Scandinavia & Baltic: The Bucket List
Scandinavia & Baltic: Travel Facts
Main International Airports: Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Vilnius, Riga, Reykjavik.
Currency: Russian rubles (dollars and euros widely accepted at souvenir shops in St. Petersburg). Swedish krona. Danish krone. Icelandic krona. All others: Euros.
Population: Sweden: 9,500,000. Denmark: 5,600,000. Iceland: 300,000. Norway: 5,000,000. Finland: 5,400,000. Estonia 1,300,000: Lithuania: 3,200,000. Latvia: 2,000,000.
Capitals: Stockholm, Sweden. Oslo, Norway. Copenhagen, Denmark. Moscow, Russia. Vilnius, Lithuania. Riga, Latvia. Tallinn, Estonia. Reykjavik, Iceland.
Climate: Moderate summers, cold and snowy winters. “White Nights” (daylight almost all night long, depending on how far north you are) around the summer solstice. Dark winters.
Languages: Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish (also spoken in Sweden), Estonian (closely related to Finnish), Lithuanian, Latvian, Icelandic, Russian. English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
More facts: Russia requires visas for Americans and Canadians.: Russian Visa information. All other countries except Norway and Iceland are members of the EU: None require Americans or Canadians to have tourist visas.
Time zone: Standard time for Norway, Denmark, Sweden = UTC + 1. Finland and Baltic States = UTC + 2. St Petersburg area: UTC + 3. Iceland = UTC. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.