hello.. i need some opinions. i am thinking about going from london to budapest or stockholm or oslo in march for few days.
what is the best airlines (based on your experience) and which one is the best city to go? (never mind the bar or club, as im not into clubbing)
what is the weather in march? should i pack my winter clothing?
i wish i could go to all three, but time is way too limited (as well as my budget ).
any feedback is greatly appreciated.
March can still be cold, normaly in March you can have your first warmer days at the end of the month. (and when I say warmer, I don't mean like 25 Celsius). March and April are months, that can surprise you, but can also be wet, so prepared for both.
On airlines: when flying to Stockholm, and you choose RyanAir, than keep in mind that they are using a airport that is about a 2 hour train travel away from Stockholm. For Stockholm and for Oslo, I think it is to early in the year, to visit these places, too cold, and not so much to do. So my choice would be Budapest. (or actualy a place a little warmer, like Rome, Madrid or Barcelona). You can fly London - Budapest with Easyjet.
What is the best airline? For smaller distances: the cheapest one, as long as they are leaving and landing on airport that are easy to access.
I have been to Budapest, but not Oslo or Stockholm.
I think Budapest will be the kindest, to your budget. That is one of the reasons, I have been there, and not to the others.
I can recommend Budapest. I loved it.
I think u will still need winter clothes. Layers are a good way, to go, in case the weather gets a bit warm.
I think ryan air fly, from London to Budapest. They are usually good value for money.
Check their website
Stockholm for sure. I've been to all three, and although Budapest is ok, it really can't compete with the total beauty of Stockholm...and it surroundings! And if you can arrange staying in a cheap hotel (with breakfast) it should not be expensive at all. Just by a hotdog on the street and stay away from alcoholic drinks. I had a decent meal for around 12 dollars some years ago. Actually, I found Sweden the cheapest country in Scandinavia in general.
Agree with Utrecht... Stockholm, definitely.
The first time I went to Stockholm, it was in March and it was still cold, though the snow had started melting off and the green had still not come back. Anyway, I had fun visiting the various museums, going on the tunnelbana and visiting places on different lines.
Some of my favourites in Stockholm: Prins Eugens Waldermarsudde's house/art gallery (they also serve some great walnut bread there), all of Gamla Stan, National Museum.
First time visitors usually go to the Historiska Museet, Vasamuseet, Skansen open air museum, Millesgarden (they also have a good cafe), City Hall (Nobelmuseum).
If you have read any work of Strindberg, you may want to visit his house turned into a museum as well.
The Stockholm Tourist information Center in Hamngatan in central Stockholm can provide you with information on what's happening around Stockholm during your time there.
As for meals, you can get a decent lunch for around USD 6. Some examples: Ortagarden in Nybrogatan near Ostermalmshallen serves some great vegetarian buffet lunches, La Habana in Sveavagen is more famous for salsa amongst the student community, but also has good cuban food. Sturekatten and Vetekatten are the famous coffee shops, that everyone at least goes to once. It can be cheaper if you shop at supermarkets.
Have fun on your visit to Scandinavia!
[ Edit: Edited on Jan 22, 2007, at 6:44 AM by Ahila ]
i just wish i could squeeze my pocket to be able for 2 countries..
no, seriously, i will check ryanair, whichever cheaper, i guess that would be my destination.
where did u guys stay? any good hostel/budget hotel recommendation?
i heard it can be quite expensive in scandinavian countries, any truth to that?
In my case, I had family there during my stay in Sweden so accommodation was not a problem.
But, check out the Swedish tourist board hostel listing, which gives a list of all the hostels in every part of Sweden. Search for hostel listings in Stockholmsområdet. Backpacker's Inn, Langsholmen, Skeppsholmen are in central Stockholm, while the other ones mentioned under Stockholm have to be reached by the tube and are from 15 mins - 45 mins away. The average cost per day at an STF hostel is around US$ 25, which usually includes breakfast.
I stayed at an STF hostel in Siarofortet during a visit to the famous archipelago but in March, it will be too cold in the islands.
Hope the above helps..