The smørrebrød festival in Odense, Denmark

Finding cheap food in Copenhagen

Food critics always bang on about places inspired by Noma, one of the world’s most expensive and exclusive restaurants. Spend…

Nacka Nature Reserve offers great hiking near Stockholm

Where to go hiking near Stockholm

Stockholm is great and all, but after a few days in the city you might feel the urge to explore the great outdoors. Here are some quick and easy hikes you can take from Stockholm!

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Geirangerfjord Norway

The 12 best fjords in Norway

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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Copenhagen one-day itinerary

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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Thorvaldsens Museum in Copenhagen

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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Geirangerfjord Norway

The 12 best fjords in Norway

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.

Norway’s scenic routes

Norway’s 18 designated scenic routes (Nasjonale touristveger) take you off the main roads and through some of the country’s most…


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Oslo travel guide


Busy city with big adventures nearby

Kiruna Sweden travel guide


Heaven for aurora spotters


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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.

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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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…

The best time to visit Sweden

The best time to visit Sweden

Sweden is blessed with four very distinct seasons, with temperatures hopping from ice cold to pleasantly balmy. But when’s the best time of…

Swedish midsummer

Midsummer in Sweden: 2020 guide

Dancing, feasting, drinking and a seemingly endless supply of sunlight: there’s a lot to like about Midsummer in Sweden. With…


A new kind of travel guide to Scandinavia

Routes North was started to help people discover all of the amazing stuff that Scandinavia has to offer, regardless of their travel budget. The site covers the whole region, from cool cities like Stockholm, OsloGothenburg and Copenhagen, all the way north to the frozen reaches of Swedish Lapland. Our travel guides are all researched on the ground by writers who know the area inside-out and speak the local lingo. Apart from money-saving tips and advice on planning a trip, you’ll find independent accommodation reviews, detailed guides to museums and other attractions, plus tips on where to eat and drink. Our travel forum is the place to get your Scandinavia questions answered. Routes North is the only Scandinavian travel guide that pays its own way. We don’t take freebies or discounts, so you can always trust what you read on the site.