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Forum: Scandinavia

Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

  1. 2 days in Bergen Norway Summer 2012

    This was not a home exchange. I spent 2 days in Bergen and one day overnight in the fiords before heading to my home exchange in Fredrikstad, Norway. Includes a lot of photos: http://altecockertravels.weebly.com/bergen-norway.html

    Started by LSKahn, 05-13-2013 12:08 AM
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  2. Scandinavian Adventures

    Today's post on my website is about how my trips to Scandinavia began. http://altecockertravels.weebly.com/scandinavian-adventures.html

    Started by LSKahn, 04-22-2013 06:20 PM
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  3. Summer in Scandinavia--Home Exchanging Again

    Despite my best resolves to stay within the US and save money, I keep getting these offers from wonderful places. I will be home exchanging in Scandinavia for 6 weeks from about July 8-August 17, 2012. When you go abroad for more than 4 weeks,...

    Started by LSKahn, 10-26-2011 09:33 PM
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    08-24-2012 06:07 PM Go to last post
  4. Beginner's Guide to Scandinavia

    I was recently visiting the Swedish capital, Stockholm, with friends. Beautiful place, especially during the summer. Really recommend the Old Town (Gamla Stan) and the archipelago (Skärgården). The landscape is breathtaking, like entering another...

    Started by BruceW, 07-14-2012 05:19 AM
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  5. Finland

    I travel with three other senior adults to ski resorts. We would like any info on skiing Lapland (Finland)

    Started by michigan, 09-08-2011 07:22 AM
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  6. Thumbs up Tour Denmark, Sweden & Norway On Line (Video + Stills)

    My film “Vikings, Tivoli and Trolls” presents the highlights of Denmark, Sweden and Norway, starring Copenhagen’s colorful Nyhavn Canal, entertainment at the Tivoli amusement park; Stockholm’s Vasa, a huge Swedish warship that sank in 1628; Norway’s...

    Started by Intrepid Berkeley Explorer, 09-01-2011 02:56 PM
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  7. Finland - mysterious metal posts

    Does anyone know what the metal posts are that are scattered through cities in Finland? My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Finland. We saw these things frequently. When we asked residents what they were, we either got shrugs or...

    Started by Kim, 08-04-2011 07:43 AM
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  8. Scandinavian Photos

    The first one is a slide show and you can view the others that way by clicking on slideshow http://photobucket.com/Norway-Bergen?albumview ...

    Started by Big John, 01-27-2011 01:39 PM
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  9. Packing For Finland?

    Hello, I am packing for a monthlong trip to Finland, and I was wondering if anybody would have any suggestions as to what is essential to pack. I will be staying with a family for a month in Hyvinkaa. Any comments would be appreciated.

    Started by yeahyeahyeah, 06-21-2005 09:31 PM
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    07-02-2010 04:28 PM Go to last post
  10. Norway, fjords and lofoten...

    I am doing a two-week Scandinavia trip at the end of July. A few days in Copenhagen, a few in Stockholm, looking at other places as well but am really interested in the fjords and lofoten. Any suggestions on places to stay (areas and...

    Started by travel_by_the_whim, 05-17-2008 11:20 AM
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    03-14-2010 12:28 PM Go to last post
  11. Final Notes on Travel in Finland

    Aside from travel in the big cities, you will have difficulty finding accomodation in Finland that is of the conventional hotel variety. In more remote areas, the options are basically campgrounds and cabins. I did stay at one campground in Ruanna...

    Started by LSKahn, 08-16-2009 01:19 PM
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  12. Smile Scandinavia Independent

    Hi, My husband, Pete and I are thinking of giving up our jobs and would to travel around Scandinavia for about a year or so. I am 56 and Pete is 48 and both fairly active and into watersports etc., we would like advise from travellers ny...

    Started by ann, 10-08-2004 06:36 PM
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    12-20-2009 12:09 PM Go to last post
  13. Northern Sweden

    Hi Has anyone been in the north of Sweden (Umea, Lulea, Kiruna...)? I've lived in Sweden for a year and visited several cities in the central and southern part of the country but never headed north. Is it cheaper up there? Is it much colder than...

