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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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 - 8 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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eur 155
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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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eur 162
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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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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

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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Oslo From Coastline to City

Oslo 4h 0m 1 - 35 Multiple languages

It’s easy to journey from Oslo’s coastline to city, being built on the Oslo Fjord. This adventure walks us through the city centre and aboard a sightseeing boat, providing us with stunning views of the city and fjord.

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Oslo On Wheels

Oslo 2h 0m 1 - 35 Multiple languages

Beep, beep! Your private vehicle is here to show you Oslo on Wheels. From the comfort of your vehicle enjoy a scenic drive of Oslo. The city center, astonishing parks, unique museums and photo stops are waiting… are you ready?

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Oslo’s Amazing Architecture

Oslo 2h 0m- 3h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

Small group tour & private tour options available

Oslo’s architecture scene is nothing short of amazing! On our private walking tour of Oslo’s Amazing Architecture we’ll dive into its rich history and discover works displaying how old and new styles are seamlessly intertwined.

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The Grand Oslo

Oslo 5h 0m 1 - 35 Multiple languages

Want to see all that Oslo has to offer? Look no further! The Grand Oslo gives you the Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Park, a photo stop at Holmenkollen Ski Jump and a drive of the city, all in one tour. What more could you want?

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Artistic Oslo: A Gallery of Public Art

Oslo 2h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

Did you know that Oslo is decorated in art? Why? Our Artistic Oslo: A Gallery of Public Art uncovers Norway’s unique art history while strolling through the city centre. Together we’ll discover why and what is on display.

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Ekeberg Park & Grünerløkka

Oslo 5h 0m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

Trek through scenic meadows and woodlands to hunt for installations by some of the most famous artists of the world, soak up the fantastic view of Oslo city centre, call for spring and take in the bohemian neighbourhood of Oslo.

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Cultural Christianshavn

Copenhagen 1h 30m 1 - 20 Multiple languages

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.

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Copenhagen from Land to Sea

Copenhagen 4h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

Copenhagen is full of sights and delights, including mermaids, castles, and canals. On our Copenhagen From Land to Sea we “sea” them all. Join us on this city centre walking tour combined with a small-group canal cruise.

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Copenhagen’s Amazing Architecture

Copenhagen 3h 0m 1 - 30 Multiple languages

From Renaissance-style to bold contemporary design, Copenhagen has it all! Our Copenhagen’s Amazing Architecture Private Walking Tour shows you just how varied Danish architecture can be. Join us for all there is to see!

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eur 71
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Copenhagen & City Hall

Copenhagen 3h 0m 1 - 35 Multiple languages

City discovery topped with an icon site, what more do you need? On our Copenhagen’s Old Town & City Hall Private Walking Tour, we’ll give you tales of fire, politics, royalty and a visit to the Copenhagen City Hall.

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eur 77
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