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Rick Steves Scandinavia and the Baltics is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Scandinavia and the Baltics will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http:// www.ricksteves.com.

Rick Steves Scandinavia and the Baltics is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Scandinavia and the Baltics will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http:// www.ricksteves.com.
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Rick Steves Scandinavia and the Baltics is a collection of "Travel with Rick Steves" radio interviews featuring travel tips and lessons from Rick and the expert teachers who guide Rick Steves' tours. Whether you're heading off on your own or taking a guided tour, Rick Steves Scandinavia and the Baltics will help you enjoy the richest and most meaningful travel experience possible. You'll find related travel information for these destinations at http:// www.ricksteves.com.

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English


Episodes

Intro from Rick Steves

8/22/2018
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Rick provides a brief introduction to his Scandinavia/Baltics playlist, a collection of audio files designed to help you plan and enjoy your best possible trip.

Duration:00:00:59

Iceland Through a DJ's Eyes

8/22/2018
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Radio DJ Kevin Cole shares why he goes back to Iceland every year to explore the country's impressive contemporary music scene, dramatic landscapes, and ancient Viking culture.

Duration:00:17:58

Christiania After 40 Years

5/25/2018
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A pair of documentary producers share what they learned interviewing the residents of Christiania, a communal society tucked right inside — and yet worlds away from — downtown Copenhagen.

Duration:00:18:52

Solstice Celebrations

11/17/2017
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Pål Johansen, a Norwegian tour guide, describes how the summer solstice is celebrated in Scandinavia, where the official start of summer is a big party.

Duration:00:09:33

Norse Mythology

7/12/2017
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Scandinavian tour guides give a taste of Norse mythology to help travelers better understand the Vikings' complex view of the cosmos.

Duration:00:25:58

Nordic Cousins

7/12/2017
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A Norwegian and a Swedish tour guide give an inside look at the (mostly) friendly rivalries between Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.

Duration:00:15:38

Alt for Norge

7/12/2017
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The Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge" brings 12 Norwegian-Americans to Norway for the first time. A producer and contestant from the show describe what happens when the contestants compete to adapt to Norwegian everyday life.

Duration:00:15:20

Scandinavian Food

1/30/2017
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Friends from Norway, Denmark, and Sweden compare notes on their favorite national dishes, from lutefisk and lefse to pickled herring and Swedish meatballs.

Duration:00:18:28

Scandinavian Smackdown

10/1/2016
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Tour guides from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark discuss what unites, and what divides, these Scandinavian siblings.

Duration:00:25:39

Touring Norway

8/15/2016
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Tour guides Lisa Rybloom and Pål Johansen explain how to enjoy Norway’s famous fjords, rich Viking heritage, and modern Scandinavian culture — without breaking the bank — in one of the world’s most expensive countries for travelers.

Duration:00:18:07

Norway's Fjords

7/31/2014
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Lisa Rybloom, tour guide to Scandinavia, tips for enjoying Norway's scenic fjord country.

Duration:00:18:32

Modern Sweden

3/6/2014
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Tour guide Åsa Danielsson from Stockholm explains how a strong sense of ethics and fairness shapes the social order in Sweden.

Duration:00:13:30

Stockholm al Fresco

9/26/2013
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Åsa Danielsson, a tour guide from Stockholm, shares her favorite spots in this charming city of islands and parks.

Duration:00:29:25

Scandinavian Crime Fiction

4/11/2013
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Two guides to Scandinavia talk about crime fiction from Sweden and other Scandinavian countries, where authors like Steig Larsson have used novels as a way to examine and critique their societies.

Duration:00:18:21

The Finnish Sauna

2/20/2012
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Rick talks with travel writer Fred Plotkin about the art of the Finnish sauna.

Duration:00:06:38

The Baltics

2/20/2012
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Author Neil Taylor explains how much the Baltic countries have brightened up in the 20 years since they shook off Soviet Communism.

Duration:00:17:50

Denmark's Social Contract

8/29/2011
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In this excerpt from his book, "Travel as a Political Act," Rick takes a look at the Danes' recipe for happiness, explores their strong social ethic, and spends time in Copenhagen's famous hippy commune, Christiania.

Duration:00:27:14

Finnish Culture

8/29/2011
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Travel writer Fred Plotkin, who calls Finland one of his favorite places, discusses the country's egalitarian and collaborative outlook; its devotion to the arts and nature; and its love of saunas.

Duration:00:30:12

Stockholm Plus Swedish Culture

8/29/2011
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Stockholm-based tour guide Marita Bergman provides a glimpse into her home city and gives suggestions for exploring the Swedish countryside.

Duration:00:44:48

Stockholm, Sweden

8/29/2011
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Marita Bergman explains the rituals Swedes enjoy to accompany the long days marking the start of summer.

Duration:00:29:44