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Families will love:

  • "Frozen"-inspired attractions in Norway
  • Canal tours
  • Magnificent architecture

Scandinavia's capital cities are consistently lauded for their high living standards and quality of life. So is it any surprise that Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen also happen to be among the most family-friendly travel destinations in Europe? And while they all have a many things in common, including the dominance of tall Viking-descended locals and price tags that make ... more
Scandinavia's capital cities are consistently lauded for their high living standards and quality of life. So is it any surprise that Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen also happen to be among the most family-friendly travel destinations in Europe? And while they all have a many things in common, including the dominance of tall Viking-descended locals and price tags that make many Americans squeamish, there are varied reasons to put each of these three cities on your European travel plans.

Oslo, the capital of Norway, is a compact capital that's easy to explore on foot and located very close to impressive nature. Within a short drive of the city, you can see some of Europe's most epically beautiful landscapes, including fjords and pristine lakes. Stockholm woos visitors with its spectacular architecture, ease of transport between the city's many islands by public ferry boat, and pristine natural areas in the surrounding archipelago. And in Copenhagen, another city that seems made for strolling, you can spend your days walking the waterfront at Nyhavn with its colorful wooden buildings, admiring the Little Mermaid statue or doing like the Danes and heading out on a cycling tour of the city with your kids. Follow our lead for what to do, where to stay and where to eat with your gang in Scandinavia's top cities that welcome families with open arms.

Related: Family Vacations in "Frozen" Norway

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