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Cheapest St. Louis to Stockholm or Göteborg?

Now that Norwegian Air is Europe-only (and limited locations at that) what is the cheapest way to get from Midwestern USA to Göteborg (Gothenburg)? I don't see the great fares I used to see...am I gonna have to kayak across the Atlantic?

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I you choose the latter option I'd suggest you look into a rowing boat rather than a kayak. While they are a bit heavier and slower, they also have more storage space for navigation equipment, food and water. As well as room for sleeping. The record for crossing the Atlantic solo in a rowing boat is a bit over 30 days, but it can be a good idea to schedule a bit of extra time in case of bad weather or if you're not as fit as you expected. A sailing boat is probably a better idea, it can cut the travel time a lot. Just keep in mind that you need to notify the border police of your arrival, here is the form to use: https://polisen.se/siteassets/blanketter/polisens-blanketter-272-17.pdf And your first port in Sweden needs to be a port with border facilities, a list of them can be found in this document: https://polisen.se/siteassets/forfattningssamling/fap-nummer/fap272_2_pmfs2015_5.pdf (see §5, keep in mind that not all of them are open 24h/day)

Or you can use some search engine and see what offers you can find, Stockholm has a larger airport so it might be easier to find acceptable fares to Stockholm than to Gothenburg. You don't mention where you're going, but if the West coast is the goal, you can look at flying to Copenhagen as well. SAS is often a good option to and from Scandinavia, have a look at what they offer. www.flysas.com And Icelandair can sometimes have good connections between smaller cities.

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You can get summer 2 stops to Goteborg for $1180, that's pretty good (basic economy, no free bag or seat selection, $1400 for main cabin). Right now Stockholm and Copenhagen cost more, but they are 1 stops for you. Note that although these are Delta flights, you have to book them via https://wwws.airfrance.us/. They are twice as expensive through delta.com, same flights.

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This stuff changes hourly. Now there are Delta 2 stops in August for $930 on delta.com or klm.com. It's basic economy. Main cabin with seat selection and checked bag is $1150. United is offering even cheaper fares.

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And. just to add to the confusion, SAS is exiting Star Alliance (with UA) and joining the Delta / KLM Alliance August 31st 2024, (the last time I looked for exact date). I recently saw some cheaper flights on my route SFO to ARN on SAS. SAS also usually flies via CPH, a smaller airport that;'s much easier to navigate than UA's FRA hub. But I've not looked at the midwest, good luck! https://www.flysas.com/us-en/

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Always a good idea to use Google Flights to answer questions like this. I see RT STL to Stockholm for $850 or so if one chooses one's dates carefully.