Cabin Scandinavia

Are you looking to get away from it all? Do you want to escape from the city and head off the beaten track? Well, Scandinavia’s a great place to hole up in a remote cabin. Take a look at our offers for cabin Scandinavia and you will spend your vacation surrounded by wildlife. All the cabins are fully equipped, you will have an opportunity to drink your coffee while listening to the beautiful songs of the birds. You just have to book your cabin Scandinavia holiday and prepare your luggage! Enjoy as much as you can Scandinavian nature!

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Cabin Scandinavia

Are you looking to get away from it all? Do you want to escape from the city and head off the beaten track? Well, Scandinavia’s a great place to hole up in a remote cabin. Take a look at our offers for cabin Scandinavia and you will spend your vacation surrounded by wildlife. All the cabins are fully equipped, you will have an opportunity to drink your coffee while listening to the beautiful songs of the birds. You just have to book your cabin Scandinavia holiday and prepare your luggage! Enjoy as much as you can Scandinavian nature!

Flora and fauna of Hardangervidda National Park

The entire territory of Hardangervidda National Park is located above the treeline. The alpine climate of this national park is the reason for the presence on its territory of many species of arctic animals and plants, forming the southernmost populations and colonies in Europe.

The wild reindeer herds of Hardangervidda National Park are among the largest in the world, with approximately 8,000 animals in 2008. These herds migrate across the plateau throughout the year, moving from their winter pastures in the eastern part of Hardangervidda National Park, where they graze in lichen fields, to breeding sites in the more fertile western part of the plateau. The variable climate of the plateau influences the flora of Hardangervidda National Park, which is richer on the wetter western side of the plateau than on the drier eastern side. Most of the plateau is covered with coarse grasses, lichens and mosses, especially sphagnum.

During the climatic optimum of Holocin(9000-5000 years ago), the climate in this region was warmer, and large areas of the Hardangervidda National Park were covered with forests. This is evidenced by the significant deposits of well-preserved pine trees in the bogs above the treeline. If the predicted warming occurs, significant parts of Hardangervidda National Park will again be covered with forest.

Fauna of Svalbard

With a warm current, flocks of herring, halibut, cod and haddock come very close to this island, after which seals also come here: sea and greenland hares. On the pebble beaches right under the rocks, fanged, but clumsy walruses organize their rookeries, while in the open sea you can often see fountains of whales. By the way, there are still quite a lot of whales in the waters near Spitsbergen, even taking into account the fact that whaling fleets have been hunting here since the times of the Hudson and Barents. The main part is made up of beluga whales and killer whales, there is also the famous narwhal unicorn. The head of this whale ends in a sharp-pointed bone outgrowth 2 meters long, which looks very much like a horn. Historians say that Ivan the Terrible had a staff made of this twisted and very beautiful horn.

The main seal hunter, the polar bear, loves to visit the islands. This is the largest predator in the entire polar basin, and today it is under protection, but people are not afraid of humans at all. It also happens that encounters with these predators end very sadly for polar explorers, especially those who conduct research on distant islands.

On this archipelago, the musk ox, brought here from Greenland in the 20s of the last century, has taken root very well. These are mighty squat ungulates, covered with long, thick wool to the very ground, and herds of musk oxen have grown noticeably in recent years, this was facilitated by the fact that their main enemies, wolves, do not live on Svalbard. In the harshest winters, female musk oxen shelter their young under their warm belly, where in the fiercest blizzard it is always warm and cozy under the canopy of wool. Today there are more than a hundred musk oxen on Svalbard.

Spitsbergen has become an adornment of its wonderful bird colonies. Many tens of thousands of kittiwakes, cormorants, fulmars, guillemots, guillemots, puffins scurry about on the smallest ledges, on the sheer cliffs that break off into the sea. Predators - glaucous gulls soar over the rocks, looking out for the next prey.

There is enough fish in the local sea for both seagulls and seals, moreover, on the western coast, even in winter, under the influence of warm currents, the ice boundary forms a solid bend, it turns out, something like a bay with ice shores. In the old days, this bay was called the Bay of Whalers, because this was the main center of the whaling industry.

Activities

Since the earliest times, Scandinavia has been distinguished by its originality. Each of us knows the myths about the brave brutal Vikings who lived on these harsh shores and kept all nearby peoples in fear. These people were distinguished by unprecedented strength, courage, determination and courage, for this they were feared, no less than they were respected. The Vikings had their own gods - giants, the famous Odin and Thor, for example, as the main gods of Scandinavian mythology. These countries together, in addition, have a unique culture, distinctive traditions, each of them has many natural and architectural attractions.

This region cannot but surprise even seasoned travelers with its natural beauty. There are many mountain rivers and lakes, where a huge number of different-colored fish live, there are high mountains, with eternal snows on the peaks, I cannot but admire my majesty. It is the natural unique complexes that are the fraction that so attract tourists from all over the world to these parts. Local ski resorts are equally popular. They are the main places for tourists to visit, for recreation in winter, and the snow lies here for six months, which contributes to the successful development of this sport.

Local fishing is no less fascinating for tourists coming here. This hobby here will become not only fruitful, but also extremely exciting, especially since the sea near the Norwegian coast, even in cold winters, never freezes, which provides year-round access to fishing. In the local waters, perch, cod, salmon, herring, and other most valuable species of fish are found in huge quantities.

If you decide to visit this region on a tour, be sure to look into each of the countries. Since ancient times, these countries have had a distinctive cohesion, today they have the structure of separate states, and each of them has its own unique qualities.

Climate

Most of the territory of the Scandinavian Peninsula is located in the temperate zone, and the extreme north is in the subarctic zone. The peculiarities of the location of the Scandinavian mountains, which play a barrier role in relation to humid air masses coming from the Atlantic Ocean, as well as a significant meridional length, make the climate of the peninsula very diverse. In the west, thanks to the intense cyclonic circulation and the warming effect of the North Atlantic Current, the climate is maritime with mild winters, the average January temperature is from -4°C in the north to 2°C in the south, cool summers, abundant and relatively evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year 1000 - 3000mm per year.

In the upper belt of the Scandinavian mountains, the average January temperature is up to -16°С, in July from 6°С to 8°С; about 5000km² are covered with ice sheets, as well as mountain-valley glaciers. In the eastern part, the climate is temperate, transitional to continental; the average January temperature is from -15°С in the north to -3°С in the south, in July from 10°С in the north to 17°С in the south; precipitation is 300 - 800mm per year, but due to low evaporation, moisture here is almost everywhere sufficient or excessive, which led to a significant swampiness of the territory. The river network of the peninsula is dense; rivers are predominantly short, abounding, turbulent, possessing the largest reserves of hydropower in Western Europe. The largest rivers are Glomma, Klarrelven - Gyota-Elv, Tourneelven, Dalelven. In the basins of tectonic origin, reworked by ancient glaciers, there are many lakes, the largest are Venern, Vettern, and Mälaren.