I have been all over Europe but the only Scandinavian destination I have visited is Copenhagen. I think its time to check out the rest (well, some more of it, at least...). Im working with approx. 18-21 days, probably from middle August- beginning of September. Im thinking starting in Oslo and ending in Copenhagen.
I get the basic jist of an itinerary, but looking over the one from this website specifically, it seems a bit crowded (and that actually comes from someone who doesn't usually mind a faster pace.)
Here are my general questions as I start to feel this out-
How are the trains up there? / Is the train system up there as good as the rest of Europe? I've read some stuff about renting a car but I'd prefer to avoid that.
What about these overnight cruises to Helsinki? Are they easy to work in and then continue on your way?
Is Scandanavia, (specifically Denmark, Sweden, Norway per this trip) as easy to get around as "general" Europe.
Would anyone mind giving me a sample Itinerary? Generally I would want anywhere between 5-7 stops for a trip this length, and I must go back through CPH (one of my favorite European cities!)