About Us

Welcome to Scandia World Travel, Inc., your full service travel agency. Among others our credentials include Ice-Agent (Iceland Specialist), Elite Norwegian Coastal Voyage agent (Hurtigruten) and Commodore agent with Cunard and Princess Cruise Lines. Traditionally we have specialized in travel arrangements to Scandinavia, Russia, Eastern Europe and cruises everywhere, but as our families grew, our niche grew and now we are proud to be a family travel and luxury specialists too all around the world!
Scandia World Travel, Inc. has been rated 100% in customer satisfaction in Yelp, Angie’s List and the Washington DC Consumer Checkbook many many years in a row.

Bon Voyage…

Who We Are


Sari is an avid “old stone” enthusiast as her mother so fondly described (read: archeologist).
She was supposed to study international business but her 8 months in USA messed up her plans and she’s been working with Scandia since 1993.
She loves her Finnish husband, 2 and a half kids (2 own and 1 step aka bonus), 3 cats, sun, palm trees, history and good wine.
Her favorite trips have been to Abu Simbel in Egypt, Macchu Picchu in Peru, trans-Siberian rail trip and Patagonia with Cape Horn as well as the almost yearly trip to the Mexican/Caribbean palm beaches.
Still in her bucket list are a South African safari, Galapagos Islands, New Zealand and the list goes on..
She saw the Northern lights for the very first time in October of 2018, from the steps of her summer cottage patio, for a Finn this is a pretty interesting fact.


Taina is an enthusiastic hill/mountain hiker, often claiming the title of the most unfit hiker ever to reach a given summit/top.
The travel bug bit her on a language course to England and she’s since lived in Scotland, Singapore and USA.
She loves her fiancé and their dogs, fall, nature, hiking, ice hockey, cool climates and road trips.
She tried to decide which was her favorite destination so far but failed miserably. Scotland, Hiking Inca Trail, South Africa, Croatian road trip, the national parks of the western USA and Angor Wat were on the top of the very long list. Same went for the Bucket list destinations: Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Honeymoon in the overwater bungalows in Bora Bora and a hiking trip to New Zealand were the top contestants here.
Never has she ever been to the Canary Islands which as a Finn is a pretty interesting fact.