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I want some advise on travelling from Stockholm to Kiruna. I have 4 days/3 nights to travel there from Jan 20th. I want to travel by train and stop somewhere along the way for a couple of days, or maybe stop overnight at multiple places.
I was thinking of two options:
1. Travelling up the coast and stopping at Umea, and then Lulea for a night before heading to Kiruna.
2. Heading through central Sweden and perhaps stopping at Ostersund for a day or two. The train ride is a little longer this way, but that doesn't bother me.
Which do you think would be a better train ride ie scenery wise? They leave early in the morning so most of the train ride to Umea or Ostersund would be in daylight.
Or do you have any suggestions on any other places that may be nice to stop at on my way that I perhaps haven't considered?
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I'm a single guy travelling alone for my first visit to Stockholm this week-end (29 Nov - 1 Dec). I'm originally from South Africa and currently live in London. I love galleries, good food, live music and just chilling. I have booked a hotel in Stureplan.
I'd appreciate any advice about what's going on worth doing at the moment, where are some restaurants to eat alone, and where are good places for an early 40s guy to meet other people? Also some nice long runs, or running groups in the city would be nice.
I am planning to book two days in Göteborg around New Year's Day, as WizzAir offers some cheap flights. Any ideas of what to see and do there in winter? I've read that the best attractions are worth visiting in summer, but what about winter? Is it worth going to Göteborg at this time of year? We are on extremely tight budget mind you :)
My wife has a hankering to spend Christmas in Stockholm then travel up to Lapland to stay in the ice hotel and do stuff like see the northern lights. Now, I know nothing about snowy winters but it seems to me it could be brutal that time of the year. Is it the wrong time to be going so high up? What could we expect weather wise? Do the trains run? and so on.
Two of us are planning a trip summer 2014 through Scandinavia. We are researching how we will travel. I know renting a car is expensive. However, considering the distance we want to cover, it seems like it would make the most sense. We want to fly to Stockholm, travel to Oslo, up Norways coast to Tromso, through northern Sweden, Finland, peak into Russia, back down through Finland, ferry to Tallinn, and back to Stockholm. I understand that bus and train service can become difficult in the north. Even if possible, wouldn't it be more convenient in our own vehicle, and just as costly? Besides, with a car we will be able to camp (sometimes for free in the countryside, and cook some of our own food), which we will be able to save considerable amount of money.
I will be arriving in Stockholm mid January and I am will be staying in the city centre. I have found a few popular hostels that seem like good places to stay. One is in Gamla Stan, one is in Norrmalm, and the last one is in Sodermalm.
They all seem relatively close to each other and close to sites such as Skansen/Vasa museum.
So I am wondering, is there a big difference between these areas and if so how do they differ? Is any area safer than the other? Does anyone have any recommendations of which is best, or would it not really matter for a 3 day stay.
Any information would be great
I read that mid-June to mid August was the most popular time for tourists in Sweden. Also, that hotels, etc. sometimes reduce rates by as much as 50%. Why would rates be reduced with so much demand?
we are going to be travelling from Oslo to Stockholm by train on 21 June 2014 which is the Midsummer holiday and will be staying 6 nights in Stockholm. Is it correct that most places of interest and shops will be closed for the holiday weekend? Will public transport be greatly affected or will there still be frequent T Bahn services from the central station to the suburbs.
We are taking delivery of a Volvo in Gothenburg in June, 2014. We will be traveling for about a month in Sweden, Norway and Finland. We are interested in renting a small camper trailer, something like a Teardrop trailer available in the US and wondered if it is possible to rent such a thing in Sweden. I have found sites that talk about renting an RV van, but very little information on renting a camper trailer. Does anyone have any information on this subject?
Cheyenne, WY US
I was wondering, apart from Gamla Uppsala, what other nices places there were, where I could hike. I'd like to do some day trips. It would have to be easily reachable by transportation because i unfortunately don't own a car.
If somebody can help me :)
Thanks a lot :)
I'm headed to Abisko from about November 24 until Dec 2. Dates are loose becasue all will depend on whether I see the Northern Lights.
If I do, I'd like to hire a car and drive to the coast of Norway and around the Lofoten Islands.
If anybody wants to brainstorm research or might want to join up give me a holler.
A week to spend in Stockholm, which I think is a good time to head up for the Northern Lights. Abisko National Park seems like a popular choice - any other recommendations? Also, looking for travel companions - would be great if some like-minded traveler(s) is/are thinking of seeing the aurora around this period in Sweden as well. Cheers!
Am planning to stay at Ice hotel in Sweden and wondered if there were day excursions available from the village that are cheaper than the ones organised by the Ice hotel which are very expensive..Any websites or email address would be great Thanks
Fist time and excited to go to Stockholm, I found a cheap trip there in connection to my final destination, I will spend 3 days in Stockholm by myself, I know weather is already cold, maybe snowy, it seems there is short day light, I have not book a hotel although I see plenty of options;
I have several Questions:
Besides couple of great museums in that place, What would you recommend to a 40s single professional to do in those 3 days?
where to go in those cold days during daytime? outside activities? indoor activities?
I am willing to pay local tour guide if necessary.
Where is best area to stay considering the weather during that time, restaurants, areas to spend time with locals, and nightlife. What is absolutely the "must do" while be there?
Could anyone recommend or know if there is Theater during weekdays, concerts, shows, places to hear a night band, go to a g... more »
I will be 4 day in Stockholm could you give me some info regarding the weather and what to do see
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