We took a 3-week trip to Scandinavia in April 2019. We flew from Florida to Frankfurt Germany. From Frankfurt:
- we flew to Oslo Norway
- Took a scenic train over snow covered mountains from Oslo to Bergen Norway
- Few from Bergen to Stockholm, Sweden
- Took a Viking overnight cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki, Finland
- Few from Helsinki to Copenhagen Denmark
- Flew back to Frankfurt to return to Florida USA
It was cool in the beginning of April and we had snow flurries in Stockholm. Helsinki, which is the farthest north of all the cities we visited, was the warmest. Easter in Copenhagen was warm and beautiful.
Our thoughts on this trip:
- Norway was our favorite followed by Finland and Denmark.
- The scenic train ride from Oslo to Bergen, Norway is a MUST do
- The Viking cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki was a pleasure and a must do
- We will talk about what we saw, what we ate and the great hotels we stayed in
- If Scandinavia is not on your bucket list, it should be
We are walkers and all of these cities are walkable. They also have great metros and lots of bicycles to rent. Taxis are very expensive so we will talk about fast, easy and safe public transportation from the airports to the central train stations. Hop-On-Hop-Off Busses and boats are a great way to get oriented and see all the main sites.
Scandinavia has a reputation for being expensive and it can be. We saw everything, ate well and travelled fast between cities and within cities for an average of $100/day for two people. Our hotels cost on average $100/day as well.
I will be doing a VLOG on how to travel cheap soon. Look for it.
Now, sit back and travel with us to these four wonderful countries: