Nordic Noir Tours


Nordic Noir Tours offers guided walking tours based on the popular Danish television series The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge. We want to blur the line between fiction and reality by showing the film locations of these series as well as telling guests the stories behind the productions and how they were inspired by real events.

Get a Nordic Noir Tours t-shirtTheir goal is to give people a fun experience by telling interesting stories and showing places people otherwise might not have visited while linking it all to these Danish TV series.

The business started about a year ago and is run by Dieuwertje (Dee), who is from The Netherlands. Dee moved to Denmark in the beginning of 2013 after she had written her dissertation on film tourism in Denmark. She has a fascination for crime fiction, thrillers and horror films and also guides many of the tours herself.

The tours have received media attention from the BBC, Radio Times, NDR Ostseemagazin, Vlaanderen Vakantieland and many more.

Nordic Noir Tours offers open tours on Saturdays and private tours throughout the week. Prices start from 100 dkk per person (with reservation).

On the Borgen tour guests will, among other places, visit the exteriors of Christiansborg palace. Here are many recognisable locations that were used for scenes with Birgitte Nyborg and her spindoctor, or shady politicians plotting their plans. The fun part about this tour is that you will also hear about the connection between fiction and reality and, for example, how politics and media inspired the story of Borgen.

On The Killing/The Bridge tour you get to see a completely different side of Copenhagen, the edgy side of the city. Participants will see lots of film locations from the two series, like the police headquarters. You will also hear about Danish design, Scandinavian stereotypes and, of course, the lovely and quirky Sarah Lund and Saga Noren.

Head to www.nordicnoirtours.com for more information and to book your tour!


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.