Vikings were known for their heavy drinking, and, despite continuing government efforts to eradicate the demon drink, through heavy taxation, today's Scandinavians continue this tradition. Bring in your full tax exemption benefits, if you plan to deal with, as in Norway, you can expect to pay up to 60 kroner (€ 9) per pint of beer at the pub, while Sweden and Finland are not far behind. To reduce the pain, it is common to start drinking at home before heading out of the parties. In the drinking age is 18 years old in all Scandinavian countries, but many bars and clubs have their own age limits.
The main tipples are the type of beer and vodka distilled spirits called brännvin, including grasses theme akvavit. Spirits, as drunk as latches (pron. "shnapps"), or ice from a shot glass.
In the kitchen all the Scandinavian countries are very similar, although each country has its own signature dishes. Seafood features prominently on the restaurant menu, but beef, pork and chicken are more common in many everyday dishes. Potato is the main power supply, often simply boiled, but before the mashed potatoes, potato salad and much more. Spices are used sparingly, but the greens are being used to highlight the ingredients.
Famous pan-Scandinavian dishes include:
Herring, especially the pickled
Meatballs, served with potatoes, berries and cream sauce
Salmon, especially smoked or salt cured (gravlax)
Buffet, a popular option with the meal bread, herring, smoked fish, cold reduction and more
Bread comes in dozens of varieties, with dark, heavy rye bread specialties, and Scandinavian pastries so well known that the word "Danish" even has been imported into English.
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Denmark, directly connected to the mainland road network. From Denmark, you can go to Sweden for the Öresund Bridge. There are also many ferry connections from Denmark, most of them have cars. The only alternative to terrestrial Öresund bridge to travel to Russia through Finland and Norway. Save a few locations of the normal roads, you can drive all the way to Stockholm and Oslo on a highway in Germany, but keep in mind that the charges against two Danish motorway bridges have to be that in Sweden are severe, and you can easily save money in taking a more direct route to the ferry. Almost all the Scandinavian roads free of charge, but in some large cities (mainly Stockholm) have introduced congestion charges in motion in the center, and some have bridges and tunnels to levy taxes to pay for their construction.
Speed limits are uniform, 50kph in towns and 80kph on rural roads, unless otherwise indicated. Motorways range from 100 in Norway, Sweden, 110, 120 in Finland to 130 in Denmark, once again, unless other speed limits marked. Keep in mind that while the Scandinavians consistently ignoring speed limits, fines are heavy, and if you do not enjoy the high Scandinavian wages, they will feel even more abrupt, so that you, in fact, likely to be gambling with your holiday budget. Speeding in urban areas is considered a serious offense, and there are many unmarked automatic speed traps set in these areas.
Winter driving skills needed through the years when the roads treacherously slippery, winter tires are mandatory and the speed is limited.
Due to the large distances and the water around the most northern areas, the aircraft is often the most effective way to get in the Nordic countries. All major cities have international airports, and even smaller cities such as Haugesund and Alesund serve some international flights. Almost all European airlines service the Scandinavian airports.
SAS Scandinavian Airlines  (Denmark, Norway Sweden) - Scandinavia's largest carrier and the flag carrier of all 3 countries, the main sites is the Copenhagen and Stockholm airports.
Chicago, Seattle, Washington, New York, Dubai, Delhi, Bangkok, Beijing and Tokyo
Finnair  (Finland) - Finland flag carrier, flew out of my main base in Helsinki, with a strong presence on the Asian routes.
New York, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka
Icelandair  (Iceland) - The use of its strategic location halfway between Europe and North America maintain a strong presence on North American routes.
Minneapolis-St Paul, Orlando, Boston, New York, Toronto, Halifax
Atlantic Airways  (Faroe Islands) - Flies to many areas in the North Atlantic, including Britain, Greenland and Iceland.
In addition, regional airlines, and there are serveral major international airline that offers direct routes to Scandinavia. Singapore Airlines and China Eastern flights to Copenhagen, Air China and Qatar Airways in Stockholm, while U.S. Airways, PIA (Pakistan), Thai, Delta and Continental Airlines all the services of several intercontinental routes in Scandinavia. Alternative low-cost airlines in the region include Blue1 , in Finland, Norway , in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, Cimber sterling , in Denmark and Iceland Express  in Iceland. All these airlines have routes, one of London's airports, and therefore London is a good starting point if you can find a cheaper flight, which is often the case. Many of the low-cost airlines, the main service routes between the cold of Scandinavia and the Mediterranean sun, so you can often find bargain flights from Spain, Italy, etc.
Because of the high-latitude, summer nights are very short and in the northern part of even the midnight sun in summer. While in the central part of Scandinavia (Oslo-Stockholm-Copenhagen triangle) more densely populated, vast areas in the north and in the mountains, almost all human. Sweden is one of the largest in Europe in terms of area, as well as the size of Germany, Norway, despite its modest population of about 4.5 million people. Because of this, space, light and nature are the key characteristics of Scandinavia (except Denmark).
Despite the high latitudes of the central part, the Nordic countries have a mild climate, at least, much warmer than would be expected at this latitude. Northern subarctic climate, while southern and coastal areas have a temperate climate. Denmark and the coastal areas in southern Norway, Iceland and Sweden, the Western experience only occasionally in winter frost and snow. During the summer in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, a nice warm day with temperatures of 15 to 30 degrees C. In the mountains and along the west coast, the weather tends to be more unstable. Finland has the most stable sunny weather in summer. In general, deep down, the greater the difference between summer and winter. The Baltic side, in general, colder than winter in the North Sea. Norway and western Atlantic islands have the lowest difference between summer and winter.