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JHalasz
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So, I have been thinking of planning a trip to the region, Stockholm in specific. I was just wondering if anyone could give me some general advice for the area? Where should I visit, where shouldn’t I?

Another thing I’m unsure about is money. I’d like to go cheap, but buying clothes and stuff would be nice. In general, is Sweden expensive to visit? What about other Scandinavian countries? Am I best off to stay in hostels?

Thanks in advance. I ask a lot of questions, I know.

One final one, should I whip out some Robyn cds now, or later? hahaha

I am leaving from Toronto with $2000
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Sweden was expensive, but the Krona (crown) is down to .67 of a danish crown and there are about 6 danish crowns to the $. Check the exchange rates. Look, Denmark, Sweden and Norway are all expensive compared to the US and S. Europe. Summers are spotty as far as the weather is concerend, although this is a bigger problem in Denmark than Sweden or Norway. In Stockholm, there is the whole inner harbour-old town area. It is charming. There is also the archipelago of Stockholm which is very lovely.

Norway – most people go to Bergen. It’s very beuatiful. Oslo is nothing special. Denmark – most people visit Copenhagen and then take day trips up North (the northern part of the island). The weather can be cold and rainy.

Yes, stay in hostels. Hotels start at around $100 night in Copenhagen.

Don’t buy clothes in any of these countries. It’s ghastly expensive and the fashions are pretty preppyish – Gant stuff and so on at 2-3 times the price.

The women are friendly and the days are long. I live in Copenhagen and summers – when they come – are gorgeous.

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You should start with a travel guide on Stockholm and Sweden at your nearest library or bookstore. Try to choose one that fits your travel style—such as Let’s Go or Lonely Planet. It will have highlights and summaries and maybe even suggested itineraries. It will also list hostels, such as Af Chapman in the harbor, inexpensive hotels, places to eat, advice on getting around, etc.

If you want Swedish clothes, just go to your nearest H&M. It will be much cheaper.

Hostel or hotel? Depends on your travel style, who you’ll travel with (or not), budget, and what’s available for when you’ll be there.

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JHalasz wrote:
So, I have been thinking of planning a trip to the region, Stockholm in specific. I was just wondering if anyone could give me some general advice for the area? Where should I visit, where shouldn’t I?

Another thing I’m unsure about is money. I’d like to go cheap, but buying clothes and stuff would be nice. In general, is Sweden expensive to visit? What about other Scandinavian countries? Am I best off to stay in hostels?

Thanks in advance. I ask a lot of questions, I know.

One final one, should I whip out some Robyn cds now, or later? hahaha

On the music – get something from the kinfe and kleerup. If you follow my advice and go to skåne you have to listen to Bob Hund. They are made of win and awesome.

Sweden is, as people said, expensive. stockholm is the most expensive, if you diss oslo.
Buy the hard liqour in Denmark, trust me. You ll save alot but that depends on how much you are willing to carry.
Places in sweden – start in Copenhagen, lovely, and take the bridge to malmö in sweden. From there take the train to Ystad or Simrishamn. They are located in the most beautiful part of sweden. Ive been in many places but this scenery is just amazing. The region is called Österlen.
Then make tour way up to the westcoast. go to Falkenberg and take a bath. go to gothenburg to drink party hard and eat fish. Take a daytrip to bohuslän just north of gothenburg.
Then go straight over to stockholm. if you have time take the train north along the coast all the way up to sarek the huge national park.
Food – Basic in sweden to eat cheap is: Falafel/kebab in southern sweden. cost 2.5euro. search for the “Saluhall” in gotheburg and stockhol. They have great soups and lunches for about 2 – 4 euro.
Drink-
every town has a “cheap beer district”. They cost about 3 euro per 0.5l.
Clothes-
In stockholm vintage or “secondhand clothes” is hip and expensive. everywhere else its both hip and cheap.

1+1=3

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Well, just as a short hint, if you didn’t already come back from Scandinavia…when going to Stockholm there are many interesting things to see: – Skansen Museum (Djurgården) – an open air combination of Zoo and Village Museum; – *Stadshuset * – the city hall; – Of course, the over-crowded Vasa Museum

- more off the tourist maps….I like Haga Park , I like going uphill from Slussen, up to
Monteliusvägen and admiring the view over the city. – If you have time, take a boat trip into the archipelago

As for food, one of my favs is Hermans, 5 minutes walking for Slussen: http://hermans.gastr…

All best,
Radu