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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Stockholm's Old Town & City Hall

Stockholm 3h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

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.

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eur 96
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Hipstoric Grünerløkka

Oslo 3h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

Been there, done that in Oslo’s city centre? Explore Grünerløkka, the hip side of Oslo, first industrial then home to artists and beer brewers. From playwrights to pints this is our Hipstoric Grünerløkka Private Walking Tour!

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eur 83
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Sustainable Hammarby Sjöstad

Stockholm 2h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

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!

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eur 145
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Stockholm’s Old Town & Royal Palace

Stockholm 3h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

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.

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eur 98
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Hipstoric Södermalm

Stockholm 2h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

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.

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eur 103
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Stockholm City Walk

Stockholm 2h 0m 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, Stockholm Syndrome, Swedish culture and everything in-between.

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eur 94
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Drottningholm Palace

Stockholm 5h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

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.

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Stockholm Craft Beer

Stockholm 2h 0m 1 - 8 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 146
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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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eur 145
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Stockholm Highlights

Stockholm 4h 0m- 8h 0m 1 - 27 Multiple languages

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?

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eur 150
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Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm 3h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

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?

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eur 151
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Stockholm & Ice Bar

Stockholm 3h 0m- 7h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

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!

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eur 177
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Sustainable Stockholm

Stockholm 3h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

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!

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Scandinavian Interior Design

Stockholm 3h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

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.

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Stockholm’s Amazing Architecture

Stockholm 3h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

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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eur 108
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Stockholm & Skansen Open-Air Museum

Stockholm 4h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

Hoping to see all of Sweden on your Stockholm trip? Sure thing! Visit Skansen, a miniature Sweden of the past, on our Stockholm & Skansen Open-Air Museum Private Walking Tour. Immerse yourself in the Swedes’ history, culture, and customs.

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eur 221
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Stockholm's Subway Art

Stockholm 2h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

The Stockholm subway system is one of a kind! Of 100 stations, 94 have been decorated by local and international artists. On our Stockholm’s Subway Art Private Walking Tour, we go underground searching for subterranean masterpieces.

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eur 128
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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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eur 126
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