Every once in a while, one thinks of travelling the world and when you are having an affair with Europe, you cannot get away from the charms of Scandinavia.10 days through the kingdoms of Norway, Sweden and Denmark is equivalent to peeping at galaxy from a distance....
Why travel to CopenhagenDenmark's capital was not always the trendy city it is today. In fact, Copenhagen used to be the home of castles, historical buildings and had a long and intricate history. The modern city, however, is a seamless amalgamation of the classic architecture and the new-age culture of chic cafes, modern infrastructure, a fashion-forward population, and a cool nocturnal club scene. These are five experiences you can't miss when in this infectious Nordic city:A boat ride on the charming canals of the cityRead More
Why travel to CopenhagenDenmark's capital was not always the trendy city it is today. In fact, Copenhagen used to be the home of castles, historical buildings and had a long and intricate history. The modern city, however, is a seamless amalgamation of the classic architecture and the new-age culture of chic cafes, modern infrastructure, a fashion-forward population, and a cool nocturnal club scene. These are five experiences you can't miss when in this infectious Nordic city:A boat ride on the charming canals of the city
A final walking tour of the city of Copenhagen to get a feel of the city, culture and the amazing people. Denmark has several hidden treasures and is highly underrated as a tourist destination. It is definitely a place to go for a relaxed short vacation.
Hopped in an overnight Flixbus from Bremen for a weekend to spend at Copenhagen. Ah! How can I forget the World Jazz Festival (July 2017), making the trip better and rich. Cisternerne - Museum of Modern Glass Art - A walk in the dark with zero amount of electricity. The Cisterns is the only dripstone cave in Denmark. The natural formation of stalactites and stalagmites are not uncommon for concrete structures, yet no other place can offer the sheer magnitude and diversity of those found here. Rasmus Lorup Arildsen, you beauty! a big thank you for sharing your space and time.
Book the Scandinavia cruise that starts in Copenhagen—visit the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, see the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, admire the architecture in St Petersburg, and take in the modern design in Stockholm. To keep the whole family engaged, the cruise ship Regal Princess has restaurants and bars, dance and cooking classes, musical productions, pools, and signature programmes for kids such as Movies Under the Stars and Discovery at Sea.Departure: Copenhagen.Stopping at: Oslo, Berlin, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki, and Stockholm.When: Eleven-day Scandinavia cruise from April 30, 2017.Cost: US$909 upwards per person.CELEBRITY CRUISES
Some people told me going to Nordic countries in winters is a bad idea but no one ever said it's going to be so much fun. Bang in the middle of freezing January I decided to visit Scandinavia.Watch this video to know about things to do in Copenhagen - One of the happiest places on earth. ?ci=OlTUDBo4NIY
The first thing that comes to your mind, as you land in Copenhagen, is , 'Damn! Its beautiful'. Okay, maybe not exactly after landing. But as soon as you enter the city after a short train journey. A word about the Danish trains - they are awesome! Unlike anywhere i have experienced. Anyways, by the time you get over your infatuation on trains (unless you are Sheldon Cooper), you will experience the beauty i am talking about. It is one modern European capital where skyscrapers are not eyesore, standing tall beside historical Cathedrals and Town Centers. Danes have done an extremely good job to maintain the architectural uniformity, where you can build structures with the architecture resembling the surrounding. At some parts of the city like, you may have a feel of landing back in times... A few centuries behind. But that doesn't mean, it's an old city. Just that the modern shopping district and business centers do not mingle with the old town and palace grounds. The architectural changes are gradual.
The itinerary for each city varies depending on a travellers personal preference - whether they want to spend the day on a beach or in an art gallery, shopping in the designer district or the flea markets. A quick getaway in this capital city would entail seeing these tourist attractions in my opinion and the best way to see them is to cycle around Copenhagen. Copenhagen is called the city of cyclists and rightly so - they have separate routes for people cycling on all their roads and even in the freezing cold one can see cyclists all over the city. If you aren't too keen on that then you can take a hop on/hop off bus tour like we did and they cover all these spots.The Famous Tivoli Gardens - We were in the city for New Years so the Tivoli Gardens was a major attraction. It was elaborately lit up and had the best fireworks display at 11 pm on the 31st December. The entrance is $16.5 (Rs. 1100) on weekdays and $17 (Rs. 1200) on weekends. Everything that you do inside has to be paid for separately.The Tivoli Gardens have been around for almost 150 years. It has everything that one needs for a day out from eateries to cafes to theatres and of course rides. This is what gave inspiration for the world famous Disney World all over the world.
Though a 1000-year old city, it flaunts a modernist architecture. The city fairly simple to navigate and one can just pick a few maps and guides and set out on a self-guided tour. Some of the major attractions include the Akershus Fortress, the national theatre, Royal palace, Oslo Cathedral, Nobel Peace Centre, Frogner Park, amongst others.
Have a breakfast of shrimp sandwich and coffee at one of many outdoor cafes, walk down to the Nobel Museum at the seaside. During evenings at the seaside, and nights at the city center, look out for a young guy playing electronic music in the open - he plays very well (and his music is definitely better than the music they play in Hard Rock Oslo unfortunately)
I am about to share one of Oslo’s biggest secrets, an affordable place to stay that will please the most discerning traveler. In a city that has been named one of the most expensive in the world, finding cheap accommodation is as rare as finding a pint of beer for less than ten pounds. (Fifteen bucks for you Americans.)
Hostel Oslo Central, part of Hostelling International Norway, only recently opened up it’s doors. The location is incredible, a short walk from Oslo Central Station, smack in the middle of everything you’d want to see. At this point you are probably thinking, ‘But Jess, it is still a hostel. of course it is cheap.’, but the quality of accommodation, great service, and amazing breakfast are unlike any typical hostel.