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User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Hi guys,
I am hoping some of the scandinavian members might be able to give me some advice.
I am going to be in Lund, Sweden which is very close to CPH in the last week of April & 1st week of May. I am going to be busy working those 2 weeks but will have the weekend to myself.
I hope to go & see Copenhagen in the evenings after work & maybe if time permits during the day time. but for that one weekend in between I am planning to go either to Stockholm or Oslo.
I can go on friday evening & come back to Lund on Sun evening.
Any suggestions as to which place should I go to ?
thanks in advance,
AI

[Edited 2006-02-22 17:02:19]

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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Stockholm is cheaper. Didn't you read the "Oslo, worlds most expensive city" thread?  Smile

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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3764 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Stay in Lund! Helluva lot cheaper than Oslo and Stockholm... However, you can find return tickets from MMX to BMA for around 1000 SEK.

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

I am being funded for this trip, so even though I will have to bear some expenditure from my own pocket, money might not be too tight.
AI


User currently offlineZbrox From Sweden, joined Jan 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Stockholm is beautiful and has a lot of stuff to see/do.
But a lot of people are very much into "outcooling each other".
It's very much design/media hype.
(we live on the outskirts of the world, but we are the best trend followers and early-adopters on the planet!")

But there are a lot of real people too.
Stay away from "Stureplan" (city bar scene) unless you love standing ín endless lines. Or just want to see it...

Oslo is more small townish. Nice people.

I suggest exploring CPH in more depth.

You have to visit Christiania. http://www.christiania.org
Hippie heaven mostly known for free drug trade. But amazing place to visit!
Very friendly.

Or explore the south Swedish countryside. Very beautiful that time of year.


Good Luck


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2375 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 4):
(we live on the outskirts of the world, but we are the best trend followers and early-adopters on the planet!")

we have been told that danish design is the trendsetting design  Confused


User currently offlineZbrox From Sweden, joined Jan 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Yeah. But I was refering to Stockholm.
When you land at ARN you're greeted by all these fashion/ad style photographs of design/media people who say "Welcome to my hometown".
(NB: Not my "Homeland")
Including several people who're not even from Stockholm at all.

In France they would have used philosophers, writers, statesmen,

We use architects, jewelry designers e t c

I have it up to .... with design right now.
If it's boring it's design.
If it's not it's populistic....

Look at the SAS-livery. Supposed to express all this and that and Scandinavian design. I just think it's.....boring.

Sorry. In a hateful period.

 Wink

BTW - CPH is cool...


User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

You could combine Copenhagen and Oslo with a Mini Cruise. You can sail overnight from Copenhagen to Oslo, habve a day in Oslo and then sail back overnight to Copenhagen. The big ferries are just like cruise liners. Its a great way to save on hotels and travel at the same time. Oslo is quite easy to walk around and explore. Check out the DFDS ferry web site below:


http://www.dfdsseaways.co.uk/DSW/EN/...ise/C-Oslo/TwonightMiniCruiseBreak



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2375 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 6):
When you land at ARN you're greeted by all these fashion/ad style photographs of design/media people who say "Welcome to my hometown".
(NB: Not my "Homeland")
Including several people who're not even from Stockholm at all.

oh really? that seems kind of odd.. I have never been to either Stockholm or Oslo, so I can't say my opinion about those cities. I have not even been to Norway, only Sweden. lol kinda weird since I have lived in Denmark during most of my life ( I have lived in Canada for 8 months) My dad has been to both Stockholm and Oslo a thousand times on business trips so I guess that is why he has not been taking me there as a kid.

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 6):
Look at the SAS-livery. Supposed to express all this and that and Scandinavian design. I just think it's.....boring.

I don't agree.. I like it very much, but I still miss the old white livery.

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 6):

BTW - CPH is cool...

thanks  Smile The best part of CPH is when you arrive and you get out of baggage claim and into Terminal 3:


User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

I am having a long weekend in Oslo in two weeks time to be there for Holmenkollen Sunday. Does anyone know any inexpensive / reasonably priced restaurants in Oslo that don't feature in Rough Guide or Lonely Planet but do serve local dishes?

User currently offlineZbrox From Sweden, joined Jan 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):
I don't agree.. I like it very much, but I still miss the old white livery.:

I miss the OLD livery


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When will airlines realize that old is cool and new suck?
Vintage airline livery stuff is sold in the hippest shops..

