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.
The Grand Copenhagen
Looking for an all-in-one Copenhagen experience? Our Grand Copenhagen Private Driving Tour is it. A Canal cruise, a view of the city from above, a Renaissance castle, a scenic drive and a photo stop – we’ll see it all!
Stockholm's Old Town & City Hall
With an eager architect, skilful workers and a top spot, the Stockholm City Hall is a masterpiece. On our Stockholm’s Old Town & City Hall Private Walking Tour, we’ll tour two of our favourites sites, the Stockholm City Hall and Old Town.
Oslo On Wheels
Beep, beep! Your private vehicle is here to show you the Norwegian capital on our Oslo on Wheels Private Driving Tour. Oslo city centre, astonishing parks, unique museums and photo stops are waiting… are you ready? We sure are!
Copenhagen & Frilandsmuseet
Travel from the city to the countryside, all in one day. Why? To explore the cultural heritage of the Danes, their culture and customs, including the term Hygge, on this Copenhagen & Frilandsmuseet Private Driving Tour.
Copenhagen on Wheels
Honk, honk! Board your private vehicle for a scenic drive of the Danish capital on Copenhagen on Wheels Private Driving Tour. Comfortably seated, take in the city centre, harbourfront, and grand museums and pause for a photo stop or two.
Narrow waterways, bridges, rippling water against houseboats. Are we in Amsterdam or Copenhagen? On our Cultural Christianshavn Private Walking Tour, discover the vibrantly cultural maritime area of Christianshavn.
Sustainable Hammarby Sjöstad
From a run-down and polluted industrial area to a lovely residential district, our Sustainable Hammarby Sjöstad Private Walking Tour uncovers one of the world’s most thriving urban renewal districts Hammarby Sjöstad. It’s clean and green!
What are the 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 our Hipstoric Södermalm Private Walking Tour.
Stockholm’s Old Town & Royal Palace
Hoping to see narrow alleys and charming squares? Or to catch a glimpse of the Prince? We can help with both wishes! Join us for our Stockholm’s Old Town & Royal Palace Private Walking Tour as we share truths about the Swedish Royal Family.
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, Stockholm Syndrome, Swedish culture and everything in-between.
What does a well-preserved 1600s palace, theatre and pavilion give you? A UNESCO World Heritage Site. On our Drottningholm Palace Private Walking Tour, we’ll travel by steamer to explore Drottningholm Palace and its gardens.
Passion for Swedish Fashion
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.
What does a visit to the Vasa Museum, Old Town and City Hall give you? If you throw in a scenic ferry ride, you have our Stockholm Highlights Private Walking Tour. Did we mention it’s Jam-packed with great stories too?
First time in 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?
Stockholm & Ice Bar
Wondering what Swedish winter is like, but you’re visiting in summer? Snow is not guaranteed, but ice is! Our Stockholm & Ice Bar Private Walking Tour takes us from Stockholm’s Old Town to the world’s first Ice Bar. Bottoms up!
Is Stockholm a green capital? With one-third greenery, 98% of waste recycled, and 760km of bike lane – you bet! On our Sustainable Stockholm Private Walking Tour, we walk through green spaces and talk about the city’s many green places!
Scandinavian Interior Design
Passion or hobby? Explore the wonder that is the Scandinavian Style of design on our Scandinavian Interior Design Private Walking Tour. As you learn the basics, marvel at the quality and be amazed by its cleverness.
Stockholm’s Amazing Architecture
On our private walking tour of Stockholm’s Amazing Architecture, dive into the city’s rich architectural history and explore the city’s many styles. We give you classical, modern and futuristic tastefully pieced together!
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