It’s no secret that Scandinavia is no budget travel destination. Although today you get a lot more kroner/kronor for your dollars than just a few years ago, international tourists are still likely to spend several days getting over the initial sticker-shock.

But depending on your interests, you should be able to find free attractions in each of the three Scandinavian capitals. Museums with free entry are especially worth seeking out, as they provide a true window into Nordic culture and history while letting you save that precious cash for an eye-wateringly expensive drink at the end of the day.

Some museums are free to enter on specific days, but the focus here is on the museums that are permanently free whenever you choose to visit. Here’s a quick guide to the best of the bunch.

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