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Rick Steves' Europe: Nordic Countries

Rick Steves' Europe is public television's travel series focusing on European travel. Written and hosted by Rick Steves, each half-hour show takes viewers to Europe's most interesting places, from great cities to off-the-beaten-path discoveries.

This is a series of videos that provides a travel guide to Nordic countries from the program Rick Steves' Europe. Rick Steves explores the most interesting places in Nordic countries, including Oslo, the capital of Norway; Bergen, Norway's historic capital; Fjords; Stockholm, Sweden's capital; Helsinki, the capital of Finland; Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark; and Aarhus, the second-largest city in Denmark.

Episode 01 - Oslo
The proud spirit of the Norwegian people shines in every dimension of their capital city - from its once-fearsome Viking ships to its sleek new Opera House, from tales of World War II heroism to the constant festival of its thriving harborfront.

Episode 02 - Norway's West: Fjords, Mountains, and Bergen
For Scandinavia's most thrilling sightseeing, we sail under towering fjord cliffs, hike on powerful glaciers, and find surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. Then we delve into the Hanseatic heritage and enjoy the salty hospitality of Norway's historic capital, Bergen.

Episode 03 - Stockholm
Sweden's capital, confident and self-assured, glitters with souvenirs from the day when it ruled as a superpower. From pondering gilded royal staterooms to sampling gourmet reindeer and sipping vodka in an ice bar, we experience the city's cultural highlights.

Episode 04 - Helsinki and Tallinn: Baltic Sisters
The fascinating capitals of Finland and Estonia offer a chance to sample each country's history, art, and distinct love of life. We'll start in Helsinki with its Neoclassical old town, modern flair for design, and steamy saunas. Then it's just a two-hour boat ride to Tallinn.

Episode 05 - Copenhagen
As we get to know Copenhagen, we'll discover reminders of its Viking history and see reflections today of its proudly independent ways. We'll stroll down Europe's first great pedestrian boulevard, ogle crown jewels in the palace treasury.

Episode 06 - Denmark Beyond Copenhagen
Using Copenhagen as a springboard, we'll visit the very best of Denmark. Aarhus welcomes us with its ruddy affluence, charming open-air museum, and eerily well-preserved ancient bog man. Roskilde impresses visitors with its royal burial church and the best Viking-ship museum anywhere.


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