    Started by solander, 12-02-2009 09:35 PM
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  14. Stockholm Public Buses

    I have not been able to find online detailed route maps for Stockholm's city buses, route by route. Do you know of a link? For example, please show me on a map where Bus No. 1 starts (Frihamnen) and finishes its route? Thanks.

    Started by SoAzTraveler, 04-08-2009 08:35 PM
    bus route, public transport, stockholm
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    12-20-2009 11:59 AM Go to last post
  15. Talking Beach volley ball on top of Pulpit rock!!

    Hi This summer Stavanger is hosting the world championship in beach volley ball (see http://www.vmstavanger.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=24&Itemid=169 ) and in connection with that they are planning to play one...

    Started by gardkarlsen, 05-11-2009 01:32 PM
    norway, stavanger
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    10-20-2009 02:23 AM Go to last post
  16. Lapland

    Hi anybody been to lapland - Kittila ? going in December.. tips please :)

    Started by Roller3, 10-17-2009 09:56 AM
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  17. a host family in Sweden

    In July 2008, my boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Sweden. We've found a pretty cheap formula to get to and around in Sweden by train and we'd like to stay some three weeks. We'd stay in Youth Hostels and travel from city to city, to be able to...

    Started by Elsje, 08-19-2007 04:14 AM
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    08-27-2009 07:35 AM Go to last post
  18. In Finland

    Well, I have finally arrived in Lahti, Finland, for my home exchange. My exchangers picked me up at the Helsinki Airport (actually outside Helsinki). I have to say entering the EU in Helsinki was the easiest time I have ever had entering any...

    Started by LSKahn, 07-21-2009 01:38 PM
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  19. A Home Exchange in Finland

    Here we go again. I finally finished up my trip reports on Australia and New Zealand and, boom, I have a home exchange for next summer. I thought I would have difficulty exchanging due to the economy and then this arrives in my email. The Finns...

    Started by LSKahn, 10-23-2008 04:35 PM
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    08-04-2009 05:03 PM Go to last post
  20. Helsinki

    Going to be in Helsinki for 1 day any suggestions for places to visit and dine

    Started by rmhall, 07-25-2008 06:40 PM
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    07-29-2009 02:58 AM Go to last post
  21. fjord partner?

    hi...i'm from new york and taking the summer off from work and want to spend 3-4 weeks in norway traveling up the coast, camping, swimming, relaxing, hiking, whatever! clearly the fjords are gorgeous and it's time for me to see them for myself... ...

    Started by foolsday, 06-29-2009 12:57 PM
    fjord summer road partner
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  22. Shorter versions of Padjelanta Trail

    -Does anyone know of an amazing, unique trail I could hike for 5ish days in Sweden. I really want to do the Padjelanta Trail but I don't' have 10ish days, or the money to afford the helicopter(expensive right?) Thanks for your help!

    Started by BebopRocksteady, 05-23-2009 11:14 PM
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  23. Any questions?

    Hi everyone, I'm Peter, and I live in Denmark. If you have any questions regarding Denmark, I'm here to help. I'm not a walking oracle, but I do know a thing or two about my own country from living here for 23 years. :-) Hope to hear from you...

    Started by petergh, 02-20-2001 03:20 PM
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    05-21-2009 10:41 AM Go to last post
  24. Ice bar without a reservation??

    we have discovered that our plans to visit the Ice Bar in Stockholm independently have been foiled! all the time slots have been filled, presumably by the varied cruise companies. considering the very steep prices for the ship excursions, we are...

    Started by diamend1026, 03-10-2009 09:18 PM
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  25. Red face A short trip report from Flor & Fjære outside Stavanger in Norway

    Hi Here is a short summary of a visit to Flor & Fjære outside Stavanger in Norway: http://gardkarlsen.com/Flor_Fjare_Stavanger.htm . This small island is quite different from the rest of the islands in the area as most of them are windswept with...

    Started by gardkarlsen, 08-11-2008 06:04 PM
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