Lifestyle in Scandinavia

The lifestyle in Scandinavia is world-famous, with people in the region being named the happiest on the planet. So we completely understand why you’d want to visit, and that’s why we love showing people our beloved capitals.

So, what’s so great about living in Scandinavia?

Uh, pretty much everything! Scandinavians are known for their friendly, easy-going nature … and their love of nature! With fresh air, mountains, fjords, lakes, beaches, and dense forests surrounding the cities kept clean by proud citizens, you’ll return home with a few Scandic ideas to integrate into your life.

Once a great world super-power, Sweden is much more relaxed these days. People are well known for working hard, including putting effort into feeling chilled, with family being an important consideration of daily life. In Stockholm, you’ll see what we mean; a vibrant, urban landscape with plenty of green space and the blue waters to ensure citizens and visitors always feel connected to nature. It also explains why Swedes are so environmentally-focussed. One pastime you can enjoy is Fika – the Swedish ‘hobby’ of having a coffee and something to eat, like a delicious pastry. So Swedes know how to indulge…but in moderation! Indeed ‘Lagom’ is a common term, meaning ‘the right balance’ and many people in Sweden naturally have this balanced way of viewing the world. Though if you’re visiting, indulge away! Leave the balance to those who live in Sweden.

The balance of working hard and loving nature is a part of the lifestyle in Scandinavia you feel in Oslo too. This Fjord City has the inland ocean waves to the South with gorgeous green hills and forests surrounding the urban area. With 55 parks in the city itself, you’re never more than a ten-minute walk to a place of nature, wherever you live or are staying. A relatively newly sovereign country – only fully independent since 1905 – Norwegians are known for their sense of taking care of one another. In this social-democracy, the infrastructure, including the education system and public transport, as well as the general sense of supportive community, can be felt and seen. So much so that you can easily flow around the city feeling Oslo is more a small town than the capital of Norway. Seeing the locals care for their fellow Norwegians and the place they live in makes for a lovely warm vibe – even in the coldest of Norwegian winters!

Last, and by no means least, Copenhagen is the capital of contentment, with Denmark often topping the list of the happiest countries in the world! A spirit of fairness, equality and a strong sense of collective social responsibility exists in Denmark. With a general sense of trust in its government (wait…WHAT?!) there are attitudes in Denmark that value self-respect..such as you NEVER work on weekends! Though we do, but only so you don’t miss the opportunity to see this great city. Danes know how to relax and take care of themselves; swimming in the capital’s harbour or visiting one of the many beaches along the coast. They’re also particularly indulgent in their meat, confectionery, beer and coffee consumption…all part of the good life you can get a slice of when you visit too!

Discover the lifestyle in Scandinavia by joining us for our many tours in the capitals of Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.

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Hipstoric Södermalm

Stockholm 1h 30m 1-20 Multiple languages

Ingredients needed to be mentioned as one of the coolest places in the world? Stunning views, a girl with a dragon tattoo, a micro-brewery… Add some history, and we’ve got a private walking tour of Hipstoric Södermalm.

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Stockholm City Walk

Stockholm 1h 30m 1-20 Multiple languages

Do you have questions about the blond people from the North? On our Stockholm City Private Walking Tour, we cover the A-Z’s of the city and the Swedes. The Nobel Prizes and Stockholm Syndrome, and everything in-between.

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eur 94
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Stockholm Craft Beer Tour

Stockholm 2h 0m 1-12 English

Winter is here, did someone say cheer(s)? Celebrate it on our Stockholm Craft Beer Tour! The Swedes know how and what to drink, let us show you where to do it in Gamla stan, on our walking tour Stockholm Craft Beer Tour.

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eur 90
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Passion for Swedish Fashion

Stockholm 3h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

Mecca of Vintage? Central of Modern? Hub of Luxury? When it comes to shopping, Stockholm has it all! Dive into Swedish style both materially and mentally with us on our Passion for Swedish Passion Private Walking Tour.

