About Routes North

The first independent travel guide to Scandinavia

Travel guide to Sweden

Routes North is an independent travel guide covering Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Founded in 2014, its aim is simple: to help travellers get the most out of a trip to the region regardless of their budget. No messing about – just helpful, honest travel advice.

Unlike the vast majority of publications writing about Scandinavia, we do not take free stuff or discounts on travel services. Why? Because it means we’re free to say what we really think.

All of the hotels, restaurants and attractions reviewed on this website have been visited in person, anonymously. Routes North was started by the British journalist Steve Vickers, who has worked on more than 15 guidebooks across Europe and Asia and has spent the past eight years exploring Scandinavia. The site now attracts more than 130,000 unique users a month. Want to say hi? Contact us via Twitter or send us an email at: hello [at] routesnorth.com