From lone ranger nature trips to quiet coffee shops, Scandinavia is actually one of the best places for introverts to escape the hustle and bustle of life and enjoy the little things. Encompassing Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, Scandinavia is a region vast in culture, nature and quaintness. Known for its “cool weather”, “renowned minimalist design”, and “local artisan-enhanced menus,” it truly is an introvert’s home base.


A Bookworms Heaven

According to CI Azumano’s Travel Tips and Facts, “Scandinavians publish more books (per capita) yearly than any other area,” and so it is no surprise that there is more than one astounding library located within the area. One of the newest libraries located in Norway is the Vennesla library, whose “geometrical building incorporates high-standard energy-saving solutions while at the same time maintaining an almost organic, cozy feel”. The building also serves as a cultural center that hosts live events.


History of the Land

While reading books is the perfect relaxing, introvert activity, there are plenty of other activities for introverts in Scandinavia which are much more physical and allow you to actually see the sites. A captivating tale of history and a breathtaking view await along the coast of Northern Sweden, where the world’s highest coastline can be found.  The High Coast World Heritage Site is where “you can see a full display of the unique consequences of the dramatic land uplift that has taken place in the area after each Ice Age”. The land holds over 10,000 years of land uplift, and therefore 10,000 years of new unique backdrops which viewers get to experience; all the while imagining the shifts which may happen 10,000 more years from now.



According to, Sweden is within the top 10 introverted countries in the world due to Swedes “desire for social autonomy” and “positive attitudes towards loneliness”. That’s why Sweden’s capital Stockholm, bustling with life and plenty of extroverted activities, may still be one of the best places an introvert can find themselves. Some of the most fascinating activities an introvert may find themselves driven to in Stockholm are: Stockholm Metro Art Gallery, Stockholm lightower and the Stockholm Observatory. Enjoy the Stockholm lightower with nothing other than your cell phone, “amateur painters of light who want to make their temporary mark on the Stockholm skyline can choose which floor they would like to color and then create a custom color using a mixable RGB interface”.



Stockholm isn’t the only capital of a Scandinavian region which holds activities for introverts. Whether it be for the love of art or the love of an uninterrupted beer, introverts should happily flock to Copenhagen. Art takes place in all forms around the capital, but one of the most prominent venues for music lovers is Jazzhouse. With not one, but two stages, there are ‘several concerts held by Danish and international artists take place throughout the year.’ The second stage only hosts 90 people to provide a more quaint space for those not wanting to push through a crowd. If grabbing a beer after the show with close friends sounds great but crowded bars on a Friday night sounds like death, you can rest assured there will be some great neighborhood alleys hosting quaint kickbacks. Some go-to spots from local advice include, Kafe Falken and The Barking Dog.



The life of an introvert can be hard sometimes. We want to curl up with a good book and maybe escape into the landscape for a weekend, but finding your way around a whole new region can be anxiety inducing at the least. For some of the best tips and practical travel must-knows, check out CI Azumano Travel.