Once upon a time there was an airline carrier which offered wonderful deals to Scandinavia.
But guess what we still live happily ever after with these deals from Scandinavia Airlines http://www.sas.com.
They offer Stockholm from €41, Copenhagen from €44 and Oslo from €37.
We got our first taste of Scandinavia https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/the-call-of-the-fjords/ when we cruised around Denmark and Norway and got a tantalising look at Sweden on our MSC tour of the fjords… http://www.msccruises.ie and http://www.msccruises.co.uk.
Where we also popped in an old friend in Copenhagen … well, yes him. But him as well, my old university mucker American Tom.
It was invaluable having local knowledge for that day trip with Tom being able to show us where you can buy a coffee for under a tenner.
And also tell us which rides to go on and which not in the Tivoli Gardens http://www.tivoli.dk which we all know Walt Disney used as his inspiration for his Disney theme parks http://www.disneyparks.disney.go.com.
BTW I’m up there somewhere and did get a fabulous view of the whole of Copenhagen http://www.visitcopenhagen.com and our ship.
Tom knew all the cool parts, Vesterbro (you’re very welcome).
Where local artists use industrial holders to play out their modern interpretative dance moves.
And yes Bandanaman was throwing some shapes from the back of the crowd too.
Sweden is tantalisingly close when you sail off from Copenhagen on your way to Norway.
And I will also catch up with my old friend Agnetha… though again not that one. A long story which I’ll return too. And a salutary lesson too!
But while we only dipped our toes into Denmark and barely at all Sweden we did jump in head first into the Norwegian fjords. And will be back.
And this time having sampled the art of Munch and the drama of Ibsen it’ll be full sail for Oslo… http://www.visitoslo.com.
Cruising in the fjords became popular in the 19th century through the works of Hans Dahl and there began an influx of tourists there on the back of it.
Mind you they would have got there quicker and cheaper with SAS.