I know many of you would love to travel to Europe but the thought of trying to communicate in a different language seems a bit daunting. So thanks to some feedback I’ve compiled a list of the 5 countries you can visit without speaking the national language.
Ok, so Scandinavia isn’t a country, it’s a region. However, the three countries that make Scandinavia are Sweden, Norway, and Finland. English is widely spoken in all of those countries and if you choose to visit you shouldn’t have any issues.
When I visited Denmark I didn’t even know how to say hi in Danish and I didn’t have to. Every place I went in Copenhagen I was greeted with people who spoke English. Whenever people would greet me or needed to ask me something they would speak in English with ease. It was amazing how many people spoke English!
I thought when I traveled to Athens and Santorini I would be lost since I didn’t speak Greek. I didn’t have a thing to worry about because everywhere I went people spoke English. From the small mom and pop shops to big hotels I was able to speak to everyone with ease.
Sometimes I think people of The Netherlands speak English better than Americans! You will have no issues getting around with your lack of Dutch skills. Everyone seems to speak English perfectly.
In both of these countries English is the official language. Not only do you have plenty of beauty and history to choose from but you can easily do it in English. In both Ireland and England they have very different accents than Americans so if you aren’t accustomed to hearing the differences that may be a bit difficult at first.
This is the only country I can’t vouch for personally but I have known travelers who have gone there and they haven’t had any trouble communicating in English while traveling.