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1. Posted by kolii (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Hello!
I am young, 18-years old traveller from Slovenia (central Europe). This summer i will go for one month to Norway,Sweden, Finland and Denmark with my friend. For both of us this will be first bigger travel.
I need some (practical)informations about those countries, and i hope someone for some of those countries will conctact me ;)
sorry for my not so good nglish

2. Posted by ozman (Full Member 118 posts) 10y

Make sure you see the Vasa in Stockholm and Christiania in Copenhagen!

3. Posted by indio (Budding Member 84 posts) 10y

Well if you need any information about denmark, feel free to e mail me, but it's better if you have specific questions or specific ideas as to where to go and what to see.

4. Posted by eurofly (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

A good place to start finding information about where to visit, what to see and how to travel in the Nordic countries is to visit the official tourist information web sites for each of the countries: www.visitnorway.com, www.visitsweden.com, www.visitdenmark.com and www.visitfinland.com.

To travel within the Scandinavian countries train and bus are good choices, but you may also want to consider going by airplane to northern Norway or between the countries. There are low cost flights available both between the Nordic countries, and also some domestic routes in Norway and Sweden. A good place for information on low cost flights in the Scandinavian countries is www.euroflights.info. The site also provide som information about bus and train travels in Scandinavia.

Post any specific questions you may have about Norway, and I'll try to help! :)

5. Posted by danube (Full Member 63 posts) 10y

Hi!

A train pass (InterRail or ScanRail) is a good way to keep travel costs - relatively low. Make use of the night trains (e.g. Stockholm-Oslo, Oslo-Bergen, Oslo-Trondheim, Trondheim-Bodo), You can have a good night sleep, while You are taken to your next destination.
Interrail also entitles You discounts on places where trains are not available (on the far north).
Keep in mind that compared to even western Europe, Scandinavia is very expensive.
The hostel-network (www.vandrerhjem.no) is exstensive, but keep in mind, that sleeping-bags are forbidden. Take bed linen with You and You can skip the cost of renting there.

Have a memorable journey there, Scandinavia is magical;)

6. Posted by margia (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hi, I'm a Finnish girl.. So something from my point of view. I recommend to try a ferry from Stockholm to Turku/Helsinki or from TKU/HKI to Stockholm. It's a popular way of getting relaxed, doing tax free shopping and getting overseas. The costs are usually low (from 20e/cabin) but the funny part's that a one-way trip may cost more than a whole cruise. in that case you can leave the ferry at the other end ;)
check: www.vikingline.fi and www.silja.fi
These are two biggest companies between Sweden and Finland..

But also Åland(=Ahvenanmaa in Finnish) archipelago _between_ Stockholm and Turku is worth visiting. I've never been there even if it is one of the most beautiful parts of my country, especially in the summer. The ferries stop at Marienhamn, that is the "capital" of Åland...

7. Posted by Makini (Respected Member 80 posts) 10y

Hey kolii :D

Send me an email about whatever you need! I live in Stockholm, and can probably help you with what you need!

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8. Posted by kolii (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Thank you for help.
I have one more question, about fjords in Norway.
Tell me about places where the beautifulest fjords are and that railway is not far away.
Thanks, Kolii

9. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 10y

what about the flambana? a railroad trough the fjords?
but there are a lot of trains going trough or around the fjords

and i think every fjord is beautiful.. they really are amazing