) and education. Relaxed life-style and perfect work-life balance make Norway a perfect place to settle.
Languages: Norwegian, English
Capital: Oslo


Largest of the all of the Scandinavian countries in terms of land size and population, Sweden is a beautiful country with stable economy and job market. This is the home country to Volvo and Saab like industry leaders. Well balanced happy and prosperous life of Sweden motivates persons from different country to migrate. Country is a perfect blend of high technology and peaceful nature, progressive society with respect for traditions. Abundant economy and well covered social welfare make it easy for people to settle.
Languages: Swedish, English
Capital: Stockholm

Places to Visit in Scandinavia

Aurora Borealis, Norway:

Northern Lights are the spectacular and breathtaking natural lights event that takes place in October, February and March. Lights and its colours are ever changing, and weather plays a major factor in its viewing.

Oslo, Norway:

Land of music, science, art, history and culture, Oslo is Norway’s capital. It is well known for the Fire Museum, Royal Palace, and Brygge Wharf. Listen to the melodious music and relish the Norway cuisine. Vanish into the majestic and artistic fjords and bedazzling nature.

Oresund Bridge, Denmark, Sweden:

This 10 mile bridge connects Denmark and Sweden and is a must visit for every tourist. This bridge helps commute 60,000 travellers by car or train daily.

Island of Bornholm, Demark:

Breath-taking beaches, maintained bicycle paths and historic architecture are the most attractive and eye-catchy features of this beautiful Danish island. Named as the “Pearl of the baltic”, Bornholm is located on the Baltic Sea. Buses, bicycle and Danish taxis are the primary mode of transport in this beautiful island.

Copenhagen, Denmark:

Capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen is famous for castles, canals, gardens, shopping streets, museums, and natural scenic beauty. It is among the most happening cities in entire Europe. The city has a royal touch to its beauty and is the home town to world’s oldest monarchy. Must visit places are the Stroget, Tivoli, The Little Mermaid, Amalienborg castle and the beautiful beaches.

Stockholm, Sweden:

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden, spread over 14 islands. Magnificent public buildings, museums, palaces, gothic churches, and the rich history and culture will leave you amazed.

Visa Requirements for Scandinavian Countries:

All the Scandinavian countries are covered under the Schengen Visa agreement. People with a Schengen visa can visit any of the Scandinavia country.

Different type of Visas under Schengen Agreement:

1. Airport Transit Visa:

This visa is required to transit through the international zone and Schengen airport without venturing inside the Schengen territory

2. Transit Visa:

Get this visa for smooth transit of not more than 5 days through Schengen countries by car, couch or travelling through different airports on the way to other Schengen countries.

3. Short Stay Visa:

This visa is required for short stays up to a maximum of 90 days in a given 180 days period for tourism, business visits, meetings and conventions.

4. Circulation Visa:

Permits business visits with an invitation from any country under Schengen agreement. This visa has validity of 1 year minimum. Mostly aircrew members avail this visa for stay or visit to any Schengen country.

5. Long Stay Visa:

Long stays, i.e. stays of more than 3 months for study, work, retire, medical treatments etc require this visa.

A National ID is enough for EU citizens for visit to any of the Scandinavian countries while both Passport and Visa are required for non EU citizens.