1 week in Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm

Old Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Another possibility is of course to fly from Copenhagen to Bergen and then travel from Bergen to Flåm and onwards to Oslo and finally Stockholm. By train.

Today's prices for a flight from Copenhagen to Bergen on Norwegian are 41 euros on the 24th (dep 22:20 arr 23:40), 56 euros on the 25th (dep 16:35 arr 17:55) and 75 euros on the 26th of August (dep 22:20 arr 23:40).
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Old Jun 4th, 2012, 06:55 AM
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hoxa61 and ttmadison - you both have been so much helpful. I can't express anything but gratitude and thanks. This is such good information. I will soon finalize the trip. I might decide to do the flight between CPH to Bergen and then NIN and train from Oslo to Stockholm

OR CPH to Oslo through ferry. Travel west for NIN and then fly from Bergen to Stockholm, although the last one seems longer and more expensive.
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Old Jun 4th, 2012, 06:58 AM
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The only question nowise what is a better travel - ferry from CPH to Oslo OR train from Oslo to Stockholm. . Since they are both gonna be overnight, I am thinking former since as per @hoxa61's feedback , finding direct overnight from Oslo to Stockholm is not gonna be that easy.
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Old Jun 4th, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Unfortunately there is no overnight rail connection from Oslo to Stockholm, only daytime trains. However, there is a direct expressbus leaving Oslo at 23:00, arriving in Stockholm at 6:40. I wouldn't do this though but some people don't mind travelling long distances on a bus. If you want to check it out, the name of the bus company is Swebus.

For some peculiar reason rail connections between Norway and Sweden are really bad. Probably the rail lines are in a bad condition not suitable for high speed trains. There has been rail works on this line and there will even be railwork this summer so hopefully the situation will change in the future. For example, there are no direct trains from Oslo to Copehagen at all, you always have to change in Gothenburg. And usually the leg Oslo - Gothenburg is by bus. Like 100 years ago there were night trains from Oslo to both Stockholm and Malmö/Copenhagen/Hamburg but no more. Between Oslo and Stockholm there are only 2 direct trains a day (and a couple of more connections with a change of train in Karlstad) compared to perhaps 25 - 30 direct flights (on Norwegian, SAS Scandinavian Airlines and Flybe).

If I had to plan this trip I would do Copenhagen - Oslo on the overnight ferry (ferries are nice; have a nice dinner, a couple of drinks in the nightclub and then a good sleep), NIN to Bergen, a flight Bergen - Stockholm. Where are you flying out from? Stockholm or Copenhagen?
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Old Jun 4th, 2012, 05:55 PM
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I can fly out from anywhere. I haven't booked it yet.
So I did a lot of research, reading very extensively, also wrt trains/ferries/flights etc and i ealised 2 things
a) I am gonna be spending too much money going into Norway from CPH and coming out as well back to Sweden
b) A lot of time is gonna get wasted in travel and it is going to be very tiring.

After a lot of debate with myself and convincing , I have decided to spend 4.5 days in CPH, take afternoon train into night to Stockholm, and then 5 full days in STockholm (including day trip). Trust me, I tried to fit in Norway but the more I read, the more it became futile. Finally, everything that everyone said about leaving Norway for future was right and I am going to do that too.

But I really really need to thank everyone for helping me out so much. Now all I need to do is go through the links that @hoxa61 has given and read about what to do in CPH and Stockholm and relax and enjoy my time.

Thanks
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Old Jun 6th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Thanks Itvivek4u, I am looking into the same trip and I have learned a lot on this thread. I too am going back and forth between doing CPH& Stockholm alone OR adding in a few days in Norway since I will already be "in the area"
With that being said I would like to ask everyones opinion on my plan:
4 full days in Copenhagen
Day 5 early flight to Bergen (full day in Bergen)
Day 6 Bergen NIN round trip (or would it be worth one way to Oslo?)
Day 7 evening flight to Stockholm.
Day 8/9/10 Stockholm
Day 11 return to US.
Is this too ambitious? Is Oslo worth the extra tour hours just to 3/4 of a day?
I am an ambitious traveler. We dont relax much, try to squeeze lots in in a short period of time and dont like to spend lots of time browsing museums so I dont feel I need to factor too much extra time in for that. Am I making the right choice or am I cutting myself too short?
Thanks!!
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Old Jun 6th, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Based on all the research that I have done, my opinion is that from time perspective, your itinerary is totally doable (I was gonna do it too) but once I figured out the travel time and the cost involved. If you are doing flights in and out of Norway, then maybe it is worth a try.
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Old Jun 6th, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Just got back from Copenhagen.Nice city but, its dug up for repairs especially around Norreport and main square.Look out for the bikers ,they will run you down.Very crowded with tour buses at Nyhaven. Do have a bite at Ida Davidson.3 days max.
AND MOVE ON.
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Old Jun 9th, 2012, 05:54 AM
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When in Oslo, pehaps visit new and fantastic Maaemo restaurant, two Michelin stars on first try. Book as soon as possible. http://en.maaemo.no/
http://vimeo.com/27856616

