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How to Pay for Things When Vacationing in Scandinavia

November 9, 2020

Filed under: Travel Info — Marcelo Guimaraes @ 2:14 pm

by Marcelo Guimaraes – Founder & Owner of Discover Scandinavia Tours

  1. Introduction – Travel Money

Scandinavian CurrencyI still remember being a preteen and going with my dad to the bank to buy traveler’s cheques for our upcoming international family trip. But that was the early 80s and things have changed much since (I miss the music, tough… and Atari). It has become much simpler to travel abroad and pay for goods and services, but that aspect of traveling is still a source of questions when preparing for an international adventure.

Many questions from our clients who are about to travel to Scandinavia have to do with money: how do I pay for things over there? Do they accept US dollars? Do I need to carry cash? How much should I plan on spending on food? Let’s take a look at some of those questions and answer them on this article. (more…)

Tipping Etiquette in Scandinavia – Tips on Tips

November 5, 2020

by Marcelo Guimaraes – Founder & Owner of Discover Scandinavia Tours

  1. Introduction

Vacationing here, in the USA, generally involves a lot of tipping. Depending on where you stay and what you do, you are expected to tip your waiters, guides, drivers… the list goes on and on. In fact, preparing a gratuity budget is not a bad idea.

That is different when you vacation in Scandinavia, though. Let’s take a look into the expectations and etiquette for tipping in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, for various services. (more…)

3 Scandinavian Easter Traditions that Might Surprise You

April 3, 2019

Filed under: The Land And The People,Travel Info — discoverscandinaviatours @ 8:24 am

Easter or as we say in Sweden “Påsk” is a fun time of the year. People are enjoying spring, kids are off school and families are getting together. There are many Scandinavian Easter traditions, we will talk about 3 of them here.

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3 Family Activities in Denmark

February 6, 2019

Filed under: Scandinavian Attractions,Travel Info — discoverscandinaviatours @ 8:16 am

Are you planning a trip to Denmark and Scandinavia? Are you looking for fun family activities in Denmark? Denmark is a great country for all ages. From small kids to adults there is something for everybody. Here we will be talking about 3 great activities that the whole family can enjoy.

3 Fun Family Activities in Denmark

1. Legoland Billund

One of my absolute favorites, maybe because I have two “brick crazy” kids at home, is Legoland, Billund. This is the original Legoland park, and it opened its doors in 1968. A lot has happened since that. Today the park is a combination of Lego, adventures, rides, shows and water fun.

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