It’s Friday, June 2nd. Which means that we’re already 6 months into 2017. What better way to take your mind off the fact that the year is already almost halfway over, than by visiting one of the best travel destinations of this month – the North of Europe, or more precisely, Scandinavia.
It may seem like an odd choice, but with temperatures between 10°C (50°F) and 20°C (70°F) and the natural spectacle of the Midnight Sun taking place, Norway, Sweden and Finland are amongst the top travel destinations in June.
To give you an insight into the beauty of living in Scandinavia, we’ve selected 3 real estate gems currently available for sale on JamesEdition.

Kirkkoummi, Finland – $4,769,000

The first stop on our Scandinavia tour is Finland. Just 40 minutes away from the country’s capital Helsinki, you’ll find this gorgeous villa. The main complex as well as the adjacent sauna building were designed by the architect Iiro Mikkola. Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s beach house at Jamaica, Mikkola has combined Italian design and the natural beauty of Finland’s island into 4,780 sq ft living area on a 72,000 sq ft property.
Sonos music equipment in each room, a wine cellar, roof covered outdoor Jacuzzi and private water edge with two docks available are all part of this luxury property.
If we got you hooked on Finland, you can browse more real estate listings here.

Furusund, Sweden – $2,520,000

If a private waterfront doesn’t reach your expectations of privacy, you will love the next property in Sweden. Accessible by a private bridge only, this 49,000 sq ft private island comes with a landscaped quay, concrete pool, garage with boathouse, two guest cottages and an outdoor jacuzzi.
The main building is a typical 1960’s private home which has been tastefully restored with lavish materials in all of its features. Its light and airy floor plan includes a large sitting room with magnificent sweeping views of Furusund Bay.
If you’d like to invest in something more classic, you can have a look at all our listings in Sweden here.

Geilo, Norway – $5,610,000

Last but not least we’re taking you to Geilo, Norway. Geilo is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious locations for those seeking peace, privacy and a privileged lifestyle throughout all seasons. This one-of-a-kind home is located 245 km north-west from the country’s capital Oslo on the main highway to Bergen, where you can enjoy all kinds of summer activities such as golf, fishing and horseback riding as well as relaxing in one of Norway’s most famous health spas.
The main house comes with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms as well as an extensive terrace and jacuzzi – perfect for summertime barbeques. The architectural heritage of Norway is reflected in the house in elements such as the wood-work and handmade stone-work in traditional style while providing every modern convenience. All in all, it is a property of great comfort and outstanding aesthetic value.
And the fun doesn’t end after the month of June: when summer is gone, you’ll be able to observe the spectacular Northern lights from September to April – so owning a home in Scandinavia comes in handy all year round!
By Vanessa Löffler

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