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):
thanks   The best part of CPH is when you arrive and you get out of baggage claim and into Termi

ONE of the best. CPH has the best airport shopping/eating I've seen. Beat DXB by miles. And a lot less spread out than AMS.

But the exit to the terminal is a strike of genius. Really creates that" I HAVE TRAVELLED NOW I HAVE RETURNED" feeling. A bit of the old glory (yeah II know  old  You often see people waving flags and stuff


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2390 times:
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Quoting Willo (Reply 9):
Does anyone know any inexpensive / reasonably priced restaurants in Oslo that don't feature in Rough Guide or Lonely Planet but do serve local dishes?

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

I can't think of any off the top of my head. You have to try Jappis Kebab. It's almost local cuisine now Big grin

Other than that, go to a grocery store, buy bread, butter, and cheese. Then wrap it all in paper, put it in your bag all day, then eat. Traditional Norwegian "matpakke"



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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2388 times:

I've never been to Oslo, but Stockholm is a great place. A little pricy, as is all of Scandinavia, but worth it. It's beautiful, what with all the water and islands, historic, great restaurants, clean, exciting. I loved it.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

When youre in Lund take the commuter train to Malmoe ans see the Turning Torso building. IMO it´s a beautiful piece of engineering.
I suggest you take the train over to dejlige (lovely) Copenhagen, one helluva town, trust me.

Have a nice trip

Micke//SE Big grin



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User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2374 times:

If price is the dominant factor, then I suggest Stockholm.

If it's beautiful landscape and scenery, then Oslo.

If it's having more entertainment fun, then stay in Copenhagen.



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2375 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 10):
I miss the OLD livery

well okay, I miss that one too but I dont have the same feelings for it as you probably do since I was born too late  Wink

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 10):
ONE of the best. CPH has the best airport shopping/eating I've seen. Beat DXB by miles. And a lot less spread out than AMS.

I also really like CPH. Another nice airport is Singapore Changi, but I still don't think it beats CPH.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2352 times:
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STO is a beautiful city , OSL is a very pretty town - do you prefer beautiful cities with beautiful people ... or pretty towns with beautiful people ?


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User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2345 times:

thanks a lot guys for all your suggestions.
keep them coming.
I will let you all know where i decide to finally go.
AI


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Quoting Zbrox (Reply 10):
I miss the OLD livery

Makes me think of...


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Gives away my age doesn't it?  Wink

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User currently offlineZbrox From Sweden, joined Jan 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

OK. I'm an old bastard, but that livery is my time. The old "original" just feels so right today. But a 747 with that colorful livery just says everything Scandinavia (and SAS) was all about in the ´80s.

We can do everything. Go everywhere. Let's get a new Porsche! Let's buy the world!

To quote "Cheers" "God - I miss that decade!"

First time I saw it was in Israel. As SAS is/was our national airline a change of livery was BIG NEWS. And we all felt the old one was boring.
SAS must have had flights to Ben Gurio. I remember looking up at a plane seeing those stripes on the belly and realizing that it must be the new SAS livery.

The belly thing was really cool. And the planes looked very optimistic in a way, and looked great at dull/grey february airports. Especially on 747's. Or....


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So - honestly - I admit - I would like the 80's livery back too.
It's a bit like having to admit that you sing along to some disco songs from -79 today. Whereas "way back when" you wore T-shirts saying "Death to Disco".


User currently offlinePera From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Come on! Go to Norrköping instead, that's a metropol well worth a visit  Smile

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Have to say Oslo was a little disappointment, it's about the same size as hometown Helsinki but felt smaller and more silent, or was it because it was July?
I think the best Norway starts outside Oslo. Fjords!
Stockholm is nice, busy and beautiful, and beautiful people - lot of icy fashion clones though  Smile Best in summer like all Nordic cities.


User currently offlineN229NW From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1937 posts, RR: 32
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Definitely Stockholm if you are a city person. Oslo is fine, but feels (is) smaller and more provincial. Stockholm is breathtaking and has the big city attitude [some say too much, but I like that] and vistas, tunnels, bridges, etc...


It's people like you what cause unrest!
User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

thanks guys.
i think it might be stockholm......only because Malmo to OSL flight is about 250 GBP while Malmo to ARN is about 87 GBP. so we have a clear winner.
AI


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 35
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2238 times:
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By ways of train:
Lund C-Oslo S r/t:1532 SEK
Lund C-Stockholm C r/t:814 SEK



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