While weighing the destination options for traveling on a dime, Scandinavia, the pricey region in Northern Europe, is an unlikely contender. However, budget airlines continue to lure international visitors with free stopovers and cheap connecting flights. Once you've landed, though, you'll quickly find some of the steepest prices in the world, thanks to high levels of taxation that help provide an enviable quality of life for its citizens. (Most of the Scandinavian countries appear in the top 10 of the United Nations World Happiness Report.) So, how do you travel to Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and/or Sweden without blowing a hole in your pocket? Here are some tips for how to experience these beautiful, happy and, yes, expensive countries with as little sticker shock as possible.