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Jul 14th, 2013, 12:45 AM
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Is 2 weeks enough time to see Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo?

I was reading an alternate thread that someone was asking if 1 week was enough time to see all 3 cities. If you were planning 2 weeks to visit this area, could you do all 3 (Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo)?

I like the idea of the ferry and train between cities. Maybe start in Stockholm, then Copenhagen, end in Oslo?
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Jul 14th, 2013, 12:52 AM
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and what else should I consider seeing inbetween?

Planning this trip for our 10 year wedding anniversary next year
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Jul 14th, 2013, 07:36 AM
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Hi Andrew...
The short answer is yes, it's definitely doable.

The longer answer depends on a couple of questions: What time of year are you going? What do you like to do on holiday?

And for my personal favorite reason for visiting Sweden: Do you live in the US and need a new car? Are you able to take advantage of Volvo Overseas Delivery program?

For our 20 year anniversary a couple of years ago, we took delivery of my new Volvo and drove through Scandinavia. Spectacular trip but pretty pricey (although Volvo paid for the airline tickets.)
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Jul 14th, 2013, 03:34 PM
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In general, I think 2 weeks would make sense for these 3 cities -- 4 or 5 days each for Copenhagen and Stockholm, maybe 3 for Oslo, a day trip or two (definitely consider vsiting Roskilde from Copenhagen)....
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Jul 14th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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4-4-3 (Oslo the shorter one) with whatever half days on travel days to be added to one or another city.
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Jul 14th, 2013, 05:57 PM
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Yes, it is doable. I also recommend Oslo being the shorter one. I recommend checking out Aero Island, Denmark, and renting a bike. Loved it, and I am definitely not a biker.
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Jul 14th, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Yes, you can do all 3 in 2 weeks. You can probably do a day trip from each of the cities - but if you spend a lot of time in the countryside you will be giving the cities short shrift.
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Jul 14th, 2013, 09:12 PM
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I second making a trip to Aero Island. We stayed at a little bed and breakfast there for two nights and loved it. It is a very quaint little island. The ferry runs regularly from the mainland and you can take your car on board if you have one.

I agree with spending less time in Oslo compared to the other two cities. We thoroughly enjoyed taking the overnight ferries between the countries.
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Jul 15th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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At Aero Island, I enjoyed staying at: http://www.aeroeisland.com/bed-breakfast-toldbodhus.php.

I also enjoyed Stockholm, Bergen, and this hotel in the mountains in Norway: http://www.ton.no/no/elveseter-kunst-og-kulturhotell
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Aug 3rd, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Thanks everyone for your comments.

We are looking to make this trip in November of 2014 for our 10 year wedding anniversary.

When we got married we flew to Paris and took trains around France and the up to Amsterdam as our final destination. We loved that (put all our money in that trip versus our wedding) and wanted to do something similar for our 10 year.

So fly into Copenhagen, stay a few days and then travel around was our idea. So far everyone's suggestions sound great. Obviously we have time to plan but it is an area i have never been to so unfamiliar with what to see.
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Aug 3rd, 2013, 03:22 PM
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In November I'd pretty much stick to the cities. It might be cold weather... and it definitely will be
getting dark early. If you know the dates you'll be traveling you might be check out the daylight
hours for those days.
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Aug 3rd, 2013, 03:44 PM
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I recommend checking the weather history for November. It can be cool there, even in the summer. I was there in July 2011.
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Aug 12th, 2013, 03:24 AM
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I'd consider moving the trip up a couple of months in order to take advantage of the daylight hours. While Hubby and I did go to Europe in March for our 10 year anniversary, we went in September for our 20 year anniversary. It's still a celebration and much nicer (for us) weather.
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Aug 12th, 2013, 07:47 AM
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I absolutely loved the long daylight hours when we visited Scandinavia last June. We took one pic at 10:00 pm to remind us how light out it still was. We were in Norway at our B&B and the pic looked across the fjord. My 10 fingers were in the lower corner of the pic to remind us, when we returned home, that it was 10 pm when we took the pic. Fun memory.
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Aug 16th, 2013, 12:24 AM
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I second KL467's suggestion of the Elveseter hotel. It's stunning. You may find driving there a challenge however, especially in November. But it's doable, with Lom as a hub, to reach Geirangerfjord pretty easily too.

I also wouldn't ditch Oslo so easily. IMO there's more to see and do than in Copenhagen, especially if you go out into the fjord. Be aware however, that in november there will be snow. Yes to the suggestion to move it to september, or even august. November is already skiing season, and in that case you might want to check out Vestlia, the huge new resort near Geilo.

Bergen would be my preferred choice, over Oslo, and perhaps a stretch on Hurtigruten to Trondheim and then a train back to Oslo?
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Aug 16th, 2013, 03:04 PM
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Seldom much snow in Oslo in November. Mid november will normally be about some 35F, sunrise at 8am and sunset at 4pm.

You could have the ultimate Oslo experience at emblematic Theatercaféen: http://www.hotelcontinental.no/theat...en.aspx?ID=236

In November, groups of friends and colleagues start to fill up Oslo restaurants for the traditional "julebord", celebrating the coming of winter and Christmas with traditional food and drink. Do as the locals, could be great fun. Here are some very popular places where you need to reserve a table several months in advance, at least for December.

Lorry: http://www.lorry.no/
Gamle Raadhus (Old town-hall): http://www.gamle-raadhus.no/
Stortorvets Gjæstgiveri: http://www.stortorvets-gjestgiveri.no/en
I love no fuss and more affordable Dovrehallen: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...rn_Norway.html

The most popular dishes for the "julebord" are lutefisk, pinnekjøtt og juletallerken accompanied by beer and aquavit.
Lutefisk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutefisk
Pinnekjøtt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinnekj%C3%B8tt
Juletallerken is pork rib, sausages and meat-balls.

Fabulous views of the city from Frognerseteren and Ekebergrestauranten.
Frognerseteren, close to the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump:
http://www.frognerseteren.no/index_e.aspx
Holmenkollen: http://www.holmenkollen.com/eng
Ekebergrestauranten: http://www.ekebergrestauranten.com/en/

For exceptional dining, Maeemo got two Michelin stars after the first year (2012): http://en.maaemo.no/
http://vimeo.com/27856616

Always great things going on in the new Oslo Opera by the sea: http://www.operaen.no/en/
About the Opera: http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Where-...s-Opera-House/

The Vigeland Park is an excperience all year round: http://www.vigeland.museum.no/en/vigeland-park

Akershus Castle and Fortress in the very heart of town: http://www.visitnorway.com/en/Where-...hus-Fortress-/

The Cultural History Museum out at beautiful and tranquile Bygdøy just outside the city center: http://www.norskfolkemuseum.no/en/

The Nobel peace center: http://www.nobelpeacecenter.org/en/

Food market with lots of local produce, close to vibrant Grünerløkka: http://www.mathallenoslo.no/?lang=2
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Aug 31st, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Thank you so much for all this great info and advice. We wouldn't be opposed to making our trip a little earlier than our actual anniversary.
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Aug 31st, 2013, 11:44 PM
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In November, there is indeed little snow in Oslo, or Bergen, but Sognfjell (Elveseter) is a different proposition.
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make that Sognefjell
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