The rooftop bar at Slakthuset is a great summer hangout!

Rooftop bars in Stockholm

With such a short summer in Stockholm, it’s no wonder locals flock to the rooftops to soak up every last…

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How to do Sweden on a budget

When you arrive in Scandinavia, you’ll notice that seemingly small purchases add up quickly, putting a strain on your wallet….

Cochs Pensionat is one of the best hostels in Oslo

The best hostels in Oslo

Staying at a hotel in Oslo certainly isn’t cheap, so if you want to keep costs down you might want to…

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Norway is the undisputed king of fjords, with more than 1,100 of the things dotted along its massive coastline. Here are 10 of the best.

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Alternative Tour in Copenhagen

Alternative Tour in Copenhagen

Learn how hippies took over a military base and how a historic working class district transformed into a hip neighborhood of entrepreneurs and artists.

Copenhagen inner city tour

Copenhagen Inner City Day Trip

See important sites of Copenhagen with a local guide. Visit royal palaces and the seat of the Danish Parliament and sail for 1 hour on a harbor cruise.

Sculpture park tour in Oslo

Sculpture Park Walk in Oslo

Visit the sculpture park of Gustav Vigeland and drive to the the famous skiing arena of Holmenkollen, and appreciate the views of the city from above.

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The Copenhagen Card

Pay for the Copenhagen Card upfront and then save money by getting free access to a whole bunch of attractions across the city.

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Free museums in Copenhagen

Until recently most of the state-run museums in Copenhagen were completely free to visit, which made it possible to spend…

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The 12 best fjords in Norway

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Oslo

Busy city with big adventures nearby

Kiruna Sweden travel guide

Kiruna

Heaven for aurora spotters

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Cochs Pensionat is one of the best hostels in Oslo

The best hostels in Oslo

Staying at a hotel in Oslo certainly isn’t cheap, so if you want to keep costs down you might want to…

Tromso Camping is a cheap place to stay in Tromso

Cheap places to stay in Tromsø

Tromsø has really experienced a boom in tourism over the last couple of years! Here are some of the best cheap places to stay.

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Sweden wolves guided tour

How to do Sweden on a budget

When you arrive in Scandinavia, you’ll notice that seemingly small purchases add up quickly, putting a strain on your wallet….

Sauna etiquette in Sweden

Sauna etiquette in Sweden

Like fika, sweating away life’s problems in a baking-hot sauna is an essential part of the Swedish experience. And the…

Detailed guide to the cost of living in Sweden

Cost of living in Sweden

Sweden has a reputation for being expensive. In many ways it’s deserved, but even with the relatively high cost of…

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