Scandinavia entertainment

Top Choice Concert Venue in City Centre


Home to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sibelius Academy, the glass- and copper-fronted Helsinki Music Centre, opened in 2011, hosts a diverse program of classical, jazz, fo…
Top Choice Concert Venue in Aalborg

Musikkens Hus

One of the new additions to the revitalised Aalborg waterfront is Musikkens Hus, a shiny, futuristic-looking concert hall that opened in 2014. Its ambitious design is by the Austrian firm Coop Himmelb(l)au; stop in …
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Trondheim


In an artistically converted former pumping station (look through the glass beneath your feet at the old engines), the Dock House is at once auditorium (on some nights you'll hear experimental jazz or chamber music)…
Top Choice Jazz in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Jazzhus Montmartre

Saxing things up since the late 1950s, this is one of Scandinavia's great jazz venues, with past performers including Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster and Kenny Drew. Today, it continues to host local and international ta…
Top Choice Live Performance in Tampere


Comics and musicians regularly take to the stage at this much-loved venue, which attracts arty, hip and fun-loving locals of every age. Drinkers and diners claim the tables in the front garden; the stage is inside. …
Top Choice Live Music in Old Reykjavík


Dark and raw, this large bar opens up its back room to create a much-loved concert venue, with a wide range of live music or DJs most nights. It's one of the best places in town to close out the evening. There's a r…
Top Choice Live Music in Akureyri

Græni Hatturinn

Tucked down a lane beside Blaá Kannan, this intimate venue is the best place in town to see live music – and one of the best in the country. If you get the chance, buy a ticket to anything going.
Top Choice Cinema in Laugavegur & Skólavörðustígur

Bíó Paradís

This totally cool cinema, decked out in movie posters and vintage officeware, screens specially curated Icelandic films with English subtitles and international flicks. It's a chance to see movies that you may not f…
Top Choice Opera in Rättvik

Dalhalla Opera

Held at the magnificent Dalhalla amphitheatre, the Dalhalla Opera's summer season always plays to packed crowds.
Top Choice Concert Venue in Malmö

Malmö Live

Opened in 2015, Malmö Live is a world-class concert hall and home to the Malmö Symphony Orchestra.