In Scandinavian countries, alcohol is HIGHLY taxed. Not surprisingly, they are always ready to take advantage of a deal on alcohol. He says that he’s never seen anything like the Swedes with an open bar. Yes, I realize that I’m overgeneralizing a bit here.
Alcohol is not taxed at the same high rate on the cruises and ferries in the Baltic. As a result, Booze cruises are popular and people take advantage of ferries to lower tax countries to buy alcohol. While waiting for our ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, we saw people disembarking with their souvenirs.
If you’re travelling in the Nordics and want to drink. You might want to plan ahead and take advantage of the deals from duty-free. The natives do.
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