- from Europe
If you like cold weather, you’ll love Northern Europe. The southernmost point in this region is north of the northernmost point in the United States (except Alaska).
The northernmost points lie within the Arctic Circle. In the Arctic north, the summer sun doesn’t set. It’s no wonder this region is often called the “land of the midnight sun.” Prehistoric glaciers have left their mark on the craggy coastlines and deep gorges in the landscape of Northern Europe.
Within this part of the continent are the countries of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. Together, they form a region known as Scandinavia. The Sámi, Europe’s only recognized Indigenous (Native) peoples, live in the northern reaches of Scandinavia. Here, too, you can see the northern lights, or aurora borealis, every fall and spring.