Travel Round-up: Nordic countries

travelIt was a family holiday to Iceland in 2007 which proved to be the catalyst for me to write a travel blog. I published a series of posts called ‘Mum’s Gone To Iceland’ and the name ‘Mum’s Gone To…’ then became my blog name. I have had an affinity for Nordic countries ever since, enjoying a two week fly-drive around Sweden plus city breaks to Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki. 

I asked BritMums readers to share their recent posts about Nordic countries and was delighted to hear back from so many bloggers who have fallen in love with these stylish, happy, beautiful countries. 


Copenhagen - Credit Kiddie Holidays

Photo credit: Kiddie Holidays


A blogger who introduced me to the delights of Denmark is Emma from A Bavarian Sojourn. It was while she was living in Copenhagen and writing her blog, A Scandinavian Sojourn, that we hooked up, I asked for tips about a trip we had planned, and we’ve been great friends ever since.

Our bloggers on the ground now are Erin from Oregon Girl Around the World  and Nadia who is Scandi Mummy: pull up a chair, make yourself a cup of coffee and wrap yourself up in Danish hygge. Then take a look at the following posts which will give you some travel inspiration about Copenhagen and beyond. 

Denmark for families: a Danish adventure visiting Copenhagen and Legoland – Kiddie Holidays 

A family Nordic Winter Wonderland – Way Too Much Luggage 

How to fall in love with Copenhagen – Untold Morsels

Cosy in Copenhagen at the Hilton – Munchies & Munchkins  

Travel tips and ideas for a weekend in Copenhagen – Mums Do Travel 

Copenhagen with young kids – Travelynn Family 


Beitostolen, Norway - Globalmouse Travels

Photo credit: Globalmouse Travels


Keeping it real in Norway is Vanessa who blogs at Snow in TromsoThere’s lots of advice here plus lots of tales from the chilly north. For more Norwegian inspiration, have a browse through the following posts.

Beitostolen, Norway: a guide, where to go, eat and stay – Globalmouse Travels

Moonlight skiing and other adventures – Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays 

A trip to Tonsberg in Norway – Tilly’s Travelling Telegram 

Fjord Norway: Flåm Railway, fjordsafari and Vatnahalsen Høyfjellshotell – Travel with the Pigeon Pair and Me

36 hours in Oslo with kids – Wander Mum 



Photo credit: Mum’s Gone To


Monika from Mum on the Brink is currently based in Uppsala so her new experiences of Sweden are shared with her readers. Kat has been blogging as An English Mamma in Stockholm for many years and has just started a new blog, The Kat Edit, but all her old posts are still there. Other bloggers have discovered that Stockholm is a fantastic city for families.

24 hours in Stockholm with kids – Mini Travellers 

Our visit to StockholmInside Out & About

The Venice of the North: All about visiting Stockholm with kids – Learning Escapes



Photo credit: Side Street Style


We visited Helsinki a couple of summers ago and found it the perfect city for a short break. Plus the food was fantastic. Here’s what other family travel bloggers thought of Stockholm and Lapland.

Santa’s Lapland ReviewParentshaped 

8 activities you will love in Lapland – Five Adventurers 

Top 10 things to do in Helsinki with kids – Side Street Style



Photo credit: My Travel Monkey


What can I say? I love Iceland – it’s like dipping into a geography text book and seeing all those physical wonders in one place. I’ll leave it to the bloggers here to share their love of this extraordinary country.

Everything you wanted to know about the Blue LagoonDiary of a Jewellery Lover

South West Iceland road trip between Keflavik airport and ReykjavikZena’s Suitcase

10 things I’ve learnt about Iceland – My Travel Monkey

Where we ate and where we stayed in Iceland – Foodie Quine

Finally, if you fancy seeing a few Nordic countries in one go, a Baltic cruise is worth considering –

What you see on a Baltic cruise and the surprises it brought usWandermust Family


Next month I don’t have a specific theme so let’s share lots of your recent holiday posts. Please tweet any links to @mumsgoneto or contact me via my blog, Mum’s Gone To… by 30 June 2017.

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About Trish Burgess

Trish Burgess started her blog ‘Mum’s Gone To…’ with a series of posts called ‘Mum’s Gone To Iceland’ where she was extremely ill on a whale-watching trip and thought she would die snow-mobiling on a glacier. Thankfully she survived and continued with less scary family trips: ‘Mum’s Gone To…Canada, Cyprus, Barcelona, Berlin etc. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne she now lives in South Lincolnshire and travels with her husband and occasionally with her son, who is now at university. Trish can be found on Twitter at @mumsgoneto

1 Comment

  1. 07 June 2017 / 20:32

    Thanks so much for including me Trish! What a fabulously comprehensive Scandinavian list! I cannot believe it’s been that long since we first became friends. Time goes so quickly! 🙂 x