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Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm 3h 0m 1-30 Multiple languages

First time to Stockholm? Then an overview of the city centre, Old Town and Södermalm on our Stockholm Syndrome Private Walking Tour is in order. With a stop for a sweet treat and photo ops, what’s not to be captivated by?

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Scandinavian Interior Design

Stockholm 3h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

This is a tour in the name of Scandinavian Interior Design. Shop to you drop, learn the basics, marvel at the quality and be amazed by it’s cleverness. Explore the phenomena Scandinavian Interior Design in Stockholm.

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Stockholm’s Amazing Architecture

Stockholm 3h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

The capital of Sweden is filled with amazing architecture! Enjoy your own private amazing architecture tour, after you have decided which sites are of interest to you – how about the Gunnar Asplund’s Public Library?

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Stockholm & Skansen Open-Air Museum

Stockholm 4h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

Want to travel all of Sweden in one day? Let’s go! Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum and a miniature Sweden. Journey from north to south and past to present, as we dig into the Customs & Culture of Sweden.

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Stockholm on Wheels

Stockholm 2h 0m- 4h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

As you sit back and relax we zoom through Stockholm on Wheels. From trendy Södermalm and cozy Old Town to posh Östermalm and lush Djurgården, you see it all on this bus tour of Stockholm. Which will be your favorite part?

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The Grand Stockholm

Stockholm 6h 0m 1-30

The name says at it all! Stockholm in a Nutshell includes all the mayor highlights of the city: the Old Town, Royal Palace, Vasa Museum and City Hall.

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Stockholm's Urban Treasures

Stockholm 3h 0m 1-12 Multiple languages

Did you know that Stockholm has 760 km bike lane? That’s why one of the best ways to get to know the city is to do an Urban Treasures bike tour! See the islands and hear the tales on our Stockholm bike tour Urban Treasures!

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Culinary Södermalm Food Tour

Stockholm 4h 0m 1-10 English

International capital means international, flavoursome cousin, how lucky are we! Kitchens & Culture offers a taste of all the talent found on the island of Södermalm. A food tour filled with dumplings, street food and wine.

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Swedish Cooking Class

Stockholm 2h 30m 1-9 Multiple languages

Is cooking one of your passions in life? Are you visiting Stockholm and want to try a different type of food tour? Take the chance to have your own Swedish Cooking Class with us!

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Candy Cane Making

Stockholm 1h 0m 1-10 Swedish

It doesn’t matter who you are and where you’re from, everyone knows what a candy cane is. However, not many people know that the candy cane, the Polkagris, is a Swedish invention. Take the chance to bake some of your own!

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Hipstoric Grünerløkka

Oslo 2h 30m- 3h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

Small group tour & private tour options available

Want to discover a different side of Oslo? On our tour of Hipstoric Grünerløkka, we march from the city centre to the hipster district of Oslo. From free thinkers and artists to street art and parklands, there’s a lot to see!

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Oslo’s Urban Treasures

Oslo 3h 0m 1-12 Multiple languages

Local hangouts, trendy neighbourhoods, hidden treasures – discover a different side of Oslo on our Oslo’s Urban Treasures Private Bike Tour. Architectural gems, medieval ruins, and waterside rides, the photo ops are plenty!

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Oslo Craft Beer & Bites

Oslo 2h 0m 1-10 Multiple languages

Can you guess the national beverage of Norway? Aqvavit? Beer? Find out about the Norwegian favourite on our Oslo Craft Beer & Bites Private Walking Tour as we stroll through cosy Grünerløkka tasting beers and some bites too!

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Oslo & Norsk Folkmuseum

Oslo 3h 0m- 4h 0m 1 - 35 Multiple languages

The journey from the modern city to the old town to the countryside, all in one day. How? Immerse yourself in the history, culture and customs of Norway on our Oslo & Norsk Folkemuseum Private Walking Tour and channel your inner Norwegian!

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eur 149
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