In the middle of the new down-town Oslo area that is now coming to life close to the seafront Opera house. The Opera won the culture award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in October 2008 and the 2009 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (Mies van der Rohe award). http://www.google.no/search?q=Oslo+O...w=1600&bih=805

Have the quintessential Oslo lunch at old world Theatercaféen:
http://www.hotelcontinental.no/Default.aspx?ID=236
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 06:48 PM
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I am trying to figure out how to plan this trip. I need specifics from any one who is willing to help.
Fly into Stockhom.
Spend two days in stockhom.
? train or flight to Oslo
Spend a night in Oslo
do Norvey in a nutshell
May be spend a night in Bergan
Either make it back to Oslo and fly back to us or go to CH and fly back to US. In that case spend two days in CH.
Train schedules are too confusing.
I need some clear directions please!
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Old Jun 14th, 2012, 09:30 PM
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What is confusing about the train schedules?

1. There are two daily direct trains between Stockholm and Oslo. Travel time 7+ hours. No overnight trains.

2. There are no direct trains between Oslo and Copenhagen. There are two daily connections with a change of train in Gothenburg. No overnight connections. Travel time 8 hours 30 minutes.

3. There are direct trains, including an overnight train, between Oslo and Bergen.

4. There are flight between Stockholm and Oslo, Stockholm and Bergen, Bergen and Copenhagen, Oslo and Copenhagen.

5. Considering your very limited amount of time, your best option is to fly between Stocholm and Oslo and Bergen and Copenhagen. Between Oslo and Copenhagen there is also an overnight ferry.

Train schedules and booking Sweden - Norway, Sweden - Denmark, Norway - Denmark via Sweden: http://www.sj.se/start/startpage/index.form?l=en

Train schedules and booking Norway: http://www.nsb.no/?lang=en_US
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Thanks.
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Old Jul 31st, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Hi all,

Your comments are very interesting.
I'll be visiting Norway, Sweden and Denmark in early September. I was planing on spending most of my time in Oslo (2-3 days), Bergen (and/or Flam)(2-3 days), Stockholm (4 days) and Copenhagen (4 days). I have purchased a rail pass.
My questions: 1)I have a total of 14 nights, how many nights should I pass in Oslo, in Bergen and in Flam?
2) Does anyone have any day trips to suggest from Stockholm and Copenhagen?
3) Do I need to reserve a seat on all train trips? It isn't clear whether a reservation is always required.

I would appreciate any comments you have on my schedule or my questions.

Thank you,
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Old Jul 31st, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Hi, cookie -

You might get more information if you start your own string.

> any day trips to suggest from Stockholm and Copenhagen?

Stockholm: a boat through the archipelago; Uppsala

Copenhagen: Roskilde.
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Hello!
Q for those who have already did this tour or for anyone who has more info.
I booked a flight ticket for Sweden and was planning to visit Denmark, maybe Norway if i have the time, or vice-versa, Norway first and Sweden afterwards, not sure yet, but by the comments about the communication between Sweden and Norway, it kinda makes me back off on this plan. (Or maybe things got better?)
Anyway, i wanted you to suggest me some cheap but relaxing accommodations. As well as a good location to pick. I''m not looking for something extravagant, but something that makes my stay pleasant and as close as "feeling at home" kinda experience. What would you suggest i do? Book in advance or search there? Also, i emphasize on the strategic location. I don't need to be in the centre of tourism as much as the best spot to go from sightseeing and live the nordic experience and not the touristic one.
The only thing i would like tho about my room is to be spacious. Not to play golf or anything, but i hate the rooms with two beds and a one person moving around kinda situation. Or should it be better to rent an ap?
I am very new to this traveling alone stuff, so please, all the information, the best.
Thank you very much!!
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Old Feb 3rd, 2015, 05:13 PM
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Hi, alina_dumitriu! Welcome to Fodor's and welcome to solo travel -- some of us are fully committed to it!

You might want to start your own thread rather than adding on to this old one.

In the meantime, booking.com can be a great source of information about lodging.
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