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Many people aspire to travel the beautiful Scandinavian countries including, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, visiting can be a considerable expense. Travel to these countries is based on the fact that the cost of living is so high. One of the best ways to explore these countries is by taking a cruise or excursion. But how to do so when you’re on a budget can prove to be very difficult.

Luckily, there are many ways you can make your trip as budget friendly and inexpensive as possible but following a few tips from other travelers. Here we will explore some of the ways you can make sure to not miss out on a great vacation to the countries of Scandinavia.

One great way to reduce the costs of viewing sites is by refraining from taking guided tours. Most often, these tours can take you to places that aren’t necessarily what you are looking for and outside of the typical sites and attractions. It can be great to rent a bike or do your research and explore what you are mainly looking for on your own.

Hikes can also be a great way to view sites and see the different landscapes of each country. Different bus tours will be at a much higher cost, but a small fee is all that may be needed to take a hike among woods and lakes. A few places to make sure to do on foot are the Norway fjords, Floyen funicular, Geiranger, and Flams mountain railway. You don’t want to miss out on seeing some of these beautiful countries by foot and create an experience not to forget.

One of the biggest money pits in traveling is the food. A lot of tourists love to sit down and eat at excellent restaurants which takes up a lot of time and money. Many cities such as Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Stockholm offer a wide variety of less pricey food markets where you can get your food on the go and not miss out on seeing the sites. Not only do you get a cheaper meal, but you also get to experience food like the locals in each of these cities.

No one wants to miss out on a travel experience because of the added expenses. One of the best ways to ensure you stick to your budget is by doing your research ahead of time and limiting extra costs when you can to create memories that will last a lifetime.