Copenhagen Neighbourhoods: So hip it hurts, Vesterbro

Vesterbro is home to some of Copenhagen’s newest restaurants, bars, shops and galleries, turning the district into one of the newest hot spots for the hip and trendy. Though, it wasn’t always this cool. Back in the early 1600s, and in the following centuries, the area was a centre for trading with livestock. Reminiscent of its past, “Kødbyen” makes up a large part…

Top 12 family-friendly things to do in Sweden

Parents, uncles, aunts, grandparents – grab your kids! School’s officially out, summer’s here and your kids are vying for your full attention. We know you have already been secretly dreaming about a vacation all winter-long, so we’ve put together a quick list of adventurous and cultural family-friendly activities to make your planning easier. In this post on summer with the kids, we feature…

How Scandinavians Celebrate Midsummer

Summer is officially here and in Scandinavia, the celebrating of midsummer is a significant occasion that symbolizes the end of the long dark winters. That’s why there’s no better way to do so than to be outdoors with friends and family amongst crowds partaking in a slew of heart-warming festivities. The days of celebration in Scandinavia occur between the 20th to the 25th…

A Guide to the Perfect Swedish Midsummer Celebration

The longest day of the year is quickly approaching and you know what that means? Another Swedish Midsummer that you’ll never forget. Every year, Swedes keep their fingers crossed that the weather will be pleasant during Midsummer’s eve. It is easily one of the most important holidays that comes with an unlimited guilt-free pass to indulge in copious amounts of new potatoes, diversely…